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Iwakuni 岩国市Pictures of Iwakuni, Yamaguchi.
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Kintai-kyo Bridge 錦帯橋


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Made of wood with five distinct arches, Kintai-kyo Bridge is one of Japan's three most famous bridges since the 17th century. The current bridge was reconstructed in Feb. 2004 after 3 years of work by Iwakuni carpenters using Edo-Period techniques and materials from all over Japan. It is slated to last for 50 years.

12 files, last one added on Apr 24, 2011
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Iwakuni Castle 岩国城


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After crossing the famous Kintai-kyo Bridge, board a gondola to visit this mountaintop castle. The original castle was built by Lord Kikkawa Hiroie in 1608, after 8 years of construction. However, the castle had to be dismantled in 1615. The present castle tower was reconstructed in 1962, 30 meters south of the original spot, in order to make it more visible on the mountain.

13 files, last one added on May 12, 2005
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Iwakuni Train Station 岩国の駅


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Iwakuni Station and an inconvenient distance away is Shin-Iwakuni Station, a bullet train station.

5 files, last one added on May 12, 2005
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Sanyo-Onoda 山陽小野田市Pictures of Sanyo-Onoda, Yamaguchi Prefecture.
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Suzumeda Station 雀田駅


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Small rural train station on the JR Onoda Line.

4 files, last one added on Jan 19, 2013
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Shuho 秋芳町Pictures of Shuho-cho town with Akiyoshi-dai and Akiyoshi-do.
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Akiyoshi-dai 秋吉台


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Numerous rock formations make it an unusual landscape.

5 files, last one added on May 10, 2005
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Akiyoshi-do 秋芳洞


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Large cavern with a wide variety of natural features with interesting nicknames.

7 files, last one added on May 10, 2005
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Shunan 周南市Pictures of Shunan, Yamaguchi Prefecture.
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Kaiten Memorial Museum, Ozushima 回天記念館・大津島


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Ozushima island is a short boat ride from Tokuyama Port near JR Tokuyama Station. The island is known as the training ground for kaiten manned torpedoes during World War II. A facility used to train kaiten pilots still remains and the Kaiten Memorial Museum explains about the kaiten and the suicide kaiten pilots. Also see my Google Map for major sights.

188 files, last one added on Oct 08, 2013
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Shunan City Museum of Art and History 周南市美術博物館


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Shunan Museum of Art and History has a large exhibition room dedicated to photographer Tadahiko Hayashi (1918-1990). He was from Tokuyama and his family donated all his photos and camera equipment to this museum. The museum is a short bus ride from JR Tokuyama Station. Admission 200 yen.

18 files, last one added on Jan 19, 2013
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Shunan Winter Tree Festival Illumination 周南冬のツリーまつり (周南イルミネーション)


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JR Tokuyama Station's north side has colorful holiday tree lights during Nov. and Dec.

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Suo-Oshima 周防大島町Pictures of Suo-Oshima town, Yamaguchi Prefecture.
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Suo-Oshima island 周防大島


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Suo-Oshima island is the third largest island in the Seto Inland Sea and slightly smaller than the Hawaiian island of Lanai. Population is almost 20,000. Besides white-sand beaches, there is the The Museum of Japanese Emigration to Hawaii. The island looks like a goldfish and easily accessible by bus/taxi from the mainland via this Ohashi Bridge. Closest train station is Obatake Station not far from Iwakuni. The island has white-sand beaches, tangerine groves, and lots of fishing ports. Also visited the Mutsu Memorial Museum dedicated to Battleship Mutsu. Map: http://goo.gl/maps/vf9Ia

167 files, last one added on Jan 18, 2013
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Ube 宇部市Pictures of Ube, Yamaguchi Prefecture.
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Sorinji temple and Ryushintei Garden 宗隣寺庭園・龍心庭


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Belonging to the Zen Rinzai Sect, Sorinji temple is noted for its Japanese garden called Ryushintei in the back of the temple.

29 files, last one added on Jan 19, 2013
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Ube-Shinkawa 宇部新川


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Ube's main train station, Ube-Shinkawa Station is near shopping arcades and outdoor sculptures. Great place to rent a bicycle at a hotel in front of the station and explore this small city.

57 files, last one added on Jan 19, 2013
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Yamaguchi city 山口市Pictures of Yamaguchi city, the capital city of Yamaguchi Prefecture.
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Train stations


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JR Ogori Station (now Shin-Yamaguchi) and Yamaguchi Station.

4 files, last one added on May 10, 2005
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Other Sights


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Other photos of the city.

1 files, last one added on May 10, 2005
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Yanai 柳井市Pictures of Yanai, Yamaguchi Prefecture.
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Shirakabe White Wall Townscape 白壁の町並み


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Central Yanai near JR Yanai Station is noted for a beautiful street of homes and shops having traditional white walls (shirakabe). The area is officially preserved as a traditional townscape (重要伝統的建造物群保存地区).

101 files, last one added on Jan 18, 2013
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Muroyano-sono Machiya Museum むろやの園


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Muroyano-sono is a long house (Machiya) museum, formerly the estate of an oil merchant. It is adjacent to Yanai's townscape of white-wall buildings. Probably built in 1702, Muroyano-sono consists of several buildings clustered together. They include the main building (omoya), main storehouse (hongura), and rice storehouse (komegura). Open 9 am to 5 pm and closed on Wed. and during the year end and New Year's period. Admission is a few hundred yen.

136 files, last one added on Jan 18, 2013
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