YAMAGUCHI

Explore Akiyoshidai, Japan’s Otherworldly National Park in Yamaguchi Prefecture

Japan has no shortage of beautiful sceneries. You can find almost everything in the country, from gorgeous mountains, ancient forests, picturesque beaches, and even sand dunes. One of the most unique spots is located in Yamaguchi Prefecture, the southernmost part of Honshu. Akiyoshidai Quasi-National Park is home to a staggering number of karst formations that…

Check out Akiyoshidai Safari Land: Bursting with Fun and Beautiful Animals!

All work no play makes Jack a dull boy. Yes! One cannot work their entire life without creating time for pleasure. With that said, one of the best places to spend your free time is the Akiyoshidai Safari Land which is an amusement park and zoo that is located in the Yamaguchi prefecture. The zoo…

Soothe the Mind and Body at the Legendary White Fox Yuda Onsen

Have you ever experienced a hot spring (onsen) in Japan before? For those that have, my guess is that perhaps you may have never experienced one like Yuda Onsen before. Yuda Onsen hot spring is an ancient spring which has been in existence since the year 1200 and also since 1459 the hot spring has…

Enjoy the Beautiful Sights and Sounds of the Underwater World at Kaikyokan!

The Kaikyokan is an astonishing place to enjoy the beautiful sights and sounds of a variety of beautiful sea creatures. Why not venture to the southwest of Japan to explore the underwater world and create some amazing memories. History retrip.jp/ The Kaikyokan was built in 2001 by the Nikken Sekki Company who also designed the…

See the Unspoiled Scenery of Yamaguchi On Board This Historic Steam Train!

Have you seen a steam train before? If you have seen one before, I bet (if you have any) your children have not seen one before. There is a steam locomotive train with an engine model C571 that was built by Kawasaki in 1937. The train has been well preserved until now and runs between…

A Hidden Treasure in Yamaguchi: Ruriko-ji Temple Where the Samurai Once Tread

There are many different temples in Japan today, but there are, of course, some that are outstanding. One of the greatest temples in Japan is Rurikoji temple. Rurikoji temple is a Buddhist temple located in Yamaguchi city. This national treasure is best known for the great five-story pagoda and it is rightly rated among Japan’s…

Interested in Japan’s Agrarian Roots? Check Out this Cow Festival!

Bulls and Cows have been a part of farming cultures ever since the inception of human civilization. Japan was a predominantly agrarian society in history and farming is, of course, still practiced in rural areas. Let’s take a look at the bull festival that happens every year in Japan during Setsubun on February 3rd. hofutenmangu.or.jp/…

3 Delicious Food Specialties Not to Miss When Visiting Iwakuni, Yamaguchi!

Located on the west side of Japan is Yamaguchi, a prefecture that is about a 5-hour train ride by Shinkansen from Tokyo. Yamaguchi is popular for its Kintai Bridge that is located in Iwakuni and is also a prefecture that is popular during spring for the sakura hanami. But aside from that, there are many…

Remnants of Eden: Kintai Bridge in Iwakuni

For many individuals, the beautiful countries of the world can be seen and accessed through the pages of a book or magazine, or with the click of a button on a computer or smartphone. However, this indirect perspective does little to no justice when trying to capture the full essence of beauty, which is especially…