Spots in Hagi / Nagato Area

  • Shoin Shrine
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    4.0
    340 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamaguchi Pref. Hagishi Tsubaki East 1537
    The Shoin Shrine in Hagi City is dedicated to Yoshida Shoin, a famous educator active in the Bakumatsu era (in the mid-19th century). The Shrine originated as a Hokora (small shrine) set up in Yoshida’s family home in 1890; the current Shrine building was completed in 1955. Yoshida Shoin is widely revered as a deity of learning, and many students with upcoming examinations visit the Shrine for the Hatsumode (the first visit to a shrine in the New Year) to pray for successful examination results.

    If you are at Tokoji Temple, then you should not miss this place, as it is like 800m away. The Shoin Shrine is the main attraction for sure, and you have to walk until the end, and in the short...

  • Shokasonjuku school
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    4.0
    328 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamaguchi Pref. Hagishi Tsubaki East 1537 Shoinjinsha in
    This is a private school which Yoshida Shoin’s uncle, Tamaki Bun’noshin opened in his own home. After which, Shonin’s uncle in law, Kubo Gorozaemon inherited the school and in 1857 Shoin started to preside over the school. The building is small, a single story building made of wood with a tiled roof, and a plaster figure of Shoin, a portrait and his desk sit in the 13.2 meters squared tatami room which was the class room. It is a private school that raised many patriots who became the driving force of the Meiji Restoration such as Takasugi Shinsaku, Ito Hirobumi and Yamagata Aritomo.

    There was the Meiji Restoration now on a day 150 years ago. This is the school which leader Shouin Yoshida (Japanese call him Yoshida Shouin Sensei ) opened. Shouin Yoshida died at the age of 28...

  • Otanisanso
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    4.5
    257 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Yamaguchi Pref. Nagatoshi Fukawayumoto 2208
    A hotel with a hot spring bathhouse which is also open to non-guests located in Nagato City, Yamaguchi Prefecture. Here guests and visitors can enjoy the waters of the Nagato Yumoto Onsen, a hot spring which has been gushing forth since the distant Muromachi period (1336-1573). There are two bathing areas. The Seseragi-no-Yu bathing area on the first floor includes an outdoor hinoki cypress and stone bathing areas. The Komorebi-no-Yu bathing area on the second floor includes a semi-outdoor bath and whirlpool bath. The hotel has Japanese and Western style guest rooms as well as rooms with their own private outdoor baths.

    We enjoyed staying at this traditional Japanes style hotel. It didnt cost cheap. But I think it was cheap. We swam in the nice pool and joined cosmic observation and took a hot spring and listened...

  • Monument of Hagi Castle Town
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    4.0
    292 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamaguchi Pref. Hagishi Gofukumachi 2
    "This is a monument standing in a corner of ""Edoya Yokocho Alley"" and ""Onarimichi"" in Hagi city, Yamaguchi Prefecture. Visitors can view the charming alleys, shops and samurai residences in the surrounding area which was where merchants and middle to lower class samurai warriors once lived. The area has also been selected as a nationally designated historical site. Rental cycles, are available and many tourists make use of them to explore the castle town."

    Went to Hagi on January 16, 2020. Used my JR West pass to ride the shinkansen from Kokura to Shin Yamaguchi station. Then a 1 hour scenic bus ride to the Hagi Bus Center. From the bus stop, it...

  • Hagihonjin
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    4.0
    215 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Yamaguchi Pref. Hagishi Tsubaki Higashi Matsumoto-shi 385-8
    A hot spring resort and hotel in Hagi City, Yamaguchi Prefecture. They offer a variety of baths including indoor baths and traditional mud wall style outdoor baths, which draw from a natural hot spring 2,000 meters underground. The resort has a lounge, souvenir shop, and restaurant with a popular healthy buffet. They also offer a great day-trip hot spring plan, which is popular among tourists.

    Second night in hagi, and we moved from hagi 1 rin to hagihonjin. Facility is better. Staff well trained. you can taste the bad management. Ice cubes, you have to pay. A ride to the top of the...

  • Roadside Station Hagi Seamart
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    4.0
    193 Reviews
    Transportation
    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."

    I came to this market, for a short break and taking some simple meal, as it was around noon time, and they have fish tempura, noodle, bentos... Since I was walking from the furnace, then to the the...

  • Kaneko Misuzu Memorial Museum
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    4.0
    100 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 its 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...

  • The Hagi Museum
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    4.0
    101 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Yamaguchi Pref. Hagishi Horiuchi 355
    A museum dedicated to Hagi City, Yamaguchi Prefecture, which prospered as a castle town in the ancient Choshu Domain and where many historic buildings from that time still stand. The museum was built to serve as the central facility of the Hagi Machiju Museum project, which aims to turn the entire neighborhood into a giant museum. The museum contains some 190 thousand items connected to Hagi, including historical materials and works of art. There’s a section of the museum which presents historic figures affiliated with Hagi, such as Takasugi Shinsaku and Yoshida Shoin, a gallery where visitors can come in contact with the culture and natural environment of Hagi, and more. Four times a year, the museum holds special exhibits.

    This Museum focuses on the history of the town of Hagi. There is a section on the fauna of the region including a giant squid. Nice adjacent coffee shop.

  • Toko-ji Temple
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    4.5
    96 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamaguchi Pref. Hagishi Tsubaki East 1647
    The Toko-ji Temple is a temple in Hagi City belonging to the Obaku school of Zen Buddhism; it was the Bodai-ji (family temple) of the Mori family, the lords of the Hagi Domain. The temple was built in 1691 on the orders of Mori Yoshinari, the third lord of Hagi; the tombs of the fifth, seventh, ninth and eleventh lords of Hagi, along with those of their wives and concubines, are in the Mori family graveyard within the Temple grounds. The Toko-ji Temple features several interesting examples of Chinese-style architecture, including the So-mon (main gate), the Daioho-den hall and the Shoro (bell tower), all of which have been designated as Important Cultural Properties.

    We loved visiting here. The long wide walkway up to the main temple in a setting of old pines. Walking around it we came upon a shaded grassy area with graves of warriors. This area leads to a much...

  • 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.
  • Hagi Meirin Gakusha
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    4.0
    79 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamaguchi Pref. Hagishi Emukai 602
    "This wooden facility in Hagi city, Yamaguchi Prefecture, makes use of the site of the ""Hagi Clan School Meirin-kan"", famous as one of the largest wooden school buildings in Japan. The facility consists of the main building and a second building, and visitors can view exhibitions presented on panels, inspect inside the school and attic. The school is visited by many interested in the end of the Edo period."

    This is a relatively new museum based in the historic old school. Half the museum is free and a small entrance fee for the rest. The most friendly and helpful people to guide and there is a lot of...

  • Roadside Station Hagi Okan
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    4.0
    42 Reviews
    Transportation
    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."

    道の駅はコンパクトですが常温冷凍食品・土産物・女性受けするパックや化粧オイル等、商品バラエティ豊でした。 併設されている松蔭記念館には松蔭神社にも存在する松下村塾の原寸レプリカもあります。塾生の紹介ボードなどなかなかなの展示物があり興味のある人には楽しい場所だと思います。 同じく併設されている橙々亭といううどん屋さんで遅いお昼を頂きましたが、初めて食べる瓦そば・雲丹飯・お値段の割にとっても美味しか...

  • Hagi Uragami Museum
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    4.5
    43 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Yamaguchi Pref. Hagishi Hiyakomachi 586-1
    The Hagi Uragami Museum is a museum in Hagi City that is dedicated to Ukiyo-e woodblock prints, East Asian ceramics and ceramic art. The Museum was opened in 1996 to house a collection of items donated by businessman Uragami Toshiro (who was born in Hagi); it was awarded two stars in the Michelin Green Guide. There is a tearoom where visitors can enjoy drinking green tea out of Hagi-ware teacups, which is popular as a place to relax while enjoying viewing art at the Museum.

    I enjoyed the museum. It is filled with modern ceramic art in the permanent exhibit. Only cost 300 yen. There are also an exhibit showing how wood block prints are carved and colored. There is some...

  • Birthplace of Takasugi Shinsaku
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    3.5
    69 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamaguchi Pref. Hagishi Minamifuruhagimachi 23
    Takasugi Shinsaku created the first auxiliary irregular militia in Japan known as Kiheitai which, with its novel idea and dynamism, led to the triumphant victory over the shogunate. The birthplace of Takasugi Shinsaku, the lucky mercenary of the closing days of the Tokugawa shogunate, is located in Minamifuruhagi Town, Hagi City, Yamaguchi Prefecture. Currently, the southern part of the former residence is open to the public. In addition to the well said to be used to give the newborn Shinsaku his first bath and a memorial stone with Shinsaku’s haiku engraved on it, there are a number of artifacts connected with Takasugi Shinsaku on display in the old house. * Because the house is privately owned only viewing from outside is permitted.

    located in the hirtorical distric. quiet and oldly kept in conventional situation. need to pay 100yen for entry

  • Omijima Sightseeing Steamboat
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    4.0
    37 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamaguchi Nagato-shi Senzaki Fishing Port Minami 4297-2
    "This is a cruise, travelling around ""Omijima Island"", Nagato City, Yamaguchi Prefecture. It is about 40 kilometers around Omijima Island, also nicknamed the ""Alps of the Sea"". From the deck of the boat visitors can view the coastal scenery of the island. Boats include the whale-style boat ""Cetus"" and others with names like ""Dolphin"" and ""Misuzu"". The cruise takes about one hour and 30 minutes."

    Definitely fun for adults and priced reasonable. Kids - they will be excited for first 15 minutes like everything else, so bring your iPads and snacks! Our pictures werent as good, because it...

  • Hakuen no Yu
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    4.5
    31 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Yamaguchi Nagato-shi Tawarayama Yumachi 5172
    "This bathing facility at Tawarayama Onsen has a long history that spans over 1,000 years. It was rebuilt in 2004 and has indoor and outdoor baths, footbaths and pet baths. The source used is the ""Kawanoyu source,"" which is an alkaline simple spring. You can enjoy the water flowing directly from the spring source in bathtub No. 1 and the mixed spring water in bathtub No. 2 and the outdoor bath. Not only the bathtubs but the washrooms and changing rooms are spacious as well, so it is known for being comfortable to use. In addition, there is a footbath and a drinking fountain onsite."

    温泉街の中にあるスーパー銭湯のような感じ。もちろん日帰り入浴も出来るし、何より泉質が最高です。美人の湯と言われるのも良く分かりました。平日だったので空いていて最高でした!街並みも「ザ・温泉街」といった感じです。角島や元乃隅神社の帰りに立ち寄れる温泉です。

  • Zuiunbanzeisan Taineigokokuzenji Temple
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    4.0
    28 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamaguchi Pref. Nagatoshi Fukawayumoto 1074
    "This is a temple of the Soto sect of Buddhism, revering ""Shaka-nyorai"" as the main idol of worship, located in Nagato city, Yamaguchi Prefecture, and founded in 1410. It was proud of its prosperity which was said to have been the Western Koya (a famous Buddhist sacred place). It was also known as the place of the fall of the Ouchi clan which lead Yamaguchi to great wealth during the Muromachi period (1336–1573). The main hall is designated as an important cultural property of Yamaguchi Prefecture, and it is well known as a spot to view cherry blossom in spring and autumn leaves in the autumn."

    桜と紅葉の時期は見応えあります。どちらかと言えばしっとり赴きあるお寺ですが、奥には稲荷神社があります。山口3奇橋の盤石橋もあり、紅葉とのマッチングが良いです。また、長門湯本温泉からも近いので、散策がてら訪れるのもお勧めです。

  • Machi no Yu
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    4.0
    21 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Yamaguchi Nagato-shi Tawarayama 5113
    "This therapeutic spring is located in Tawarayama Onsen, which has been used as a therapeutic spring since ancient times. You can enjoy the hot spring water that gushes from the source. The hot spring water of excellent quality is an alkaline simple spring that is good for your skin. This is a famous hot spring that has been used for nerve pain, muscle soreness and other symptoms, as well as for maintaining health and recovery. If you make a reservation, you can use the family bath that makes use of the ""Masa no Yu"" spring."

    角島、元乃隅神社の観光ついで、美祢インターまでの間に立ち寄りました。泉質は最高ですが交通アクセスが悪いし、駐車場は狭いしで大変でした。ほのぼのとした雰囲気のある温泉でした。

  • Roadside Station Yutori Park Tamagawa
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    3.5
    11 Reviews
    Transportation
    Yamaguchi Pref. Hagishi Shimotama 2849-1
    A roadside station on national highway 191 at the northernmost tip of Yamaguchi Prefecture where you can purchase seasonal fresh seafood and agricultural products. You can also find products that use Tamagawa’s speciality Nagato yuzukichi citrus. Various facilities are also available such as a restaurant and resting area. You can also find Tamagawa Hot Spring close by, which attracts many visitors.

    ドライブの途中に休憩で寄りました。さば148円、のどぐろ412円など、驚きの安さで、思わず買ってしまいました。一度冷凍したものを解凍したものかもしれないのですが、それにしてもコスパは良いと思います。

  • Konpirasha Enseiji Temple
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    4.0
    20 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamaguchi Pref. Hagishi Minamifuruhagimachi 6
    Constructed in 1254, Enseiji Temple has a torii gateway at its entrance—despite being a temple and not a shrine—and this stone torii is a city-designated Tangible Cultural Property. The temple grounds contain the Konpira-sha Hall (a Municipal Tangible Cultural Property) with its statues of the 12 zodiac signs. It is an important location, being a rare example of the syncretism between Buddhism and Shinto. The precincts also contain the rocking -horse (sacred horse) that Shinsaku Takasugi and Hirobumi Ito played with in their youth.

    This site shows a small Buddhist temple next to a Shinto Shrine, there is also a small Shrine dedicated to a horse. In front of the temple there is a tall lantern mounted on wheels that turn to...

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