Greetings. My name is Sumitada Watanabe, the Mayor of Yamaguchi City.
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Yamaguchi City is a city with an abundance of greenery and clear water.
It also has historical and cultural resources related to the Lord Ouchi Era and the Meiji Restoration that still remain today.
Including Yuda Hot Springs, Yamaguchi has many attractive sightseeing locales.
About 650 years ago, Lord Ouchi, who ruled this place, was active in trade with foreign countries. He established the most prosperous international town in those days. For example, he granted permission to the Christian missionary, Francis Xavier, to promulgate his faith.
Yamaguchi City was one of the major influences in the Meiji Restoration about 150 years ago. In addition, it produced many well-informed, talented people who studied in foreign countries and contributed to push forward Japanese modernization.
We, in Yamaguchi city, are devoted to actualizing a move to become an international metropolis as the capital of Yamaguchi prefecture. Yamaguchi City and our citizens work together as we aim to realize a city of cooperation. To achieve this, we focus our care on our people, towns, history and nature to cultivate a city shining with fellowship and creativity.
We have divided the information on this website into two categories: lifestyle and tourism.
Please check our site regularly for all happenings and information concerning Yamaguchi city.
We hope you find our site useful for all of your informational needs about living in our fair city.