Day Trip to Ube

The main reason we decided to head to Ube for a day trip was to see the Japanese wind chimes at Kotozaki-hachimangu Shrine . Furin, Japanese wind chimes, are known as the sound of summer. Many Japanese people enjoy hearing the soothing sound the chimes make while blowing in the wind. It is even said… Continue reading Day Trip to Ube

Day Trip to Mine City

If the weather is nice and you are looking for a family friendly day trip from Iwakuni, I have just the place for you. Mine is a city in Yamaguchi Prefecture with over 25,000 residents. It is best known for Akiyoshidai Quasi-National Park. The area was thought to be a coral reef over 300 million… Continue reading Day Trip to Mine City