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  • Zimminaroundtheworld
    Okinawa Prefecture, Japan1,917 contributions
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    I live not far from Yamaguchi and have visited the Pagoda and Temple for the first time. The Pagoda is considered one of Japan's great Pagoda's. The layout is beautiful with the pond in front and hills in the background. You can really get some amazing photos here. I want to come back during each season to see the Pagoda and surrounding nature. Walk around the park and temple to get other views of the pagoda. If in Yamaguchi Prefecture, make the Ruriko Five Story Pagoda a must see!
    Written August 25, 2020
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  • Kimitaka S
    Taichung, Taiwan14,141 contributions
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    This is a Catholic Church, which was built on the occasion of 400 anniversary of Xavier’s visit to Yamaguchi. Its white steeples in a blue sky are very beautiful. As I visited, it was closed (from March 16-31) due to spreading corona virus infection. I should come again one day.
    Written March 25, 2020
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  • Zimminaroundtheworld
    Okinawa Prefecture, Japan1,917 contributions
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    Kozan Park is absolutely beautiful! I came here mainly to see the Pagoda, unaware of all the other gems in this park. First, the Pagoda is beautiful! The backdrop of the mountains and pond in front makes for great photos. The Temple here is just as gorgeous. After visiting the temple and pagoda, I recommend walking toward the cemetery to view the tomb and then walk down toward the old houses that are open for viewing. After my wife and I visited all the sites here, we sat on a bench and just enjoyed the beauty of the park. I hope to get back here during the fall, I expect it is quite lovely.
    Written September 3, 2020
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  • SB_Blr
    Bengaluru, India221 contributions
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    If you are in Yamaguchi area and have some time to spare, Chomonkyo Gorge can be a good option to explore if weather is good.

    The only public transport access I could find was single coach local train (JR) service leaving from Yamaguchi city towards Masuda with a frequency of 90 min. The ride from Yamaguchi to Chomonkyo station is only 35 min.

    From station, which itself is a single room set up, there are clear signage in english also, to guide you towards the gorge. The start of the gorge is about 500-600 meter from the station.

    The trail is easy and you find people of all ages on the trail, though did not come across any non Japanese indicating that its not very high on tourist attraction list.

    The place is very beautiful, at least in November, which was start of fall. There is a beautiful suspension bridge few kilometer down the trail, but we could not reach due to time limitation.

    There is practically no commercial development in the area, except around the station and Tea shop cum restaurant about 2-2.5 km from the start.

    The trail surely had some beautiful and picturesque spots and is highly recommended if you have about half day to spare.
    Written November 15, 2014
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  • Kimitaka S
    Taichung, Taiwan14,141 contributions
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    Located in Kozan Park, Rurikoji Temple is known for its 5 stories pagoda. But actually the temple itself is also very interesting. The graveyard of Mori Family belongs to this temple, and along with “uguisubari” paved way it is another must-see. Some people recommended the museum of this temple. I however don’t recommend it much unless you are particularly interested in the architecture of pagodas. The entrance for the temple is free.
    Written April 10, 2020
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  • Zimminaroundtheworld
    Okinawa Prefecture, Japan1,917 contributions
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    I visited the Jyoei Temple in the evening, shortly before closing. There was an entrance fee, but I felt it was worth it. The temple grounds and temple itself is just beautiful! There is a small trail behind the temple around the rock gardens worth exploring. Otherwise, just slowly take your time walking around. This is one of the more beautiful temples in the area.
    Written August 21, 2020
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  • Zimminaroundtheworld
    Okinawa Prefecture, Japan1,917 contributions
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    I found Saikotei while exploring nearby temples and first saw the lovely lawn and then the house. I was not sure if this was an attraction open to visitors, but sure enough it is! There is a small entrance fee but well worth it. You are free to explore the site, there is an upstairs as well. The highlight for me was the large hall full of tatami mats, it was absolutely beautiful. It was nice to walk around and see what a traditional house of this size looks like. The staff was helpful, there is an English brochure about the house. I would say, this site is well worth a visit, the grounds are just lovely.
    Written August 26, 2020
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  • tomod0ra
    Yamaguchi, Japan2 contributions
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    We visited “Kitune no ashiato” in Yuda. Kitune no ashiato is footbath. It is called Ashiyu in Japanese. Once upon a time, it is said that a white fox found this hot spring area.
    If we paid 200yen, we could take a footbath. There are 3 kinds of footbath. One of 3 is a open air bath. The temperature of the open air bath is a little hot. We may be unable to keep our feet in the open air footbath a long time. We can order some drinks or alcohol, too. Local sake is listed on the menu. Adults can enjoy local sake of Yamaguchi.
    Footbaths make us very warm and calm.
    Written January 16, 2018
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  • pavel816
    Cleveland, OH47 contributions
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    Close to Rurikō-ji Temple but less touristy and looks old with a waterfall and rocks covered with moss.Absolutely worth a visit.
    Written May 21, 2018
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  • 介筠蔡
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    I participated in the 23rd World Scout Jamboree in Kirraajisu, Yamaguchi, Japan with my scout companions last summer. We visited some famous attractions in Osaka and Kyoto before the Jamboree and there were scouts from all over the world everywhere just like us. I had already made a friend from Mexico in Kyoto before the Jamboree!
    We arrived in the campsite on July 29th. The whole campsite was really big that included 18 areas. During the twelve-day Jamboree, we had lots of interesting activities and there were four unforgettable things that I want to share with you. The first one was that we put on our national flags as cloaks to join the party. With the flag on our back, we caught everyone's eyes and it looked really cool! The next one was visiting the Atomic Bomb Museum in Hiroshima. I am happy to see the real building which only appeared in the book before. We had a Atomic Bomb 70th anniversary ceremony and it was solemn. I learned that war is cruel and we should cherish that we live in peaceful place. On Culture Day, every corp prepared the special food, clothes, games and so on to welcome others to learn more about their country. I prepared "Mi Tae (Hokkien)", in Chinese is "麵茶" to share with scouts from other countries and they all thought that is was unique and tasty. Besides Culture Day, we had dinner with the German corp one night. The macaroni salad and the curry they prepared were really delicious. They asked me to teach them how to open the paper-boxed juice, I was surprised that they fight against the paper-boxed juice and milk with the for almost 12 days!
    The WSJ was a great experience in my life. I swapped lots of things and made some international friends. I learned how to corporate with others and to be brave. It's a pity that I was a little bit too shy to communicate with others. Time will not repeat, I wish that I can have more abilities to face the future.
    Written November 5, 2016
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