Yamaguchi City

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Yamaguchi City is located at the center of Yamaguchi Prefecture which is on the west end of the main island of Honshu. The center of the city is situated at 131 degrees 29 minutes of East Longitude and 34 degrees 11 minutes of North Latitude. Yamaguchi Prefecture features the Fushino River which follows the Chugoku Mountain Range from the North-East side of theprefecture South to the Seto inland sea.

Lord Ouchi founded Yamaguchi City about 630 years ago. Because Lord Ouchi loved Kyoto, the old capital city of Japan, he patterned the layout of Yamaguchi City after it. The city was called "Kyoto of the West" and competed in prestige with Kyoto. In modern Yamaguchi City, you can still see signs of that prosperity in quiet alleys.