The gorgeous culture and nature to be familiar with people are distinctive of the Ouchi clan.
Please enjoy Yamaguchi. The place where people would like to visit again and again
Rurikoji Temple and Five-Storied Pagoda (National Treasures)
This Five-Storied Pagoda is the 10th oldest pagoda in Japan, and it is also counted as the 3rd most beautiful pagoda in Japan. It depicts the beauty of Ouchi culture with the Cherry Blossoms and Maple Trees Mountain in the background. In addition, few hours after sunset it is illuminated, so the nighttime is also a popular time to visit.
From JR Yamaguchi Line Yamaguchi Station: On foot About 30 minutes (by taxi about 10 minutes)
Address: 7-1 Kozancho, Yamaguchi City Free: Visiting
Admission Fee: Adults/200 yen Junior and High School Students/100 yen Elementary School Students 50 yen
Contact: Rurikoji Temple TEL: 083-924-9139
Joeiji Temple Sesshu Garden (A historical site and scenic beauty)
This garden is believed to be the location where Masahiro Ouchi asked Sesshu, a painter, to create a garden for his vacation house about 500 years ago. It is now designated as a historical site of Government-designated digs and scenic beauty. The garden is located on the north side of the main building; following with the Forrest Mountain located on the east, west, and north side.
JR Yamaguchi Line Miyano Station About 16 minutes on foot
Address: 2001 Miyanoshimo Yamaguchi City
Open Hours: Summer(April-September) / 8:00-17:00 (Entry before 16:30)
Winter (October-March) / 8:00-16:30 (Entry before 16:00)
Admission Fee: Adults/300 yen Junior and High School Students/200 yen Elementary School Students 100 yen
Contact: Joeiji Temple TEL:083-922-2272
Ryufukuji Temple Main Building (Important Cultural Property)
In April 1557, Takamoto Mori rebuilt the Ryufukuji Temple to the Ouchi house as the Itaka Ouchi Clan temple. However, it was destroyed by conflagration in 1881. When the main building was reconstructed, it was relocated to Koryuji Temple, which was the former Ouchi clan temple. ※It is now under repairing for preservation.
JR Yamaguchi Line Yamaguchi Station About 20 minutes on foot
Address: 119 Odonooji, Yamaguchi City Resource center open: 9:00-17:00
Admission Fee: Adults 200 yen Elementary students 150 yen
Contact: Ryufukuji Temple TEL:083-922-1009
Yamaguchi Xavier Memorial Church
The memorial church was built in 1952 to commemorate the 400th year anniversary of St. Francis Xavier’s visiting to Yamaguchi; however it was destroyed by conflagration on September 5th, 1991. Afterwards, people advised a charity drive, resulting in a new construction of the memorial church on April 29th, 1998. The new memorial church was complete after 6 years and 7 months of the disaster.
JR Yamaguchi Line Yamaguchi Station About 18 minutes on foot
Address: 4-1B Kameyamacho, Yamaguchi City Visiting hours: 9:00-17:00 (Last entry is 17:00)
Admission Fee: 2nd Floor Memorial Church/ Free(Contribution) ･ 1st Floor Christian Museum / Adults 300 yen Under Elementary Students 200 yen
Business Holiday: 2nd Floor Memorial Church/ None ･ 1st Floor Christian Museum / Every Wednesday
Contact: St. Francis Xavier Memorial Church Administrative Office TEL: 083-920-1549
Yamaguchi City Saikotei
”Saikotei” started as a Japanese restaurant. Kaoru Inoue, who gave the name to this restaurant, as well as politicians and literalist were very fond to this restaurant. It was reconstructed in tenge, Yamaguchi City, and opened on October 2nd, 2004.
JR Yamaguchi Line Yamaguchi Station About 30 minutes on foot
Address: 1-2-7 tenge Yamaguchi City Open: 9:00~22:00 (Admission until 17:00)
Admission Fee for Museum: Adults (From High School Students) 100-yen Children (Elementary and Junior High School Students) 50 yen
Business Holiday: Every Tuesday (or the following day if it is a national holiday) and December 29th – January 3rd
Contact: Yamaguchi City Saikotei TEL: 083-934-3312
SL Yamaguchi, also known as C571, has attracted popularity by its nickname “Fair Lady.” It runs between Shin-Yamaguchi Station, a gateway of Yamaguchi Prefecture, and Tsuwano Station, the distance being 62.9km in total. This 2- hour journey is full romance, which travelers can enjoy.
Route: JR Yamaguchi Line Shin-Yamaguchi Station – Tsuwano Station (a round trip a day)
Period: Mainly weekends and national holidays between March and November
Contact: Customer Service Center TEL: 0570-00-2486
Chomonkyo 〈Scenic Beauty〉
Chomonkyo is one of the representative canyons of Yamaguchi Prefecture, and is also designated as a scenic beauty in Japan. It’s famous for its strangely shaped rocks, waterfalls, and beautiful canyon from Japanese paintings. All which can be enjoyed during anytime of the year.
JR Yamaguchi Line Chomonkyo Station About 5 minutes on foot
Contact: Chomonkyo Roadside Station TEL: 083-955-0777