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JR Shin-Yamaguchi Station

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Access from Kansai-airport Sta.

Sightseeing Spots

  • Kintai-kyo Bridge

    The Kintai-kyo Bridge is a one-of-a-kind, five-span wooden bridge. Counted as one of the three most beautiful bridges in Japan, the bridge spans the Nishiki River in a series of five elegant arches.

    • JR Shin-Iwakuni Station
    • Bus about 15 minutes
    • Kintai-kyo Bus Center bus stop
    • Immediately accessible on foot
    • Kintai-kyo Bridge
  • Hagi Joka-machi (Castle Town)

    In the castle town of Hagi, some old streets lined with former mansions of samurais and rich merchants are still well preserved, still retaining the ambience of bygone days in the feudal government period. The existing famous mansions and historical sites include the residence of the Kikuya family, a wealthy merchant patronized by the Hagi Domain, the birth house of Shinsaku Takasugi, and Takayoshi Kido’s former residence.

    • JR Shin-Yamaguchi Station
    • Bus about 60 minutes
    • Hagi
  • Akiyoshidai / Akiyoshido

    [Akiyoshidai]
    This is Japan's largest karst plateau and designated as a special natural monument.
    [Akiyoshido]
    Akiyoshido is the country's largest stalactite cave with the total length of 8.9 km [5.5 miles]. Along the approx. one kilometer [0.6 mile] sightseeing pathway inside the cave, you will find rows of intricately shaped limestone formations including "Hyakumaizara" with terraced layers of limestone and "Ogonchu" (the golden column) with a height of 15 m [49 feet].

    • JR Shin-Yamaguchi Station
    • Bocho bus about 40 minutes
    • Akiyoshido Bus Center bus stop
    • Immediately accessible on foot
    • Akiyoshido
  • Rurikoji Temple Five-story Pagoda

    Counted among Japan's three great pagodas, this is Japan's tenth oldest existing open-air five-story pagoda, which was built by one of the Ouchi lords to console the souls of his ancestors. The pagoda is designated as a national treasure and is an icon of Yamaguchi City, the "Kyoto of western Japan."

    • JR Yamaguchi Station
    • Bus about 15 minutes
    • Kozan Koen Gojyunoto-mae bus stop
    • Immediately accessible on foot
    • Rurikoji Temple Five-story Pagoda
  • Motonosumi Inari Shrine

    Visit the shrine with Japan's most impervious offertory box, as seen on TV! The superb view of the Sea of Japan and the "Ryugu-no-Shiofuki" (Breathing Dragon) sightseeing spot as well as the 123 lined red torii make for an impressive display.

    • JR Nagatoshi Station
    • Taxi about 20 minutes
    • Motonosumi Inari Shrine
  • Tsunoshima

    Tsunoshima is an island named because its shape resembles the horns of bull. Its landscapes against the majestic waters of the Japan Sea are so stunning that it has been used many times as a filming location. The Tsunoshima Lighthouse built in the Meiji period (1868-1912) is a cylindrical lighthouse made of granite, and was selected as one of "Japan's 50 Best Lighthouses."

    • JR Kottoi Station
    • Bus about 23 minutes
    • Tsunoshima
  • SL Yamaguchi and Tsuwano

    As the train whistles through the mountainous valley, a nostalgic journey begins Let the sounds of the steam whistle take you back in time, and soak up the atmosphere of the hot springs, scenic ravines, old castle towns and other fabulous attractions as you steam along the scenic Yamaguchi Line in a magnificent old-fashioned locomotive. Each car features its own unique design, with different styles including a viewing platform and an early 20th century style interior.

    • JR Shin-Yamaguchi Station
    • SL Yamaguchi about 2 hours 10 minutes
    • Tsuwano

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