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Yamaguchi Prefecture

The most popular place for tourism is Shimonoseki. One of the major attractions is the famous Kintai Bridge in the town of Iwakuni. The area on the banks of the Nishiki river close to the bridge is popular for Hanami or cherry blossom viewing. Akiyoshidai Quasi-National Park, which includes Japan’s longest cave, the Akiyoshido is another popular destination. Yamaguchi City, the capital of Yamaguchi Prefecture, is also known as the “Kyoto of the West”. Attractions include Rurikoji Temple, known for its five-storied Pagoda, and Joeiji Temple, a Zen temple famous for its garden.