Fugu (pufferfish) is known as a poisonous fish, causing many to stray away from this delicacy in fear. However, when prepared correctly, this fish can be safely consumed as sashimi or in various cooked forms. Fugu is best eaten in Yamaguchi as most of Japan’s pufferfish are caught in the city of Hikari.
Kintai Bridge, located in Iwakuni, has five large wooden arches spanning across the Nishiki River. This bridge is part of Kikkou Park, a popular destination for visitors to Japan that’s also home to Iwakuni Castle.
Tokiwa Park has a rich history dating back to the 17th century. You can follow the paths and stroll around the park to see the 3,200 cherry blossom trees. Other attractions to visit in the park include a zoo, museum, and a small amusement park.
Yamaguchi is famous for its long and rich history, but also for its unique cuisine. Kawara soba is unique to Yamaguchi as it is literally cooked on a kawara roof tile. This unique soba is a vibrant green color because matcha is added to the dough, giving the refreshing and herbal note of tea in every bite.
Ouchinuri (Ouchi Lacquerware) was originally created by the Ouchi Clan, based in Yamaguchi Prefecture. These bowls and plates are covered in beautiful patterns that evoke nature. Besides dishware, Ouchi dolls are a popular Yamaguchi souvenir, known as a symbol of love and happiness.