Pagoda in the afternoon

Yamaguchi Travel Blog

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Nice building at the big street

With my delayed train out of Aso I arrived a bit late in Shin Yamaguchi - which I thought would be next to Yamaguchi itself. Unfortunately it turns out to be quite a big distance from the older part of the city. But after getting a slooooooooooooow local train I finally arrive at the centre of Yamaguchi. I find a nice little ryokan not too far from the station and get there and put down my back in my little room overlooking a small pond with a few carps swimming around. Then it is time to head out.

 

I walk down a couple of the small streets and get to a small area with a little park area and several old shrines. It is in the afternoon and hardly anybody is around - it is a nice and peaceful area far off the beaten track. This southern part of Japan is different from other parts of Japan with virtually no tourist at all. I get to a small pagoda which is nice for pictures - unfortunately it is a bit late in the afternoon and the sun is not all that friendly to my photos - but hey I doubt I’ll get here tomorrow morning so I gotta make the best of it tonight.

 

I wander a bit up the hill and there are another little temple complex with a group of temples build in threes - in some sort of Shinto tradition which I am not fully familiar with. But it looks quite nice.

 

I head back towards the center of the city trying to make it back in time for dinner. But on the road I walk up the main hill in the city. On top of the hill is an unusual sight for this part of the world - a catholic church. There is a great view from the top all over the city.

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Nice building at the big street
Nice building at the big street
Park at the outskirt of the city
Park at the outskirt of the city
The park
The park
Pagoda in the outskirts of Yamaguc…
Pagoda in the outskirts of Yamagu…
Pagoda in the outskirts of Yamaguc…
Pagoda in the outskirts of Yamagu…
Pagoda in the outskirts of Yamaguc…
Pagoda in the outskirts of Yamagu…
Pagoda in the outskirts of Yamaguc…
Pagoda in the outskirts of Yamagu…
Statue at Kozan-Koen
Statue at Kozan-Koen
Temple near Kozan-Koen
Temple near Kozan-Koen
Temple near Kozan-Koen
Temple near Kozan-Koen
Temple near Kozan-Koen
Temple near Kozan-Koen
Almost getting killed by the snake
Almost getting killed by the snake
Snake already gone.
Snake already gone.
The catholic church in Yamaguchi
The catholic church in Yamaguchi
The view from the top of the hill …
The view from the top of the hill…
The view from the top of the hill …
The view from the top of the hill…
The view from the top of the hill …
The view from the top of the hill…
The view from the top of the hill …
The view from the top of the hill…
Yamaguchi
photo by: tj1777