Highlights of Yamaguchi

Visit some of the highlights of Yamaguchi Prefecture


Yamaguchi Prefecture is a wonderful place in the south of Japan. Read on to discover some of the biggest draws of this prefecture.

Tsunoshima (角島) & Tsunoshima Ohashi Bridge(角島大橋)


Located in the northwest of Yamaguchi Prefecture is the beautiful island of Tsunoshima. Connected to the mainland by Tsunoshima Ohashi Bridge, it has the appearance of an island paradise akin to something you might expect to find in tropical Okinawa. Ranked No.1 bridge in Japan by TripAdvisor Gallery for 2015, you need to make sure that this place packed with stunning nature and hidden beaches is on your to-do list!

Unrinji Temple (雲林寺)

Unrin Temple
Unrin Temple

Unrinji Temple, also known as “Cat Temple,” is a Buddhist site located deep in the mountains of Yamaguchi Prefecture. The temple honors cats thanks to a local feline who resided in the area hundreds of years ago and showed immense loyalty to its samurai master. Cat lovers are sure to delight in the numerous cat statues and carvings that can be spotted all over this hidden temple.

Karato Market (唐戸市場)

Karato Market
Karato Market

Karato Market located in Shimonoseki City is the perfect rival to Tokyo’s famous Tsukiji Market. With fresh seafood entering the market direct from the local waters each day, you will be sure to find the best fresh fish around. The market is open to the public on Fridays and Saturdays from 10 am to 3 pm and 8 am to 3 pm on Sundays and public holidays. Stop by the Karato Market and enjoy fresh seafood, sushi, and experience the markets unique atmosphere.

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