Yamaguchi (prefecture)

Yamaguchi prefecture (山口県 Yamaguchi-ken) is in the western Chugoku region of the main Japanese island Honshu. It is the westernmost prefecture in the island.


Yamaguchi Prefecture has relatively long history as it is located close to China. There are no big cities, however there many attractive and interesting smaller cities, where traditional Japanese rural landscapes can still be seen on the outskirts.


Other destinations

Akiyoshidai Plateau


People speak Yamaguchi Dialect, which is very similar to the dialect that is spoken in Tokyo, but the vocabulary is somewhat different.

When you get in Yamaguchi prefecture, you may see the sign of "Oidemase(おいでませ)" - meaning "Yokoso" or "Welcome" in Yamaguchi Japanese.

In Iwakuni, there is an American base, so some people understand English well. But in other areas, especially in rural areas, few people understand English well. So learning some basic Japanese phrases will help you so much.

In Shimonoseki, there are many Koreans. You will find some signs and guides written in Korean. You might also find people who speak Korean if you try.

Get in

By plane

Yamaguchi Ube Airport(UBJ), the prefectural airport is in Ube city. Yamaguchi Ube Airport regularly connects to Haneda Airport in Tokyo, Japan. Both JAL and ANA are offering the flights from Haneda to Ube. It's about 90 minutes' flight from Haneda to Ube.

By train

By Ferry


Musashi Miyamoto's last battle, Shimonoseki



Bars are concentrated in Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi and Shunan.

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