Fukawa&Yumoto Area | Visit Nagato, Japan

Visit Nagato Yamaguchi Japan

Visit Nagato Yamaguchi Japan

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Fukawa&Yumoto Area

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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    Take a stroll along the Otozure River

    At the Otozure River, visitors can take a rest at the kawayuka (riverside deck) terrace, or the cafés or bars renovated from old homes on either side of the river. Enjoy a moment of peace in this onsen town that’s both forward-looking and steeped in history.

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    Treat yourself to some sweet waffles from Nagato

    Yoshitomi Koshindo makes high-quality waffles with a touch of sweetness, served with cream or sweet red bean paste.

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    Yoshitomi Koshindo
    1031-2 Fukawa-yumoto, Nagato, Yamaguchi Prefecture 759-4103
    Business Hours: 7:30 a.m.-7:00p.m.
    Weekly closed days are not set

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    To Tainei-ji Temple, popular for its cherry blossoms and autumn foliage

    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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    Tainei-ji Temple

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    Try your hand at grilling some yakitori!

    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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    Yakitori (grilled chicken)

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    Japan’s little Colosseum, Akasaki Shrine’s Natural Amphitheater

    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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    Akasaki Shrine Natural Amphitheater

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    Fukawa Kiln: the home of Hagi pottery

    This quiet mountain kiln continues the 350 year-old tradition of Hagi-style pottery.

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    Hagi pottery

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    Enjoy the nighttime ambiance at Nagato Yumoto Onsen

    One way to enjoy the new Nagato Yumoto Onsen is to take a safe, slow stroll after a soak in the onsen at night, and to search for a picturesque spot, all lit up.

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    Nagato Yumoto Onsen