Yamaguchi Prefecture

Yamaguchi Cafes: A Coffee List and Map

Hi there! This post has two parts. The first is a map of just Shimonoseki City’s cafes. The second part features cafes I’ve visited in different cities in Yamaguchi Prefecture. Part 1: Shimonoseki City Map This is a map of independent cafes in Shimonoseki City in Yamaguchi Prefecture. It is based off of the Shimonoseki […]

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Yamaguchi Prefecture

Yamaguchi Cafes: Ruco Guest House

  If you’re near the Hagi Bus Centre and have an hour or two before your bus, this is the place to drop by. This place is a guesthouse with a cafe area meant for guests and locals to interact. True to the spirit of its name (‘流’ meaning flow ‘交’ meaning exchange), the man […]

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Yamaguchi Prefecture

Yamaguchi Cafes: Zakka & COTOCOTO Cafe

On one of the main streets of Hagi’s historic Shitamachi, there will be a shop with a cafe menu. The building has its traditional shingles, wooden frame, and sliding door, just like all the other houses along the street. In some respects, this initial uniformity is a charm; it challenges a viewer to look for […]

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Yamaguchi Prefecture

Yamaguchi Cafes: Himaar Coffee and Crafts

In the town of Iwakuni, there is a cafe camouflaged amongst the bland cement blocks. The walls are white-washed. The cut-out door could lead to a paint shop or characterless office. Only the small sign saying coffee gives it away. Once inside, you first see display of local pottery and handicrafts. Just behind, there are […]

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