It is Japan's largest limestone plateau in the central part of Yamaguchi Prefecture. Coral reefs formed at the top of the under sea volcano eruption about 350 million years ago, which forms the base of the plateau. There are more than 400 limestone caves such as Akiyoshi Cave, Taisho Cave, Kagekiyo Cave, Nakao Cave amongst others, and its popularity is growing.
An Onsen in Nagato city, it boasts 600 years of history, and was the most popular Onsen in some circles during the Edo era(1603-1868). The onsen is situated along the Otozure River, where one can also discover large ryokan (traditional Japanese lodgings), communal baths, foot baths and a park.
This is a Soto sect temple built by Sue Hirofusa in 1471. The object of worship at this temple is known as Yakushi Nyorai, and was built to display the internal culture of Ouchi clan. It is a famous tourist location representing Yamaguchi. The temple's park area, known as Kozan Park has a 5 storied pagoda at its heart, classified as a national treasure, and is famous for its cherry and plum blossom views when in season. The pagoda tower also has illumination displays in the evening, allowing visitors to enjoy the area in all seasons.
This is a large grassland area in Yamaguchi prefecture, Nagato City. The area spans 26400 square meters and is situated at an altitude of 333 meters. The Japan sea can be viewed at the norther side, with views towards the surrounding islands, and is popular as an area to relax and refresh with the sun and breeze. There are several windmills built here due to the area often having strong winds.
A shrine built in 1955, it is home to the Gods known as Ukanomitama no KamiIzanami no Mikoto and is worshipped and revered by those in the local regions. The nearby cliff area that faces the Japan sea has waves crashing against it, which are known as the spouting water of the dragon haven, which relates to a Japanese traditional fairy tale legend. There is a row of 123 Torii gates facing the lake which spans over 100 meters, which is a sight to behold.
This is a 1780 meter long bridge in Yamaguchi prefecture, Shimonoseki City, which stretches across to an island. It has been often used as a filming location for movies and adverts due to its ideal location, and attracts many visitors due to its stunning views. It is recommended to see the southern and front observation decks for the best views.
This is a 622 meter high mountain situated in Norther Kyushu. The view of Kyushu below from the top of the mountain is known as the "10 billion dollar view". There are endless destination for visitors, including the rock climbing practice area, Kunimi rocks, the stunning cedar trees known as "Empress cedar" as well as camping facilities.
This is a valley in the northern part of Oita Prefecture, one of the three most famous in Japan. It is an extremely old value which has stellar views of the rock formations made by the volcanic activity from around 2.6 million years ago and has views of numerous unusual rock formations. There are countless spectacular scenes along the way, and they are collectively referred to as the sixty-six landscapes of the Yabakei Gorge.
This is a mountain registered as a World Heritage Site along with Itsukushima Shrine. In 806 AD, the great teacher and poet Kukai opened this mountain as a place of reverence and worship. There were also several stones known as Iwakura which were objects of Shinto worship, and has therefore been known as a long standing place of reverence and worship, consistently drawing in visitors.
A shrine built in 593 AD, by Saeki Kuramoto, and registered as a world heritage site. The main Gods are known as the Munakata three goddesses Ichiki Shima Hime, Takiribine no Mikoto and Tazukihime no Mikoto. It was famous for being worshipped by the Taira clan, and under the instruction of Taira Kiyomori, a military leader, large Torii gates were built which appear to float in the water. It is known as the "Aki no Miyajima" and is known as one of Japan's three greatest viewpoints. Along with Kasuga Taisha and Kehi Jingu shrines, the Torii gates are officially classified as one of the three greatest in Japan.
This is a Shingon sect main head temple built in 1899, as a temple from Mount Koya. Nanzoin temple had provided Burmese and Nepalese children with medical aid, milk and stationery over the years, and as a return gift, the Myanmar national buddhist institution gifted various buddhist relics, known as Sarira. In 1995, a 41 meter reclining buddha statue was built to enshrine these buddhist relics. Other areas to look out for which are relics of its history are the buddha footprint, 500 arhats and the Seven Deities of Good Fortune tunnels.