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YAMAGUCHI PREFECTURE

Historically significant for its role, when known as Choshu, in the overthrow of the Tokugawa shogunate, Honshu island’s westernmost prefecture of Yamaguchi has preserved much of this legacy. Yamaguchi City - the prefectural capital - dates back to the 14th century, when the ruling Ouchi clan lords designed it to look like ‘The Kyoto of the West’. In fact, it rivalled Kyoto for influence during the Warring States era of civil war. Nowadays the city has a calmer feel and is known for its historical temples. Notable attractions are the superbly preserved castle town architecture of Hagi, and the Meiji-era industrial heritage sites on its outskirts.

Prefectural Capital

Yamaguchi City

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Yamaguchi Ube Airport

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Shin-Yamaguchi Station

JAPAN - 100 HIDDEN TOWNS

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Japan – 100 Hidden Towns is a travel guidebook to Japan off-the-beaten-track – the lesser known towns, where quiet, bucolic ways of life, and proudly maintained local history and traditions can be found. 100 towns, selected from all of the country’s 47 prefectures, are reviewed with a focus on nature, culture, food, access, and key dates – each illustrated with colourful photographs. Information on each of Japan’s eight regions and their major tourist attractions, general advice for travellers, and listings of useful phrases are also provided, helping visitors to maximise the enjoyment of their travels. Over 400 pages of colour photographs and useful information.

PUBLISHER : NELLIE’S ENGLISH BOOKS 
ISBN : 9784905527497