Yamaguchi Furusato Heritage Centre
Yamaguchi Prefectural Museum
A gallery with both permanent and special exhibitions. The permanent collection boasts photography of still-life and nudes by Katsuji...
Yamaguchi Prefectural Art Museum
This interesting gallery focuses on art of the region, with three rooms showing work from their varied permanent collection, leafy...
St Francis Xavier Memorial Church
Yamaguchi was a major centre of Christian missionary activity before the religion was outlawed in 1589. This church resembles a large...
Overlooking the main shopping street, this stylish cafe-restaurant serves Asian-style rice dishes, pastas and curries, and is a relaxing...
12 Shimotatekōji · interesting places nearby
Yamaguchi Furusato Heritage Centre information
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 dolls, and the building itself is interesting. Go upstairs to get a closer look at the large dark-wood beams, and look in the garden for the delightful tea-ceremony room made from old sake-brewing barrels. In the modern learning centre behind the old building you can see lacquerware being made.