Yamaguchi Furusato Heritage Centre
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 has the look of a...
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...
Excellent Italian food is the main attraction at this elegant Tuscan-style villa, on the left as you head up the hill to the St Francis...
Yamaguchi Furusato Heritage Centre information
Lonely Planet review
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.