Introducing Yamaguchi & Around
Yamaguchi, at the western end of Honshū, straddles both the southern San-yō coast and the northern San-in coast. The great Kintai-kyō bridge at Iwakuni is a southern highlight, while Shimonoseki acts as the gateway to Kyūshū and Korea. The northern stretch includes the historically important town of Hagi and, in the central mountains, the vast cave at Akiyoshi-dai. The section of the coast from Tottori eastwards to Wakasa-wan is included in the Kansai chapter.