Recommended Summer Trip to Yamaguchi (2 nights and 3 days)
A trip for 2 nights and 3 days to Yamaguchi in summer. Here's information on a fun trip with superb views, goumet food, and hot springs!
On the first day, let's go to the Tsunoshima area
The departure point of the trip is Shimonoseki Station, the western gateway to Yamaguchi Prefecture. First of all, let's go to the Tsunoshima area by JR and bus.
- It takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes from Shimonoseki Station on the JR San-in Line to Takibe Station
About 10 minutes by bus from Takibe Station. Get off at the Hotel Nishi-Nagato Resort-iriguchi bus stop.
(you can get around between spots in the Tsunoshima area that are introdeced here on foot)
Tsunoshima Bridge, the best in Japanese Bridge Ranking!
Tsunoshima Bridge is one of the most spectacular spots in Yamaguchi Prefecture, which ranked as number one in the "Japanese Bridge Ranking" on TripAdvisor. The beautiful cobalt blue sea is unforgettable after seeing it once! Let's take a picture of the superb view that the drama and commercials were set in
|Address||Oaza-Kanda, Hohoku-cho, Shimonoseki City, Yamaguchi|
Café with a superb view (Lunch: Hareruya)
The café is located overlooking Tsunoshima Bridge and the emerald green sea. In here, Tsunoshima Burgers and Tsunoshima Ramen made with local ingredients such as squid are popular.
|Location||2052-12 Aza-Tsukuno, Oaza-Kanda, Hohoku-cho, Shimonoseki City, Yamaguchi
(one minute on foot from the Hotel Nishi-Nagato Resort-iriguchi bus stop)
Let's do marine sports in the beautiful sea of Tsunoshima
For those who want to enjoy more actively in the sea with excellent transparency, marine sports while looking at Tsunoshima Bridge are recommended! For the plans such as discovery clear kayaking and water shuttle bicycling, there is an aerial photography service by drone, and you can get the video. (Reservation required)
|Address||2045 Oaza-Kanda, Hohoku-cho, Shimonoseki City, Yamaguchi (Reception: The front desk of Hotel Nishi-Nagato Resort|
Let's relax at Hotel Nishi-Nagato Resort
It is also a luxury to spend a relaxing and beautiful time while looking at the beautiful sea and Tsunoshima Bridge at the tea lounge of Hotel Nishi-Nagato Resort. In fact, the view from the bath in this hotel, Tsukuno Onsen, is magnificent. It is also a great idea to relax in the open hot spring.
|ADDRESS||2045 Oaza-Kanda, Hohoku-cho, Shimonoseki City, Yamaguchi|
After fully enjoying the Tsunoshima area, let's go to the next destination, Nagato area, by JR and taxi. (Or by bus)
- It takes about 10 minutes by taxi from Hotel Nishi-Nagato Resort to Agawa Station
⇒About 40 minutes from Agawa Station on JR San-in Line to Nagatoshi Station
⇒About 15 minutes by taxi from JR Nagatoshi Station to Nagato Yumoto Onsen
Newly reborn Nagato Yumoto Onsen
Let's relieve the weariness of the trip with the delicious food and the relaxing hot spring at the hot spring inn.
Nagato Yumoto Onsen, which has the oldest history in Yamaguchi Prefecture, is a hot spot where the hot spring town was completely renovated in 2020 and "Hoshino Resort Kai Nagato" was opened.
You can feel your body refreshed when strolling along the Otozure River runs through the center of the hot spring town, while visiting the riverbed terrace, footbath and Hayi Yaki Gallery Café.
On the second day, let's enjoy Nagato♪
On the day after refreshing at the hot spring, let's head to Roadside Station Senza Kitchen. From there, take a shared taxi and go to Motonosumi Shrine.
- It takes about 20 to 30 minutes by bus from JR Nagato Yumoto Station to Senzan Kitchen
From Senzan Kitchen to Motonosumi Shrine, it takes about 30 minutes by taxi. (The shared taxi goes back to Senzan Kitchen)
Motonosumi Shrine with breathtaking view and spiritual energy
Motonosumi Shrine became explosively popular after being selected as one of the "31 Most Beautiful Places in Japan" by the American TV station CNN, and is now a place with spiritual energy visited by about one million worshipers annually.
The sight of 123 red torii gates lined up is truly a sight to see! Also, don't miss the offertory box that is said to make your wish come true at the top of 6-meter-high, large torii gate.
|ADDRESS||498 Yuyatsuo, Nagato City, Yamaguchi|
Let's eat fresh live squid (Lunch: Kiraku)
Squid from Yamaguchi Prefecture is known as the finest because of its tast! Especially, the freshness of the live squid here at "Kiraku" is outstanding. The squid swimming in the tank in the restaurant is served alive as Sashimi. The squid tentacles are moving on the plate!
|ADDRESS||4137-3 Senzakigion-cho, Nagato City, Yamaguchi (3 minutes on foot from Senza Kitchen)|
Let's enjoy Omijima Is., the "Alps at Sea", on a boat
Omijima Island is a spectacular spot in the Kita-Nagato Coast Quashi-National Park, also known as the "Alps at sea". You can fully enjoy the magnificent scenic beauty created by nature on a sightseeing boat.
|ADDRESS||4297-2 Senzaki, Nagato City, Yamaguchi (Boat dock: Roadside Station Senza Kitchen)|
After enjoying the Nagato area, go back to Shimonoseki by bus and JR, and then have blowfish and Kawara Soba for dinner.
- It takes about 15 minutes by bus from Senza Kitchen to JR Nagatoshi Station
⇒About 2 hours from Nagatoshi Station on JR San-in Line to Shimonoseki Station (When staying around Shimonoseki Station)
⇒About 7 minutes by bus from JR Shimonoseki Station, get off at Karato bus stop (When staying in Karato area)
On the third day, let's enjoy in the Karato area♪
Finally the last day! Let's enjoy the 3rd day in the Karato area in Shimonoseki.
Lots of fresh fish! Karato Fish Market
The Katato Fish Market "Iki Iki Bakangai" (open every Fri/Sat/Sun/hol) is very popular because you can eat fresh fish and delicious sushi at a great price. Not only Nigiri sushi but also a wide variety items, such as fish miso soup and fried fish, so it's fun to choose. There's also the famous blowfish from Shimonoseki, so it's a good idea to go for it.
|ADDRESS||5-50 Karato-cho, Shimonoseki City, Yamaguchi|
The penguin exhibition facility in the aquarium overlooking the Kanmon Straits is one of the largest in Japan. The "Penguins Large Formation" that you can see the penguins swimming in a flock is a must see. In addition, it is unique to Shimonoseki that you can see more than 100 types of blowfish. The dolphin shows are definitely popular.
|ADDRESS||6-1 Aruka Port, Shimonoseki City, Yamaguchi|
There are many other attractions as well
In addition, there are many other attractions in the Karato area, such as Akama Shrine which has a beautiful white-walled, vermilion-lacquered Suitenmon Gate, and Kamon Wharf where you can buy souvenirs such as marine products.