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

Goldfish Lanterns and Indigo Dyeing in Yanai

Are you looking for something different to do on a rainy or cold day? Or even an easy day trip when the weather is nice? Then head to Yanai. Yanai is a city in Yamaguchi prefecture, and it is home to the goldfish lantern festival that occurs annually on August 13th. During the lantern festival… Continue reading Goldfish Lanterns and Indigo Dyeing in Yanai

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