10 days in Yamaguchi Prefecture Itinerary

10 days in Yamaguchi Prefecture Itinerary

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10 days in Yamaguchi Prefecture Itinerary

Start: Belgrade
Fly + Drive:  28​h
1
Shimonoseki
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Hagi
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Hofu
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  29​h
End: Belgrade

1
night
Shimonoseki

Shimonoseki ©
A bustling port town noted as the site of two major battles in Japan's history, Shimonoseki also attracts gourmands as the world capital of the potentially poisonous pufferfish, or fugu--prepared only by licensed chefs and considered a delicacy.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): steep yourself in history at Chofu Mori Residence, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Jokamachi Chofu, and then steep yourself in history at Kameyama Hachiman-gū Shrine.

For photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Shimonoseki itinerary planner.

Belgrade, Serbia to Shimonoseki is an approximately 28-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Belgrade to Shimonoseki. Traveling from Belgrade in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Shimonoseki, with lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Hagi.

Things to do in Shimonoseki

Historic Sites
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Chofu Mori Residence ©
Chofu Mori Residence
Kameyama Hachimangu Shrine ©
Kameyama Hachimangu Shrine

5
nights
Hagi

Hagi
A quiet castle town with a wealth of historic sites, Hagi draws visitors with its solid collection of traditional Japanese architecture.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Myojin Pond and Beppu Bentenike. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Birth Place of Shoin Yoshida and Hagi Station. Step out of Hagi with an excursion to Omijima Nature Path in Nagato--about 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Hagi Uragami Museum, contemplate the long history of Kido Takayoshi Former Residence, go for a stroll along the water at Kita-Nagato Coast, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Yukawa Family Old Residence.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Hagi tour planner.

Traveling by car from Shimonoseki to Hagi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In September, daily temperatures in Hagi can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Hofu.

Things to do in Hagi

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Beppu Bentenike, Omijima Nature Path
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Hagi Station
Hagi Station
Hagi Uragami Museum ©
Hagi Uragami Museum
Kido Takayoshi Former Residence ©
Kido Takayoshi Former Residence

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night
Hofu

Hofu ©
Hōfu is a city located in Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan.As of September 30, 2016, the city has an estimated population of 117,387 and a population density of 622.44 of persons per km². Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Omura Masujiro Birth House, take in the spiritual surroundings of Toshunji Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Rurikoji Temple, and finally take an in-depth tour of Kaiten Museum. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Suo Kokubun-ji Temple, explore the world behind art at Yamaguchi Prefectural Art Museum, and then take an in-depth tour of Chuya Nakahara Memorial Museum.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Hofu trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hagi to Hofu takes 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Hofu are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hofu

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Yamaguchi, Kaiten Museum
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Chuya Nakahara Memorial Museum ©
Chuya Nakahara Memorial Museum
Yamaguchi Prefectural Art Museum ©
Toshunji Temple ©
Toshunji Temple

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