The ruins of Hagi Castle in Shizuki Park (萩城跡指月公園)
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.
Yamaguchi Pref. Hagishi Horiuchi 1-1 (Hagi / NagatoArea)
- open everyday
- Adults220yen, Elementary and Junior High School Students100yen (common ticket with former Asa Moriya Hagiyashiki Nagaya)
- Parking Lot
- Available (51spaces, please use FingerMondayNo.1 Parking Area.)
- Credit Card
- Not available
- * Tel will be connected to the Finger Monday Park Fee Friday Station.
Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN
- On foot aboutminutes
- about m
- Route from this Station Route from this Bus Stop Route from this IC Route from this Parking
Nearby Tourist Attractions
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.