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Spots in Hagi / Nagato Area

  • Motonosumi Inari Shrine
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamaguchi Pref. Nagatoshi Yuyatsuou 498
    A Shinto shrine located in Nagato City, Yamaguchi Prefecture. Although there are many “Inari” shrines in the country, Motonosumi Inari Shrine uses characters which differ from those normally used to write “Inari” and is one of only two shrines in the country to use these specific characters for “Inari.” After a white fox appeared besides the pillow of the head of a local fisherman’s union and made a pronouncement, this shrine was established here as a branch shrine of the Taikodani Inari-jinja Shrine in Shimane Prefecture in 1955. The shrine is said to provide worshipers with a variety of boons, including prosperous business, maritime safety, luck in love and marriage, luck in having children, improved fortunes, and protection from evil and misfortune. The shrine’s biggest highlight is the 123 red torii gates which form a tunnel along a path leading from the sea to the shrine at the top of a hill. In the background, blue ocean stretches to the horizon and the area’s famed “Ryugu no Shiofuki” (“The Dragon Spout”) occasionally bursts into the air in a shower of mist, and this site was even elected by the CNN television network in the US as one of the 31 most beautiful spots in Japan. The giant torii gate at the end of the trail has an offertory box on top famous for being the most difficult to place a coin into in Japan.
  • Le Ceiba
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    4.5
    10 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamaguchi Pref. Hagishi Higashitamachi 92
    This cafe is in Hagi City, Yamaguchi Prefecture. Come enjoy their vegetable focused lunches in their warm wooden interior. Come get your fill of fresh seasonal flavors with their meals that are loaded with local organically farmed vegetables. Their lunch meals come with miso soup and are popular with both locals and tourists alike.

    My husband and I were in Hagi for a few nights on business and so glad we tried this little gem of a place! The owner/chef/server is hustling hard to prepare meals that are veggie-centric and very...

  • Omi Island (Omijima)
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamaguchi Pref. Nagatoshi Senzaki Through
    "This island situated in Nagato, Yamaguchi Prefecture is also known as ""The Alps of the Sea"", and there are many strange rocks and boulders sculpted by great nature, such as cave entrances, precipitous cliffs and stone pillars. It is a popular spot for scuba diving and attracts many divers from across Japan. You can take a stroll down the Omijima Shizen Kenkyuro sightseeing path and also ride the pleasure boat to enjoy the view."
  • Yoshika Taibi Memorial Museum
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamaguchi Pref. Hagishi Tsubaki Higashi Eikyu mountain 426-1
    This museum is located in Hagi City, Yamaguchi Prefecture, and exhibits pottery wares of the famed Hagi-yaki potter Taibi Yoshika and local ceramic artists. In addition, watercolor paintings, pottery tools and raw materials, etc. are displayed. Events such as Hagi-yaki pottery experience programs, to promote culture, are also held.
  • Kaneko Misuzu Memorial Museum
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    4.0
    89 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamaguchi Pref. Nagatoshi Senzaki 1308
    This is a memorial hall located in Nagato City, Yamaguchi Prefecture, dedicated to the poet of children poems Kaneko Misuzu, and built on the site of Kaneko Buneido where she spent her childhood. Her kimonos and personal belongings are on display. In addition, the museum is designed to replicate the atmosphere of the time she spent there, and visitors can immerse themselves in the world of her stories in the retro atmosphere.

    I was born in Nagato city Yamaguchi. and it's my hometown. I know the museum from when I was child. But, I went to there only one time. On this summer, I went to Misuzu museum with my friends. The...

  • Ebisugahana Shipyard
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamaguchi Pref. Hagishi Tsubaki East 5159-14
    "This is an historic site in Hagi City, Yamaguchi Prefecture. It is the site of the shipyard where the Choshu Domain built a Western-style sailing ship in towards the end of the Tokugawa period. It is a World Heritage site representing the ""Industrial Revolution of the Meiji Period of Iron and Steel, Shipbuilding, and the Coal Industry"". Visitors can enjoy the sea view from the stone breakwater wall."
  • Chiyo
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamaguchi Pref. Hagishi Imafuruhagimachi 20-4
    A traditional multi course Japanese dinner Kaiseki restaurant in Hagi City, Yamaguchi Prefecture, which offers cuisine with fresh seasonal seafood caught off the cost of Hagi. Enjoy carefully selected ingredients such as tilefish, Hagi sword-tip squid and sea urchin, that are crafted into dishes to bring out their unique flavors. The menu has horse mackerel and squid sashimi as well as seasonal sea urchin seafood rice bowl full of sea urchin.
  • Hagitsubaki
    Shopping
    Yamaguchi Pref. Hagishi Tsubaki East 1068-3
    "This Japanese-style confectionery shop, located about a 15-minute walk from Higashi Hagi Station on the JR Sanin Line, offers a variety of traditionally made sweets. The roll cake ""Akamai Maki"", made using local produce, and the ""Hagi Komichi"" baked goods, are popular. There is also a cafe space in the shop with a Japanese atmosphere, and many people visit from afar."
  • tazz
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Yamaguchi Pref. Hagishi Higashitamachi West District 144 Rapidly Arcade
    Here at art gallery tazz in Hagi City, Yamaguchi Prefecture, you can enjoy reasonably priced top-flight coffee from their coffee machine. While meant for take-away, there is a table nearby where you can sit and enjoy your coffee.
  • Kurumayado Tenjupei
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    3.0
    2 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Yamaguchi Pref. Hagishi Minamifuruhagimachi 33-5
    This gallery, located in Hagi City, Yamaguchi Prefecture, is maintained in old houses of about 200 years old and exhibits and sells various Hagi craft such as Hagi-yaki pottery, woven fabrics, accessories and furniture etc. There is also a cafe where visitors can enjoy scones and summer mandarin juice, popular with many tourists.

    ギャラリー兼販売スペースと喫茶、ティールームが併設。ドリンクとスコーン、ケーキなどがいただけます。ギャラリーは作家ものの個展をやっていました。落ち着いた雰囲気で良いのですが、自宅兼のお店なので、プライベートのお知り合いのような方も多くいらしておりお店らしさはあまりありませんでした

  • Coffee Kura
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    3.5
    2 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamaguchi Pref. Hagishi Minamikatakawamachi 56
    "This cafe, located in Hagi City, Yamaguchi Prefecture, is famous for its ""Bakumatsu Bread"" and visitors can taste bread made using recipes of the Tokugawa Shogunate. As well as handmade cake and bread, there is also a restaurant with a homely feel, where you can enjoy refreshments such as omelet and rice or curry. Many people visit while sightseeing to enjoy a leisurely meal."

    萩の町並みに見とれて歩いていたら結構疲れてしまいました。博物館からの帰りに見つけたのがこのお店です。外観は蔵風のカフェで、内装は洋風のかわいい感じ。奥様たちが歓談していました。観光客向けの店なのかどうか分りませんでしたが、とりあえずコーヒーを注文。丁寧に落したコーヒーは疲れた体を癒してくれる至福の一杯です。カップも綺麗で、美味いコーヒーでした。

  • Cafe Shduki-Saryou
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    2.5
    4 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamaguchi Pref. Hagishi Gofukumachi 1-12
    This is a cafe in Hagi City, Yamaguchi Prefecture, where you can enjoy original coffee blended and roasted in the cafe, using carefully selected beans. The cafe is also a perfect blend of Japanese and Western style. The terrace overlooks Mt. Shizuki and the nature of Hagi. In the cafe events are held such as jazz concerts and a gallery of Hagiyaki pottery.

    おいさん、あなた、愛想をどこに捨ててきたの。 まず、そこだよ。愛想がないにしても、印象のいい人、悪い人あるけど、後者だよ。 あと、10食限定のランチ。 1000円で安いけどさ 「仕出しがこれなら嬉しいかなあ。」 なんて思っちゃったよ。 惣菜も、「お弁当に便利な、6種のあれかな?」なんて失礼かも知れないけれども、しれないけれども…。 ハンバーグも…。煮込みだっていうから…、ふわふわな感じを期待した...

  • Shoin-jinja Shrine Treasure Hall, Shiseikan
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamaguchi Pref. Hagishi Tsubaki East 1537
    This museum in Hagi City, Yamaguchi Prefecture, exhibits documents and the personal belongings of Yoshida Shoin, as well as explaining the City of Hagi through panels etc. In addition to the exhibition, there is a museum shop providing re-printed manuscripts used at the Shokason Juku school as well as the catalogue of the treasures. Part of the museum can be entered free of charge, and there is also an area requiring an entrance fee.
  • Akasaki-jinja Shrine Gakusajiki
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamaguchi Pref. Nagatoshi Higashifukawa Inside Doi 2668
    This is an outdoor theater in Nagato City, Yamaguchi Prefecture using the curved contours on the northeastern slope of Mt. Akasaki. Around 400 years ago, people in the area prayed at the Akasaki-jinja Shrine for their horses and cattle which were infected with a disease. Their prayers were answered so the people dedicated arts and dance to express their gratitude. It is known as an academically valuable cultural asset.
  • Issei Maebara Former Residence
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamaguchi Pref. Hagishi Hijiwara 315-1
    The former home of Maebara Issei, a central figure of the 1878 Hagi Rebellion, can be found at this historic site in Sanyo-Onoda City, Yamaguchi Prefecture. The building has been renovated twice but the old well and old persimmon trees remain, evoking an atmosphere of the past. The building is still privately owned so visitors can only view the exterior.
  • Ohitayama Tatara Iron Works
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamaguchi Pref. Hagishi Shibuki 10257-5 North side of Yamaguchi dam
    "This is an archeological of ironworks site in Hagi City, Yamaguchi Prefecture. The furnace used at the time is called ""Tatara"" and the produced iron by melting the raw material iron sand with the heat of burning charcoal. In 2015, the site was designated as a ""Site of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution including Steel and Ironmaking, Ship Building and the Coal Industry"" by the UNESCO world heritage. The buildings maintained at the site date back to the end of the Edo period (1603–1868)."
  • Chomonkyo Gorge
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    4.0
    2 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamaguchi Prefecture Yamaguchi-shi / Tokyo / Hagi-shi Kawakami
    A 12-kilometer gorge in Yamaguchi City. It is known for its beautiful array of unique rocks, waterfalls and abysses. There is a promenade around the gorge which attracts many hikers and trekkers. Visitors can enjoy cherry blossom in spring and autumn foliage in autumn, and this place is also visited as summer resorts.

    地元の和牛「あとう和牛」が有名。 あとう和牛のラーメンを食べてみた。 肉は柔らかく、ラーメンにも合ってる。 もう少し肉のボリュームがあるといいが…。 以前は和牛メニューにステーキ等もあったけど、無くなってた。せっかくここまで来たのだから、少々高くても美味しい和牛ステーキとか食べてみたいものだ。

  • Higashi Ushirobata Tanada
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamaguchi Pref. Nagatoshi Yuyaushirobata 410-1
    Rice paddies in Nagato City, Yamaguchi Prefecture with roughly 600 hectares of terraced rice paddy fields, around the Mukatsuku Peninsula on the westmost part of northwest Honshu. The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries selected this as one of the 100 Great Terraced Rice Fields of Japan. You can look down on the Sea of Japan from the rice paddies with the hills sloping down to the coast.
  • Roadside Station Hagi Seamart
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamaguchi Pref. Hagishi Tsubaki East 4160-61
    "This Roadside Station is located on Yamaguchi Prefectural Route 67, Hagikawakami line, and is connected directly with the fish market. Fresh fish and seafood are available at reasonable prices and can also be enjoyed in the restaurant. Visitors can see the famous ""kensaki squid"" and ""purple puffer fish"" in the tank on site as well. Many people visit for the lessons on how to fillet fish which are regularly held."
  • Roadside Station Hagi Okan
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamaguchi Pref. Hagishi Tsubaki Kagogasaka 1258
    "This Roadside Station is on Yamaguchi Prefecture Route 32, Hagishuho line. At local produce ""Vegetable Mart"" visitors can buy fresh vegetables. The famous ""Hirata-san Tomatoes"" are very popular and people wait in queues to buy them. The ""Shoin Memorial Museum"" is also at the station in addition to restaurants and take-out food sellers. It is a popular spot for both locals and tourists."

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Heading west along Japan’s largest island, Honshu, the very last prefecture you’ll reach is Yamaguchi, separated from Kyushu by a small strip of water known as the Kanmon Straits, which the far-reaching harbor city Shimonoseki looks over. With water at every turn, the seafood of Yamaguchi is an indisputable highlight, and we’re not talking just the usual fish dishes—the notorious fugu, or puffer fish, is a Japanese delicacy that was discovered in Yamaguchi prefecture, making it the best place to try it out.

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