January First visit of the year to a shrine

Yamaguchi Daijingu is a shrine located in Yamaguchi City, Yamaguchi Prefecture, and is one of the oldest shrines in Japan.

Hatsumode is a traditional Japanese event held during the year-end and New Year holidays, where people visit shrines and temples to pray for the new year.

At Yamaguchi Daijingu Shrine, New Year's visit is held for three days from January 1st to January 3rd every year.

Also, on January 7th, the Nanakusa Gayu Festival will be held where you can eat Nanakusa Gayu.

March Hinamaturi

"Achisu Hinamon Festival" is an event held for 5 days from February 8th to February 12th every year around Achisu Shopping Street, Yamaguchi City, Yamaguchi Prefecture.

``Hinamon'' is a type of hanging decoration produced in the Achisu area, and was started based on ``Sagemon'' in Yanagawa City, Fukuoka Prefecture. "Hinamon" will be displayed in a row of warehouse-style houses, and the surrounding area will be decorated with illuminations.

During the festival period, around 5,000 items, including dolls and Achisu's folk craft "Hinamon", will be lined up around the town.

April Cherry blossom trees along the Ichinosaka River

``Ichinosaka River Cherry Blossoms'' is a river that flows through Yamaguchi City, and about 200 Yoshino cherry trees are in full bloom in spring. This cherry blossom is one of the famous cherry blossom viewing spots in Yamaguchi City, and it is also illuminated, allowing you to immerse yourself in the beauty of the cherry blossoms at night, which is different from the daytime. The blooming period in 2024 is expected to be from late March to early April⁴.

June Dance of fireflies

The area around Ichinosaka River is known as a famous place for fireflies in Yamaguchi City.

 In the Ichinosaka River, which flows through the center of Yamaguchi city, you can see wild dancing fireflies, which are designated as a national natural monument.

The area is surrounded by old townhouses, creating a magical atmosphere with glowing fireflies.

July Gion Festival

Yamaguchi City's Gion Festival is a traditional festival held at Yasaka Shrine in Yamaguchi City, Yamaguchi Prefecture. This festival is a richly ancient festival that has been going on since the Muromachi period, and is considered one of the three major festivals in Yamaguchi.

The Gion Festival will be held on the following dates:

First day (July 20th): At Yasaka Shrine, the ``Heron Dance,'' a dance performed by wearing the head and wings of a heron, is dedicated.

Chunichi (July 24th): A citizen dance is held to add color to the festival.

Last day (July 27th): A return ceremony will be held to return the god from Otabisho to Yasaka Shrine.

The Gion Festival is a traditional festival that has been passed down by local people for about 600 years, and is one of Yamaguchi City's attractive cultural events.

August Tanabata Lantern Festival

The Tanabata Lantern Festival in Yamaguchi City is a traditional night festival that has continued since the Muromachi period approximately 600 years ago, and is held every year on August 6th and 7th in the city's central shopping district, around Park Road, the Odono area, and the Yuda Onsen area. Masu.

The tunnel of flames, lit with approximately 100,000 red lanterns, creates a magical atmosphere for visitors.

Please enjoy the beauty of lanterns and the fantastic atmosphere. 

October Apple picking

There are several tourist farms around Yamaguchi City where you can enjoy delicious fruits.

I would like to introduce an apple orchard in Tokusa, Yamaguchi City.

Tokusa Ringo Kumiai (Tokusa, Yamaguchi City)

Tokusa Ringo Kumiai is a tourist apple farm located in Tokusa, Yamaguchi City. Here you can enjoy all-you-can-eat delicious apples.

Admission fee is 400 yen for children (3 years old to elementary school students) and 550 yen for adults (junior high school students and above). Group rates are also available.

You can also enjoy barbeque, so please combine your visit with apple picking.

Nakatani Apple Garden (Tokusa, Yamaguchi City)

Nakatani Apple Garden is located in Tokusa, Yamaguchi City. It is located near the JR Yamaguchi Line, and you can also see the SL Yamaguchi train.

Tomokiyo apple orchard:

Tomokiyo Apple Orchard is a tourist farm located in Ato Tokusa, Yamaguchi City. We started growing apples in 1945, and we also grow blueberries.

Enjoy delicious fruits at these tourist farms.

November City center Park Road

Park Road in Yamaguchi City is a beautiful road that connects the Yamaguchi Prefectural Office in a straight line with the central shopping district of Yamaguchi City.

This road has been selected as one of Japan's top 100 roads, and has a total length of 780 meters and a width of 40 meters.

Both sides of the road are lined with beautiful trees that change throughout the year, and you can especially enjoy the changing leaves in the fall.

Along Park Road, there are public facilities such as the Yamaguchi Prefectural Museum of Art, Yamaguchi Prefectural Museum, Kameyama Park, and Yamaguchi City Hall, making it ideal for a walk. Furthermore, if you pass through the center of the shopping district, you will be able to reach Eki-dori Street, which leads to Yamaguchi Station, where the golden ginkgo trees will make your shopping experience even more enjoyable.

December The birthplace of Christmas in Japan

Christmas was first celebrated in Japan in Yamaguchi City, Yamaguchi Prefecture. Christianity spread to Yamaguchi in 1551 when Francis Xavier carried out missionary activities there.