Marifu-Matsubara in Marifu-cho Town is the trace of the coastline which existed until the Middle Ages. There are pine trees left on the sands even today. Marifu-Matsubara is famous for historic events. In Muromachi period (1336 - 1573), Yoshihiro Ouchi (the 25th Head of Ouchi Clan) entertained Yoshimitsu Ashikaga (the 3rd Muromachi Shogun, Head of Samurai Society at that time) on his way to Kyushu and also in the end of Edo period (1603 - 1868), the allied forces of Choshu Clan and Satsuma Clan gathered at this place to overthrow the Tokugawa Shogunate.
Location 2-105-1,Kaho, Hofu Transportation access
- About 40 minutes by bus from Yamaguchi-Ube Airport to Shin-Yamaguchi Station and about 15 minutes train ride to JR Sanyo Line Hofu Station
- About 20 minutes by car from JR Sanyo Line Hofu Station
- About 20 minutes by car from Sanyo Expressway Hofu-Nishi I.C./Hofu-Higashi I.C.
Contact information City Planning Division