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Yamaguchi— 41 nights
Kyoto of the West
Located at the center of Yamaguchi Prefecture, the regional capital of Yamaguchi is renowned for its temples and shrines.Relax by the water at Kirara Beach Yakeno and Nijigahama Beach. Get some historical perspective at Miyajima and Senjokaku. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Yamaguchi: Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine Homotsukan, Itsukushima Shrine, & more), Hagi (Birth Place of Shoin Yoshida, Kumaya Art Museum, & more) and Nagato (Whale Museum, Michi-no-Eki Senzakitchen, & more). There's much more to do: make a trip to Ruriko Temple Five-Story Pagoda, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rurikoji Temple, get engrossed in the history at Kaiten Museum, and trek along Akiyoshidai Observation Trail.
For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Yamaguchi day trip planning tool .
In December in Yamaguchi, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Things to do in Yamaguchi
Hagi, Shimonoseki, Hatsukaichi, Tsuwano-cho, Nagato