Yamaguchi City is a quiet city where you can enjoy the beauty of each season.

Like Kyoto, the area is surrounded by mountains, making it a "basin" topography, so the summer is filled with hot and passionate festivals.

In winter, it gets cold and there are days when the scenery is snowy.

Autumn is the perfect season for tourists and is filled with fruits and other gourmet foods.

Spring is the season where you can enjoy the beauty of nature such as rape blossoms and rows of cherry blossom trees.


Carp streamers seen in the countryside

Cherry blossoms in full bloom can be seen throughout the city. When the cherry blossoms fall, trees begin to sprout and the blue sky spreads out in the countryside outside the city, where carp streamers wishing for the growth of boys blend into the scenery.

When the cherry blossoms in full bloom turn the city pink, the winter cold is gone and the weather is pleasant and sunny.

The Yuda Onsen Festival is also held, and the temperature suddenly rises after the cold winter.

From the end of April to May, Japan has a long holiday called Golden Week. There is also ``Children's Day,'' and if you go outside the city, you can see ``carp streamers'' waving in the wind under the blue sky in the countryside. There are also many events for children.

Rainy season

From pleasant weather to humid rainy season to summer

The rainy season occurs from mid-June to July, when the season changes from spring to summer. For the Japanese people, whose staple food is rice, this is the ``rain of blessings,'' and it is a period of high humidity and rainy days. It may rain heavily in July, so it may not be suitable for sightseeing. However, you can still see plants with beautiful blue colors.


Summer festival season when the night sky turns colorful

The end of the rainy season usually occurs around July 20th. As if to coincide with the end of the rainy season, schools begin a long summer vacation. Then, the ``Gion Festival'', which Yamaguchi citizens are looking forward to, will begin. This is a Shinto ritual that has been going on since the Middle Ages, and the deity of Yasaka Shrine stays for about a week at an inn in the center of the city. At the same time, open-air stalls line the shopping streets, and Yamaguchi residents rejoice in the arrival of summer.

The period from mid-July to mid-August is the hottest period of the year.

In August, another festival "Lantan Festival" will be held. For two days, an estimated 100,000 red lanterns fill the city's central shopping district.

Fireworks displays, where fireworks light up the night sky, are also held at multiple locations, and it is the season when the crowds of people are increasing even though it is usually quiet at night.

Early autumn

Season of sports, sweets and fruits

In September, the sweltering heat disappears and the autumn breeze begins to blow. A sports day is held at the school after summer vacation.

There are areas near Yamaguchi City that produce grapes and pears, so you can enjoy the fruits. From October onwards, apple shipments reach their peak.


For a long time, in Japan, there is a custom of eating Japanese sweets while looking at the full moon in autumn. There are companies that manufacture famous Japanese sweets in Yamaguchi City, and this is the season where you can enjoy the autumn atmosphere by choosing stylish Japanese sweets.

From late autumn to winter

This is the season when the autumn leaves turn the city red and dusk gets earlier and earlier.

As November approaches, you can enjoy autumn leaves even in Yamaguchi City. You can enjoy walking among the red leaves everywhere, including Park Road in the city center and Sports Park. There are also festivals to celebrate the rice harvest, and the "Furukuma Tenjin Festival" is held from mid-November onwards, marking the end of the year in December and the beginning of the winter season.

Sesshu garden light up

From January to February, it can be snowy

With the slogan "Yamaguchi is the birthplace of Christmas"

Temperatures drop from the end of December to January. Yamaguchi City is not an area that gets a lot of snow, but you can enjoy the snowy five-storied pagoda two or three times a year.

There is a record that Francisco Xavier held mass for the first time in Yamaguchi during the Middle Ages, and you can also see events and illuminations that mark the birthplace of Christmas.

On New Year's Day, one of the customs is to visit shrines such as Yamaguchi Daijingu Shrine.

The cold season continues from January to February, but in February you can see red plum blossoms everywhere, and the cherry blossom buds begin to swell as the seasons change. It's the season when we can't wait for the arrival of spring.

Yamaguchi City is home to Yamaguchi University and Yamaguchi Prefectural University, and students from all over the country come to take entrance exams, so hotels and inns can be full on some days.

Not only the citizens rejoice at the arrival of spring, but also the students who passed the exam and international students from overseas, and the whole town becomes lively.