Yamaguchi Prefecture (山口県, Yamaguchi-ken) is the westernmost prefecture on Honshu Island It is part of the Chugoku Region. Prefectural capital is Yamaguchi City. Yamaguchi, then known as Choshu, played a leading role in overthrowing the shogunate and bringing Japan's feudal era to an end.

Top destinations in Yamaguchi

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Akiyoshidai

Karst plateau with large limestone cave.
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Iwakuni

Site of the picturesque Kintai-kyo Bridge.
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Hagi

Castle town with preserved samurai district.
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Yamaguchi

Pleasant city at the western end of Honshu.
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Page last updated: March 19, 2015