Yamaguchi Furusato Heritage Centre
The ground floor of the 1886 sake merchant building (the Manabi-kan; まなび館) has a small display of local crafts, including some Ōuchi...
About 4km northeast of the JR station, Jōei-ji is notable for its Zen garden, Sesshutei , designed by the painter Sesshū. From the...
North of the town centre is Kōzan Park , where the five-storey pagoda of Rurikō-ji (瑠璃光寺), a National Treasure dating from 1404, is...
Overlooking the main shopping street, this stylish cafe- restaurant serves Asian-style rice dishes, and pastas (such as an Italian...
Lonely Planet review
Just west of the city is the 800-year-old Yuda Onsen. The area is covered in a rash of hotels and bathing facilities, mostly along a busy main road; it's not a place for tottering between baths in your yukata . Still, if you've got a bit of time to kill in Yamaguchi, a soak here isn't a bad way to spend a few hours.
You can use the baths at the large Hotel Kamefuku , the less-crowded Kokuminshukusha Koteru and, for a taste of luxury, the traditional ryokan Umenoya .
There's a tourist information office on the main road, where you can pick up a map and guide to all the baths.
Buses run regularly to Yuda Onsen bus stop from Yamaguchi Station (¥190, 10 minutes). They drop you on the main strip, Yuda Onsen-dōri, a short walk from the tourist office (just keep walking in the direction of the bus). Yuda Onsen Station is one stop on the local train line (¥140). From the station, follow the red road for about 1km to get to the busy main T-intersection. Turn right for the tourist office.