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Shoin Shrine (松陰神社)

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.


Yamaguchi Pref. Hagishi Tsubaki East 1537 (Hagi / NagatoArea)

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Review of Shoin Shrine

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Reviewed:2019/11/02 A Meaningful Shrine
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...
Reviewed:2017/06/07 Interesting historical area
The shrine itself was not as impressive as the buildings within it that have the schoolhouse and homes.
Reviewed:2016/02/22 Interesting piece of modernization history
This shrine is dedicated to one of the very early reformers in the mid 19th century.
After the arrival of Perrys fleet forcing the opening of Japan some people with foresight wanted to go to...

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Yamaguchi Pref. Hagishi Tsubaki East 1537 [map]
Hagi / NagatoArea
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[Treasure Museum/History Museum] [General] 500yen [Junior and Senior High School Students] 250yen [Elementary school students] 100yen * 20 people and above 2 discounts
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