Visit Nagato Yamaguchi Japan

Visit Nagato Yamaguchi Japan

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Trip Ideas

Tawarayama Area

A leisurely stroll from onsen to onsen is a pleasure in this old-fashioned hot spring town, ringing with the sound of traditional sandals. Enjoy this secluded mountain hot spring with a soak soothing for mind and body.

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    Take a morning bath in the Town Baths (Machi no Yu)

    Start your morning at the bathhouse in the center of this onsen town, under a pleasant falling stream from the natural hot spring.

    Machi no Yu
    5113 Tawarayama, Nagato, Yamaguchi Prefecture 759-4211
    Business Hours: 6:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
    Weekly holidays are not set.

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    Stroll through the streets of Tawarayama Onsen

    Take an easy stroll through Tawarayama Onsen, where it’s common to see bathers heading to and from onsen wrapped in cotton kimono (yukata).

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    Tawarayama Onsen

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    Have a snack of Sansaru (Three Monkeys) manju

    Halfway along the street, you might happen across sweet sansaru (three monkeys) manju, named after the monkey said to have discovered Tawarayama Onsen. Time for a snack!

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    Sansaru Manju Fukuda Sengetsu-do
    5077 Tawarayama, Nagato, Yamaguchi Prefecture 759-4211
    Business Hours: 7:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
    Closed on Tuesdays

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    Make your own buckwheat noodles (soba) at Sato-yama Station

    The fragrance of the Tawarayama-grown buckwheat flour you’ll use may whet your appetite, but don’t worry: after you’ve made your noodles, you can make a lunch of them!

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    Soba (Buckwheat noodle) Making

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    Make a wish at Mara Kannon Temple

    This temple is dedicated to the Buddhist deity Kannon, and is visited frequently by pilgrims hoping for prosperity–gained, it is said, with a prayer and a touch to the head of one of the many phalli surrounding the temple.

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    Mara Kannon

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    Take a rest at Roba Bookstore

    This local bookstore is full not only with books, but is also frequently host to local events and exhibitions. A café space is also available, a perfect for relaxing with a good book.

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    Roba Bookstore
    6994 Tawarayama, Nagato, Yamaguchi Prefecture 759-4211
    Business Hours: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    Closed on Wednesdays and Thursdays

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    Enjoy foot baths and full-body outdoor baths at Hakuen no Yu

    Back into the onsen again after a day’s travel, enjoy the baths at Shiro Saru no Yu (The White Monkey Spring).

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    Hakuen no Yu (The White Monkey Spring)
    5172 Tawarayama, Nagato, Yamaguchi Prefecture 759-4211
    Business Hours: 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
    No regular weekly closed days.