Yamaguchi City (Yamaguchi-shi) is the capital of Japan's Yamaguchi Prefecture (Chugoku Region), with population around 200,000. As cruise ports for Yamaguchi-shi are used mainly Port Hagi (approx 25 km / 16 mi to the north) and Port Ube (Prefecture's principal seaport, locode JPUBJ, approx 33 km / 21 mi to the south-west).
Alternatively, cruise ships may access the City via Port Nagato (approx 35 km / 21 mi to the north-west) or Port Hofu (approx 17 km / 11 mi to the south).
- Hagi-shi (Hagi City, population around 50,000) is served by Iwami Airport (in Masuda) and is best-known for Hagiyaki (Hagi ware/Japanese pottery dating from the early-17th-century).
- Nagato-shi (Nagato City, population around 35,000) is best-known for Yumoto's onsen (hot springs). Senzaki Eki (train station) is on the Sanin Main Line (served by JR West) that links Kyoto and Shimonoseki.
- Ube-shi (Ube City, population around 170,000) has the Prefecture's only airport (Yamaguchi-Ube) serving daily flights linking with Tokyo. Bullet trains (Shinkansen/operated by JR West) serve three of the Prefecture's railway lines (Sanyo Main Line, Ube Line, Onoda Line). Ube is the Prefecture's principal seaport and largest industrial/manufacturing center. Next photo shows Port Ube.
Yamaguchi City (1929-founded) covers total area approx 1023 km2 (395 mi2). It was formed in the period 1889-2010 via mergers with neighboring towns and villages. Among domestic tourists, the City is best-known for the Ruriko-ji (Japan's National Treasure/kokuho-listed temple featuring a 5-story pagoda), Yamaguchi Xavier Memorial Church (a Roman Catholic cathedral named after St Francis Xavier/associated with Christianity's introduction to Japan in the mid-16th-century), Prefectural Art Museum, Ouchi-shi Yakata (ruins of Ouchi clan's fortified residence), Konomine-jo (16th-century castle), Yuda Onsen (alkaline hot springs).
Yamaguchi-Ube Airport connects with Tokyo (Haneda Airport) via regularly scheduled daily flights operated by Japan Airlines, ANA-All Nippon Airways (Zennikku), and StarFlyer. Yamaguchi Airport is directly linked to two railway stations: Shin-Yamaguchi-eki (the terminus of Yamaguchi Line and Ube Line/both operated by JR West) and Shimonoseki-eki (on the Sanyo Main Line/served by JR West, JR Kyushu, JR Freight).
Port Ube-Yamaguchi City cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Ube-Yamaguchi City, Japan Yamaguchi, Nagato-Hagi-Hofu. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
|22 September, 2021|
|National Geographic Orion|