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  • The Hagi Museum
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    4.0
    101 Reviews
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    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.

  • Hagi Uragami Museum
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    4.5
    44 Reviews
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    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...

  • Yoshida Shoin History Museum
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    3.0
    18 Reviews
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    Yamaguchi Pref. Hagishi Tsubaki East 1537
    Located within Shoin Shrine, this museum introduces visitors to the life of Yoshida Shoin, an eminent man during the end of the Shogunate. Shoin’s life is divided into 20 sections and explained using over 70 wax figures such that even small children can understand this history.

    This is the school where Yoshida Shoin taught, and his students carried out the revolution inside Japan that was the most important Japanese response to the unequal treaties forced on Japan by the...

  • Kumaya Museum of Art
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    5 Reviews
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    Yamaguchi Hagi-shi Imauonotanamachi 47
    This art museum is inside a renovated earthen-walled warehouse style home once owned by the Kumaya family, who prospered as royal purveyors for the Hagi domain. Said to have been built in 1768, four structures comprising the main hall, a separate room, the main warehouse, and the treasury, are all nationally designated Important Cultural Properties. There are about 3,000 works of art on display from the collection gathered by the Kumaya family head, and among them is a piano donated by famed German doctor Siebold, who was friends with the fourth generation family head Goemon Yoshikazu. The British-made piano is the oldest remaining in Japan.

    萩の城下町の中心観光エリアからは少し外れますが、萩藩御用達の豪商の収蔵品を展示した施設です。敷地も広いですし、幕末の薩長同盟の一翼を担っただけあって、当時の長州(山口県)が如何に豊かであったかがしのばれました。

  • Stone Sculpture Park
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    4 Reviews
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    Yamaguchi Hagi-shi Horiuchi
    This park spreads along the west side of Hagi Castle ruins. The park has monuments representing Past-Present-Future, as well as playground equipment, and benches. Many of the sculptures with very skillful shapes sculptures were done by 24 artists from eight countries who participated in the 1981 International Sculpture Symposium here. The greenery-embraced grounds have become a popular place for rest and peaceful contemplation with locals, and in spring the blooming azaleas create a beautiful contrast with the lush greenery for a famous local sight.

    石彫公園になっていますが、石の組み合わせによるインスタレーション(環境芸術)。萩城跡西側にこんな素晴らしいところがあるとはつゆ知らずでした。奥に進むと、日本海に面した砂浜にも作品が置かれており、とても癒されます。

  • Kurumayado Tenjupei
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    3.0
    2 Reviews
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    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

  • tazz
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    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.
  • The ruins of Hagi Castle in Shizuki Park
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    Yamaguchi Pref. Hagishi Horiuchi 1-1
    Hagi Castle (also known as Shizuki Castle) was built by Mori Terumoto in 1604. After the castle was demolished, Shizuki Park was built in part of what had previously been the Honmaru (central bailey) of the castle. Part of the castle’s stone wall and defensive ditch survive, and the site has been designated as a National Historic Site. Within the Park, there are many historic remains that remind visitors that a castle once stood here, including the ruins of the castle’s Tenshu-kaku (central tower) and the Hananoe teahouse (the Nashiba family teahouse), and the former Fukuhara Family Sho-in (Fukuhara Academy), etc. The remains of the Tenshu-kaku walls are illuminated at night, making a truly beautiful sight. Shizuki Park is a famous spot for viewing cherry-blossom, attracting many visitors during the cherry blossom season in spring. Within the park there is a single specimen of the Midori Yoshino variety of cherry tree, which has been designated by Yamaguchi Prefectural Government as a Prefectural Natural Monument; its beautiful white petals make this a very special tree.
  • Kikugahama Beach
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    Yamaguchi Pref. Hagishi Horiuchi
    "This beach is located in Kita-Nagato Kaigan Quasi-National Park. The coast with quiet waves, white sand and green pine trees has been chosen as one of Best Beach 100 of Japan, and the seawater there is distinctively clear and beautiful. You can see Mt. Shizuki, a nationally-designated Natural Monument that towers over the peninsula, and many islands including offshore Oshima Island and Ainoshima Island from the sandy beach, and it is also famous as a spot with magnificent views. In addition, Kikugahama Beach was also called ""Abu no Matsubara"" in the ""Kin'yo Wakushu"" (a Japanese imperial anthology). There are beach houses and many street vendors during the beach season, making it suitable for families spending time on the beach."
  • Omijima Camping Village
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    Yamaguchi Pref. Nagatoshi Senzaki Shizuura 2057
    "This seaside campground in Nagato City, Yamaguchi Prefecture is located on Omijima Island, which has been selected for a list of the Japan's 100 Best Beaches. Campers can enjoy scuba diving in the waters there or see the interesting rock formations along the Omijima Island Nature Research Road. Visitors can also see the marvelous sight that has come to be known as the ""Alps of the Sea."" The campground is closed in the winter."
  • Roadside Station Abucho Heated Pool
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    Yamaguchi Abu-gun Abucho Nago 2253-1
    A heated pool on National Route 191 in Nago, Abu Town, Abu County. The family-friendly facility is equipped with a small shallow pool and a six-lane, 25-meter pool. Besides swimming and other lessons, they also hold snorkeling in the sea. The roadside station has a store, a cafe-restaurant, a hot spring bathhouse, etc.
  • Kazuki Yasuo Art Museum
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    Yamaguchi Nagato-shi Misuminaka 226
    "This museum is located in the center of Misumi, Nagato City, a place of scenic beauty. It exhibits works by Yasuo Kazuki, a painter who left a great mark on post-war Japanese Western-style painting world. In the museum, his original atelier was restored to its original state. Exhibitions include original drawings, rough sketches and prints of the Siberia series, as well as works carefully preserved by the Kazuki family after his death. The triennial exhibition offers a different style of art than the Siberia Series, which is based on the experience of internment in Siberia after World War II. The objects called ""toys,"" made from scrap wood, are also popular. It is said that he loved Misumi so much that he said, ""This is my earth."""
  • Mt. Fusumayama Nemu-no-oka Campground
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    Yamaguchi Hagi-shi Takasa Gebuse Uma
    This campground is on Mt. Fusuma, in the heart of the Mutsumi area. Located at the peak 499 meters above sea level, the campground has 10 bungalows, and around five tent spaces. There's a communal kitchen, a rest space, a large playground equipment and a community area, making this a popular place to come and enjoy some outdoor fun. Five of the ten bungalows have electric outlets, but there are no showers or air conditioning. There are no rentals offered, either, so if you plan to spend the night make sure you bring your own sleeping gear.
  • Hagi City Susa Museum of History and Folklore: Mikotokan
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    Yamaguchi Hagi-shi Susa Nakatsu 4441-10
    This museum collects and preserves materials related to the cultural heritage, history, and folklore of Susa. In the Edo period, the Masuda family served as important officials (eidai-garo) in the Mori domain, and this museum displays important items connected to them, as well as to Susa-Karatsu pottery and the Susa geopark. The name Mikoto Kan comes from the legend of the god Susanoo-no-Mikoto, whence Susa gets its name. The hall was closed for a time after the terrible floods that hit the Hagi City's eastern area in 2013, but the main hall and annex were reopened in 2015. The hall not only offers a place to learn of the charms of the Susa region, but also displays seiji celadon porcelain, what is considered the oldest celadon porcelain in Japan.
  • Shinsaku Square
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    Yamaguchi Hagi-shi Minamifuruhagimachi 11
    This square is located in Hagi Castle Town. It stands near the birthplace of Takasugi Shinsaku, a loyalist of the late Edo period, and features a bronze statue of his dignified figure with a topknot, wearing haori and hakama (Japanese male formal attire) with two swords in his sash, as he would have appeared in his twenties when he was studying at the Meirinkan domain school and Shokason-juku Academy. The statue stands 180 centimeters tall, and with the base is over three meters in the air, facing the direction of his birthplace and Hagi Castle. The square also holds trees such as Hagi's specialty summer oranges, as well as Shinsaku's beloved plum blossom trees. Since its construction in 2010, it has drawn growing crowds of history fans.
  • Hagi Citizen Gymnasium
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    4.0
    2 Reviews
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    Yamaguchi Hagi-shi Tsubaki 3395-1

    毎年5/1-5/5まで萩焼祭りが開催されます。 伝統的なものから新進気鋭の作家さんまで時間のたつのを忘れます。 また市価より1割程度お安いのと掘り出し物もあります、 貴方の心の琴線に触れたら即買い!!をお勧めします。

  • Hagi Activity park Asahi Auto Camp Site
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    4.0
    1 Reviews
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    Yamaguchi Pref. Hagishi Sasanami 463-1

    遠路萩城に観光に行った際に利用したキャンプ場です。テントは持参していたがここはコテージを利用。キャンピングカーのような施設と六角形の赤いコテージのタイプがあり。コテージは広いとは言えないが、家族4人(子どもは幼稚園)で寝るには問題なし。その形から子どもは内部で大はしゃぎ。車を横に止められるので荷物の持ち込みがしやすい。子どもが小さいときは何かと荷物が必要なので便利だと思います。

  • Hagi Mutsumi B&G Ocean Center
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    4.0
    1 Reviews
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    Yamaguchi Hagi-shi Kibekami 853-13

    萩市というと、海との関わりは、 ほとんどないと思っていましたが、 海には、かなり深い関わりがあるのだということがよく理解できました。 展示物も素晴らしいです。

  • GEO Hagi
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    Yamaguchi Hagi-shi Hijiwara 209-banchi
  • HARUYA Plus GEO Nagato
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    Yamaguchi Nagato-shi

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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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