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Yamaguchi prefecture is at the western end of Honshu. The Sea of Japan, the Seto Inland Sea, and Hibikinada face the sea, and are great for seafood.
The city of Shimonoseki boasts the largest volume of fugu blowfish handled in Japan.
You can purchase blowfish at the Karato Market, known as the "kitchen of Kanmon," along with other types of seafood.
The prefecture is known for its many superb views, such the Tsunoshima Ohashi Bridge, ranked by Trip Advisor as the best bridge in Japan, and the Kintaikyo Bridge, one of the Three Great Bridges of Japan with wooden arches.
Motonosumi Shrine, with the beautiful contrast of its red torii gates and blue ocean, was selected by CNN as one of the "31 Most Beautiful Places in Japan," and offers magnificent views.
After your travels are complete, it is time to go to Yuda Onsen. You can expect the simple alkaline hot spring to leave you with beautiful skin and is ideal for relieving the weariness of travel.

Getting from Tokyo to YAMAGUCHI

Route 1

  • Haneda airport → Yamaguchi Ube airport : About 100 minutes.
    Haneda airport → Iwakuni Kintaikyo airport : About 95 minutes.

Route 2

  • JR Tokyo station → JR Shin-Yamaguchi station : About 4 hours and 30 minutes by Tokaido/Sanyo shinkansen

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    Once you have had an eyeful of art old and new from the world's greatest in Tokyo, head to Chugoku and Shikoku. Here you will visit islands of the Seto Inland Sea and mountain villages where the focus is on contemporary art. In the second half of the trip, the focus turns to Japanese traditional art and gardens. Immerse yourself in art, outside and in, to your heart's content, from delightful public pieces that blend with the landscape to precious works found in art galleries.
    Let's take a trip around Japanese history, stretching back more than 2000 years, from the Jomon period to the Edo period and today.

    Once you have the broad strokes of Japan's history from the museums in Tokyo, make your way to Chugoku and Shikoku. Here you will find streetscapes with lingering hints of the Edo period, ancient shrines built in the sea and more.

    Be transported to other times in each of these destinations.
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