Category: yamaguchi

Komainu standing guard in front of the remains…

Komainu standing guard in front of the remains of Hagi Castle

Hagi Castle was destroyed over a century ago, …

Hagi Castle was destroyed over a century ago, but the stone walls of the castle grounds still stand.

Beach in northern Yamaguchi

Beach in northern Yamaguchi

There were lots of interesting rocks around Mo…

There were lots of interesting rocks around Motonosumi Inari Shrine, but these in particular interested me. 

The whitish rocks in these pictures have lots of cracks running through them, but if you look closely you’ll see that the rock is actually raised up at the cracks. Wherever the rock was split there was a little lip. I’m curious what caused this.

Torii Path at Motonosumi Inari Shrine in Yamag…

Torii Path at Motonosumi Inari Shrine in Yamaguchi.

Impressive flowstone walls in Akiyoshido Cave

Impressive flowstone walls in Akiyoshido Cave

Formation nicknamed “King of The Cave” in Akiy…

Formation nicknamed “King of The Cave” in Akiyoshido Cave.

Flowstone formation nicknamed “Mount Fuji” in …

Flowstone formation nicknamed “Mount Fuji” in Akiyoshido Cave.

A series of rimstone pools in Akiyoshido Cave

A series of rimstone pools in Akiyoshido Cave

The green hills of Akiyoshidai National Park i…

The green hills of Akiyoshidai National Park in Yamaguchi