Information of sightseeing spots around Yamaguchi City
Akiyoshidai ･ Akiyoshido
Akiyoshidai Quasi-National Park, the largest karst landscape in Japan, is a popular location for hiking and cycling. However, its best secret is hidden underneath its surface: 300,000-year-old Akiyoshido, one of the largest limestone caves in the world with a 1km gallery accessible to the public. Its spectacular rock formations will impress you!
From Shin-Yamaguchi station to Akiyoshido about 45 minutes（Bocho bus）
From Yamaguchi statin to Akiyoshido about 50 minutes（Chugoku JR bus）
Hagi castle town
During the Edo Period (1603-1867), Hagi thrived as the castle town of the Mori Clan. Its former urban landscape of samurai and merchant residences, white stone walls and deep moats has remained unchanged and can still be explored today. You’ll feel like time has stopped!
From Shin-Yamaguchi station to Hagi about 1 hour 10 minutes（By Bocho Bus） /
By Chugoku JR Bus About 1 hour 30 minutes (go through Yamaguchi City)
Ride the steam locomotive throughout the idyllic countryside to Tsuwano, a charming, peaceful little village standing between majestic mountains at the western edge of Shimane, just next to the border with Yamaguchi. Its historical neighborhood is lined with old samurai residences and storehouses and from its iconic Taikodani Inari shrine you’ll enjoy magnificent views of the valley.
From Yamaguchi station to Tsuwano station about 1 hour 10 minutes （JR Yamaguchi line）
Blowfish and Historical city, Shimonoseki
Taste the finest sushi and seafood dishes at Karato market, on the waterfront of Shimonoseki, Japan’s capital of fugu (blowfish). From Hinoyama park, gaze across the Kanmon Straits at the island of Kyushu, and learn at Akama shrine about the epic naval battle of Dan-no-ura and the tales it inspired.
From Shin-Yamaguchi station to Shin-Shimonoseki station “Kodama” Shinkansen ：about 25 minutes / JR Sanyo line ：about 1 hour
Kintai Bridge, one of the three most famous bridges in Japan.
A masterpiece of Japanese craftmanship, this wooden five-arch bridge, considered one of the three most representative of Japan, spans the Nishiki river in a scene that seems taken from an old woodblock print. Cross the bridge to the ropeway station that will take you to mountaintop Iwakuni castle, from which to enjoy a beautiful panoramic view of the city.
From Shin-Yamaguchi Station to shin-Iwakuni station “Kodama” Shinkansen about 35 minutes. (To Kintai bridge is 10 minutes by city bus)