17 days in Yamaguchi Prefecture Itinerary

17 days in Yamaguchi Prefecture Itinerary

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Iwakuni ©
The castle town of Iwakuni has an interesting and varied history populated by samurai warriors and U.S.
On the 9th (Fri), explore the historical opulence of Iwakuni Castle, step off the mainland to explore Suo-Oshima, and then see the interesting displays at Museum of Japanese Emigration to Hawaii. Here are some ideas for day two: snap pictures at Kintaikyo Bridge, thensee the interesting displays at Sagawa Shoyu-gura, and then take a stroll through Yanai Furuichi Kanaya district traditional buildings preservation district.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Iwakuni trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Iwakuni is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Iwakuni is 1 hour. In November, Iwakuni is cooler than Singapore - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Hofu.

Things to do in Iwakuni

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Yanai, Suooshima-cho
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Museum of Japanese Emigration to Hawaii ©
Museum of Japanese Emigration to Hawaii
Iwakuni Castle ©
Iwakuni Castle


Hofu ©
Hōfu is a city located in Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan.As of September 30, 2016, the city has an estimated population of 117,387 and a population density of 622.44 of persons per km². Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kaiten Museum and Chuya Nakahara Memorial Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Rurikoji Temple and Morishi's Garden. Get out of town with these interesting Hofu side-trips: Yamaguchi (Chomonkyo Gorge, Kozan Park, &more). There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Suo Kokubun-ji Temple, get engrossed in the history at Mori Museum, and walk around Ohira Mountaintop Park.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Hofu trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Iwakuni to Hofu in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in November, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to Hagi.

Things to do in Hofu

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Yamaguchi, Kaiten Museum
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Chuya Nakahara Memorial Museum ©
Chuya Nakahara Memorial Museum
Yamaguchi Prefectural Art Museum ©
Yamaguchi Prefectural Art Museum
Mori Museum ©
Mori Museum


Hagi ©
A quiet castle town with a wealth of historic sites, Hagi draws visitors with its solid collection of traditional Japanese architecture.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hagi Uragami Museum and Yukawa Family Old Residence. Visiting Kita-Nagato Coast and Susa Hornfels will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hagi: Nagato (Taineiji Temple & Motonosumi Shrine) and Mine (Akiyoshido & Beppu Bentenike). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Hamasaki Machiya Preservation Area, steep yourself in history at Kido Takayoshi Former Residence, make a trip to Shoka Village School, and get your bearings at Hagi Meiringakusha.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Hagi sightseeing planner.

Drive from Hofu to Hagi in 1.5 hours. November in Hagi sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to drive to Shimonoseki.

Things to do in Hagi

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Nagato, Mine
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Hagi Uragami Museum ©
Hagi Uragami Museum
Kita-Nagato Coast ©
Kita-Nagato Coast
Taineiji Temple ©
Taineiji Temple


Shimonoseki ©
A bustling port town noted as the site of two major battles in Japan's history, Shimonoseki also attracts gourmands as the world capital of the potentially poisonous pufferfish, or fugu--prepared only by licensed chefs and considered a delicacy.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Jokamachi Chofu and Kameyama Hachimangu Shrine. Visiting Kirara Beach Yakeno and Yoshimo Beach will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: stop by Karato market, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Akama Shrine, get engrossed in the history at Chofu Museum Main Bldg, and stop by Michi-no-Eki Kitaurakaido Hohoku.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Shimonoseki route builder site.

Drive from Hagi to Shimonoseki in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around °C in November, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Shimonoseki

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Kirara Beach Yakeno
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Tsunoshimao Bridge ©
Tsunoshimao Bridge
Kameyama Hachimangu Shrine ©
Kameyama Hachimangu Shrine
Chofu Mori Residence ©
Chofu Mori Residence