Yamaguchi prefecture is situated at the end of Chugoku region at the westernmost of the mainland of Japan. In fact, it’s one of the least visited prefectures in Japan by tourists, probably because of its accessibility, but there are many hidden attractions to discover. (For your note, the current Japanese prime minister “Shinzo Abe” is from Yamaguchi prefecture!). Yamaguchi Prefecture is rich in history and there are numbers of traditional ancient sites in the city including temples, shrines and traditional garden, and it’s often used as a comparison to Kyoto. (Yamaguchi City is often called the Kyoto of West.)
In this article, I would like to introduce two of the most amazing places in Yamaguchi city, one and only sophisticated temple with the glorious 5-story pagoda and the authentic Japanese garden.