Yamaguchi Prefecture is located at the western end of Honshu, and has a coastline of 1,500 kilometers with beautiful scenery. It takes approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes from Tokyo Haneda Airport to Yamaguchi Ube Airport.
Tsunoshima bridge was open in 2000 and known as one of the longest(1780m) free bridge to islands. The bridge and the blue Amagase sea perfectly matches as a landscape. The view of Tsunoshima Bridge against the main island from the viewing platform on the west side of the park is exceptional.
Motonosumi Shrine was selected by CNN Travel as one of the "31 Most Beautiful Places in Japan." The shrine's remarkable location makes for a striking contrast between the red of its gates and the cobalt blue of the waves below.
The massive limestone cave has a total length of about nine kilometers. Various natural formations can be seen along the course, such as terraces of limestone pools filled with water, underground waterfalls and a lovely stream of cobalt blue water flowing along the path.
Akama jingu shirine
The most noticeable feature of Akama Jingu is the large white base that supports one of its many red roofs. This shrine was built to commemorate the spirit of the six-year-old Emperor Antoku, who died here during the decisive Battle of Dan-no-Ura between the Minamoto and Taira clans in 1185.
The Kintaikyo Bridge
The Kintaikyo Bridge has been Iwakuni's most distinguished landmark and a subject of admiration for hundreds of years. The elegant, wooden bridge makes five bold arches onto massive stone pillars as it crosses over the Nishiki River.
The Mori Garden
A stunning garden, house and a museum full of National Treasures once owned by a ruling samurai clan, Mori.
National Treasure Rurikoji Five Storey Pagoda
This five story pagoda was built by Ouchi Moriharu in 1442 to mourn his brother Ouchi Yoshihiro who lost his life in the battle of Onin. One of the remarkably excellent architecture in the mid-Muromachi period and the best work in Ouchi culture. Counted as one of the top three towers in Japan.
Tachibana Wind Park
A paragliding/hang riding training facility facing Agenosho bay. Beginners' slopes are also available. From 619m above from the ground of Dakeyama mountain you take off toward the sea. Gym, multipurpose ground, and accommodations are also available.
Karato Ichiba Market is a market in the city of Shimonoseki in Yamaguchi prefecture. In addition to shops selling fresh sea food and products, there are sushi shops and other restaurants. Shimonoseki is known as a famous fugu (pufferfish) production area and there is a wealth of gourmet items like partially dried fugu and deep fried fugu which you can enjoy there.
Beppu Benten ike (pond)
"Beppu Benten Pond" is a spring water that crystal clear blue water show the beauty of uncannily. This spring is a high degree of transparency of 14 degrees Celsius water. It has been selected to Japan best waters hundred election.
Shimonoseki is one of the most famous place for blowfish. There are many who believe that the blowfish is the best tasting fish, and a beautifully arranged dish of sliced, transparent blowfish is the prime example of gourmet Japanese food.
You can encounter approximately 20,000 creatures of marine life of about 500 kinds including more than 100 kinds of puffer fish from around the world.
Akiyoshidai Safari Land
Akiyoshidai Safari Land is a safari-style amusement park and zoo located in Yamaguchi Prefecture. Taking advantage of national parks and Akiyoshidai’s dynamic natural environment, they have about 700 animals from 70 different species of wild animal.
2 days trip in Yamaguchi from Fukuoka
If you are in Fukuoka, Yakaguchi is just around the corner! Let's visit some photogenis sopts in Yamaguchi.
Better for 2〜3 people
Max. 2 suitcases
Better for 5～7 people
Max. 8 suitcases
***Included in the price: consumption tax, petrol, insurance
***Not included in the price: Highway tolls, parking fees, vehicle return fees, etc.
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- DAY 1 AM
You will meet with a chartered taxi at Kokura station (Fukuoka Pref.)
Kokura is located in Kitakyushu, Fukuoka Prefecture. There are famous sightseeing spots such as Kokura Castle, Kokura Horse race course, Matsumoto Seicho Memorial Hall, Kanmon Strait etc.
The taxi will take you to Karato Market in Yamaguchi Prefecture
This is a very lively fish market where you can eat fresh seafood such as pufferfish and squid at the restaurant. A sushi battle will be held on weekends.
Then, you will head into the famous Tsunoshima bridge
The view of Tsunoshima Bridge against the main island from the viewing platform on the west side of the park is exceptional!! Please enjoy the outstanding scenery.
The next destination is Motonosumi shrine
This shrine was selected by CNN Travel as one of the "31 Most Beautiful Places in Japan." Please enjoy the striking contrast between the red of its gates
Stay at a Onsen Ryokan in Nagato Yumoto Onsen (hotspring)
Nagato Yumoto Onsen has the longest history of any hot spring in Yamaguchi Prefecture, tracing back over 600 years to the Muromachi Period (1336-1573). Until the Edo period (1603-1868), even daimyo, the feudal lords who ruled over the various states of Japan beneath the shogun would come to bathe here.
- DAY 2 AM
Check out from the Ryokan and head to Akiyoshidai by chartered taxi
The vast lands of the Akiyoshidai Plateau are dotted with limestone pinnacles, presenting a landscape rarely seen in Japan. The plateau was a coral reef an estimated 300 million years ago, and the karst topography that we see today is the result of the gradual dissolution of limestone by rain through the years. Akiyoshidai's scenery can be enjoyed along the main road which winds through the highland (if you have a car) or from a network of hiking trails that covers the plateau.
After the trekking, you can visit the Shuhodo Cave,too.
Various natural formations can be seen along the course, such as terraces of limestone pools filled with water, underground waterfalls and a lovely stream of cobalt blue water flowing along the path.
You will end your trip at Shin Yamaguchi Station
Tips for choosing Private Charter Tours in Japan
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