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An area with a lot of variety ranging from the karst plateau and primeval forests to World Heritage sites representing Japan’s Industrial Revolution
An outlying island across the Tsunoshima Bridge, with white sandy beaches and surrounded by the cobalt-blue sea
One of Japan’s Three Great Bridges. The view and the technology behind the 5 continuous arches that can withstand the swift currents is amazing.
A 8.9 km prominent limestone cave designated as a Special Natural Monument
A shrine that is the home of two World Heritages and enshrines Shoin Yoshida, a Bakumatsu era philosopher.
Hofu Tenman-gu Shrine
One of Japan’s 3 major Tenman-gu Shrines. Dedicated to the god of learning, it’s also famous for the plum trees.
An amazing panoramic view of the entire city of Iwakuni! It is also easily accessible.
Ryugu no Shiofuki (Dragon Palace Geyser)
A fascinating phenomenon of sea water being sprayed up a cliff wall to a maximum height of 30m
Akiyoshidai Quasi-National Park
A quasi-national park where you can enjoy not just sightseeing but a trail run as well
Moto Nosumi Inari Shrine
A shrine chosen by America’s CNN as one of the 31 Most Beautiful Sites to Visit in Japan
The relics of the residential castle for the Kikkawa clan, the former lords of Iwakuni, with flowers blossoming throughout all four seasons
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This sweet rice confection is notable for its jelly-like appearance of the starch made from eagle fern and its soft texture. It is a renowned sweet that brings to mind “Nishi no Kyo” or “the Western capital”
Fragrant cha soba (tea kneaded into soba noodles) is fried atop a heated kawara (roof tile). The true charm of the rustic soba noodles is brought out
A traditional taste 300 years in the making. Hearty sushi concentrating the flavor of the region
A delicious soft Japanese candy made from rice flour wrapped around sweet white bean paste
A regional dish of Yamaguchi Prefecture which accompanies those important family events such as weddings and funerals
Enjoy fresh fuku in style! The best tiger pufferfish can be sampled right at the source, Shimonoseki
The combination of crisp noodles topped with a generous heap of thick soup is splendid!
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