Nagato Yumoto is the oldest onsen in Yamaguchi Prefecture, making it a perfect chance to feel Nagato’s history and culture with a soak in the hot springs.
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With a walk alongside the Otozure River, take in the soothing sounds of the babbling river, and the soft birdsong. Halfway along the path is a natural hot spring footbath.
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Yoshitomikou Shindo makes high-quality waffles with a touch of sweetness, served with cream or sweet red bean paste.
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Tainei-ji Temple’s grounds are rich with the legends of Muromachi Period (1336-1573) warlord Ouchi Yoshitaka, but also make for a lovely spot for refreshing nature walks.
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Don’t just taste Nagato’s famous yakitori: try making it yourself, from cutting the meat, to fashioning your own skewers, to the grilling itself (Classes will begin in June).
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Just outside Akasaki Shrine, this bowl-shaped natural amphitheater is a nationally-designate Important Tangible Cultural Property. Stand where performances are still held each year, and let out a call!
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This quiet mountain kiln continues the 350 year-old tradition of Hagi-style pottery.
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Enjoy the soft waters of Nagato Yumoto Onsen, whose waters are famous for giving bathers beautiful skin. Take your ease, and end the day with a delicious meal.