Trip with a Rent a Car in Yamaguchi pref: A trip to enjoy Yamaguchi's historic architecture
What we'll do
How would you like to experience the distinctly local architectural art in Yamaguchi?
Hofu Tenmangu Shrine is one of the main three Japanese shrines dedicated to Tenjin, the patron deity of academics. You can also get up close and personal with a lot of the buildings because there are so many important cultural properties.
The Iwakuni Art Museum displays some of the few suits of armor that still exist throughout Japan. This is a must-see for anyone who loves Japanese armor, helmets, and swords.
Yanai Shirakabe Street is a location that still has the appearance of a town from the middle ages. Come feel what it's like to travel back in time.
We can meet here, at the TOYOTA Rent a Car Yamaguchi Ube Airport Shop.
Inside the Yamaguchi Ube Airport Car Rental Terminal. (Exit the Airport Terminal, turn right, and go for 100 meters.)
The type of car we rent and the rental fee will depend on the number of people participating in the tour.
*One-way: Available inside / outside the prefecture
- Price per person
- 6,325 JPY ~ / person
- Max participants
- Up to 4 people
- Hosted in English
- Things you need to know before the tour
Things you'll need:
-Money to buy lunch
-Transportation fees to get you to the meeting place
1Hofu Tenmangu Shrine
Hofu Tenmangu Shrine is dedicated to Sugawara no Michizane, revered as the god of learning, and is Japan's first Tenmangu Shrine. It is known as one of the Three Great Tenjin Shrines of Japan together with the Kitano Tenmangu Shrine in Kyoto and the Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine in Fukuoka. In honor of the birth of Sugawara no Michizane on June 25th and his death on February 25th, the Tenjin Market is held at Hofu Tenmangu Shrine on the 25th of each month. At the market, there is a wide variety of fresh produce, antiques, dried products, and handmade crafts.
2Iwakuni Art Museum
The Iwakuni Art Museum displays traditional Japanese culture, works of art, and rare weapons. Its collection features over 6,000 items, including ceramics and glass crafts ranging from the Nara period to the Edo period (710-1867) as well as armors and harnesses used by the samurai of the Sengoku period. There are also several eccentric helmets that were also exhibited at the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art. The permanent exhibition consists of approximately 200 items, and there are also rotating special exhibitions and featured displays. There are a number of works that can only be seen at the Iwakuni Art Museum, so make sure to stop by.
3Yanai Shirakabe Street
Yanai Shirakabe Street of Yanai City is about 200 meters long and lined with a series of merchant homes that date back to the Edo period, and in 1984 it was chosen as an Important Traditional Building Preservation Area. Every summer, the Goldfish Lantern Festival is held here, and the streets are decorated with over 200 goldfish-shaped lanterns. This is a great place for a leisurely stroll while enjoying the retro townscape.