Yamaguchi Private Chartered Car Tour From Fukuoka with National Licensed Guide

With a National Licensed and Experienced English speaking guide, this tour will allow you to explore Yamaguchi more efficiently in one day from Fukuoka. Enjoy a full-day chartered car tour in Yamaguchi accompanied by an experienced guide who shares the modern and traditional sides of the dynamic Japanese ancient country.

Begin your day with a morning pickup from your hotel in Fukuoka or anywhere else, then visit Yamaguchi’s famous sites including Tsunoshima-bridge, Motonosumi Inari Shrine, Iwakuni Castle, Akiyoshi Limestone Caves, Karato sea market and anywhere else as you like. Go in depth with a private guide who customizes your 10 hours tour to your interests.

Please let us know what would you like to experience and what time would you like to join the tour and where you stay. We would customize the tour based on your requests!
* Duration: 10 hours
* Starts: Tenjin, Japan
* Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Cultural Tours




With a National Licensed and Experienced English speaking guide, this tour will allow you to explore Yamaguchi more efficiently in one day from Fukuoka. Enjoy a full-day chartered car tour in Yamaguchi accompanied by an experienced guide who shares the modern and traditional sides of the dynamic Japanese ancient country.

Begin your day with a morning pickup from your hotel in Fukuoka or anywhere else, then visit Yamaguchi’s famous sites including Tsunoshima-bridge, Motonosumi Inari Shrine, Iwakuni Castle, Akiyoshi Limestone Caves, Karato sea market and anywhere else as you like. Go in depth with a private guide who customizes your 10 hours tour to your interests.

Please let us know what would you like to experience and what time would you like to join the tour and where you stay. We would customize the tour based on your requests!

Itinerary
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Stop At: Motonosumi Shrine, 498 Yuyatsuo, Nagato 759-4712 Yamaguchi Prefecture

Motonosumi Inari Shrine (元乃隅稲成神社) is the shrine located on the seaside cliff in Nagato city. It’s one of the most bizarre and unique, yet spectacular sights in Japan and has been featured by numbers of websites including CNN!

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Tsunoshima Ohashi, Hohokucho Kanda, Shimonoseki 759-5331 Yamaguchi Prefecture

One of the most magnificent views in Japan. Tsunoshima Bridge is connecting a mainland and a small island called Tsunoshima. Passing the bridge feels like flying above the beautiful ocean!

As well as the spectacular scenery of the bridge, the island and the area around are perfect destinations for beach hunters! The west side of Yamaguchi prefecture has amazing beaches with turquoise blue crystal clear water and white sand. Surprise! Tsunoshima is best to reach by car but it is possible by public transport. Take a but towards Tsunoshima from JR Kottoi station.

Stop At: Iwakuni Castle, Yokoyama, Iwakuni 740-0001 Yamaguchi Prefecture

During the Edo Period, Iwakuni city used to be one of the feudal domains of Japan and it has some of most amazing historical sights to see. The Iwakuni castle is located on top of the mountain which you can access by rope way and enjoy the great over-look view of Iwakuni city from the top.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Kintaikyo Bridge, 1 Iwakuni, Iwakuni 741-0062 Yamaguchi Prefecture

Kintaikyo Bridge is considered as one of the greatest bridges in Japan. This arch bridge was originally built in 1673.

Iwakuni City is located in southeast of Yamaguchi pref which is only 1 hour away from Hiroshima City. If you are planning to trip to Hiroshima, why don’t you add Iwakuni city to your list??

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Akiyoshidai Karst Observatory, Akiyoshidai, Shuhocho Akiyoshi, Mine 754-0511 Yamaguchi Prefecture

Japan’s largest karst. A great driving road through the karst and hiking trails are also available. Akiyoshidai is a great place to drive. But if you do not have a car, it can be accessed directly by bus from several major cities including Yamguchi city, Shimnoseki,Hagi.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Akiyoshi-dai Museum of Natural History, 1237-938 Akiyoshicho Akiyoshidaiyama, Mine 754-0511 Yamaguchi Prefecture

It’s the longest limestone cave in Japan (8.9km) is also located in Akiyoshidai. If you are seeking for more of natural wonder, visit this cave! (Hours: 8:30 to 17:30 (until 16:30 from December through February)/Admission fee: 1200 yen)

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Rurikoji Temple, Kozancho InsIde Kayama Park, Yamaguchi Yamaguchi Prefecture

The Buddhist temple with national treasure pagoda is located in Yamaguchi city. With numbers of historic sights, Yamaguchi city is often called “Kyoto of West”

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Karato Sea Market, 5-50 Karato-cho, Shimonoseki 750-0005 Yamaguchi Prefecture

Overflowing with energy, this is Shimonoseki’s kitchen!
“Welcome! Welcome! Cheap! Cheap!” At the western edge of Yamaguchi, famous for its blowfish and energetic spirit is Karato Market. Not only will you hear auctioneers hawking fish, but there are also vegetable and flower corners, making this the local “kitchen”, where it is crowded every day. The biggest difference from Tsukiji Market in Tokyo is that anyone can purchase products here. After the stock for business has been traded at 7 am, vendors would take the time to explain to tourists the different kinds of fish, how to eat them and recommendations of the day.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Shimonoseki, Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Chugoku

Shimonoseki is the largest city in Yamaguchi. If you have had your fill of peace and tranquillity after visiting some of the other locations on our list then perhaps you should stop off here for some hustle and bustle. The city is in an important location because it is just across the water from the massive city of Fukouka, and has a port that is convenient for trade from neighbouring countries. The port even has passenger ferries that regularly take people to China and South Korea.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Mojiko Retro, 7-18 Minatomachi, Mojiku, Kitakyushu 801-0852 Fukuoka Prefecture

Moji was one of five cities that merged to form Kitakyushu City in 1963. It is the closest municipality of Kyushu in proximity to Honshu. Moji Port (門司港, Mojikō) has been prominent as an international trading port since the late 19th century. Today, although main port activities have been moved to a newer location at Shin-Moji Port, Moji Port retains its relevance as a tourist destination with a flavor from the past thanks to several well-preserved Western style buildings from the Meiji and Taisho Periods.

Duration: 30 minutes