35 days in Yamaguchi Prefecture Itinerary

35 days in Yamaguchi Prefecture Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Yamaguchi Prefecture visit planner

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Route & dates

1
Waki-cho
— 6 nights
2
Hofu
— 9 nights
3
Hagi
— 11 nights
4
Shimonoseki
— 8 nights

6
nights
Waki-cho

Waki-cho ©
Iwakuni Castle and Shokoan are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Waki-cho side-trips: Yanai (Shikarabe Gakuyukan & Kinikida Doppo Old Residency), Suooshima-cho (Suo-Oshima & Museum of Japanese Emigration to Hawaii) and Akiota-cho (Sandan-kyo & Ini Rice Terraces).

To see photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Waki-cho tour builder app.

Tokyo to Waki-cho is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hofu.

Things to do in Waki-cho

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Iwakuni, Yanai, Otake, Suooshima-cho, Akiota-cho
Highlights from your plan
Sandan-kyo ©
Sandan-kyo
Iwakuni Castle ©
Iwakuni Castle
Museum of Japanese Emigration to Hawaii ©
Museum of Japanese Emigration to Hawaii

9
nights
Hofu

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. Get some cultural insight at Eiunso and Kaiten Hassha Kunren Kichi Trace. Get out of town with these interesting Hofu side-trips: Yamaguchi (Kumano Shrine, Onsen Resorts, &more), Shunan (Kawasaki Kannon, Shunan City Library, &more) and Hirobumi Ito Museum (in Hikari). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Hofu tenman-gu, see where the action happens at Mukojima Exercise Park, engage your brain at Hofu Science Museum Solar, and delve into the distant past at Suo Kokuga Ato.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Hofu trip builder site.

You can drive from Waki-cho to Hofu in 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. You will leave for Hagi on the 8th (Mon).

Things to do in Hofu

Historic Sites Museums Golf

Side Trips

Yamaguchi, Shunan, Hirobumi Ito Museum
Highlights from your plan
Kumano Shrine ©
Kumano Shrine
Hofu Science Museum Solar ©
Hofu Science Museum Solar
Kawasaki Kannon ©
Kawasaki Kannon

11
nights
Hagi

Hagi ©
A quiet castle town with a wealth of historic sites, Hagi draws visitors with its solid collection of traditional Japanese architecture.
Get a sense of the local culture at Shoin Shrine and Shoka Village School. Change things up with these side-trips from Hagi: Yamaguchi (Kozan Park, Ruriko Temple Five-Story Pagoda, &more), Tsuwano-cho (Tsuwano Catholic Church, Taikodani Inari Shrine, &more) and Iwakuni (Kintaikyo Bridge, Iwakuni Castle, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Hagi Castle Town, get engrossed in the history at Kaneko Misuzu Memorial Museum, explore the historical opulence of Ruins of Hagi Castle, and don't miss a visit to Hagi Reverberatory.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Hagi tour planning site.

Getting from Hofu to Hagi by car takes about 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Hagi are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Shimonoseki.

Things to do in Hagi

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nagato, Iwakuni, Yamaguchi, Tsuwano-cho, Mine
Highlights from your plan
Akiyoshido ©
Akiyoshido
Motonosumi Shrine ©
Motonosumi Shrine
Shoin Shrine ©
Shoin Shrine

8
nights
Shimonoseki

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Akama Shrine and Tsunoshima Lighthouse Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Shimonoseki: Ube (Sculpture Seed Zoshoku, Majime River Park, &more) and Kirara Beach Yakeno (in Sanyo Onoda). There's lots more to do: take in the views from Tsunoshimao Bridge, meet the residents at Kaikyokan, step off the mainland to explore Tsunoshima, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sakurayama Shrine.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Shimonoseki online attractions planner.

Drive from Hagi to Shimonoseki in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daily temperatures in Shimonoseki can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Shimonoseki

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ube, Kirara Beach Yakeno
Highlights from your plan
Tsunoshimao Bridge ©
Tsunoshimao Bridge
Akama Shrine ©
Akama Shrine
Tsunoshima Lighthouse Park ©
Tsunoshima Lighthouse Park