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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

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
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 Perry's fleet forcing the opening of Japan some people with foresight wanted to go to...
Reviewed:2015/03/17 One of MUST place to Go in Castle-town Hagi
Shouin-Shrine is dedicated a mentor "Shouin Yoshida" whose students became reformers of modern-Japan. This temple is located in the same property with his academy "Shouka-Son Juku". Renting bicycle...

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Yamaguchi Pref. Hagishi Tsubaki East 1537 [ map ]
Hagi / NagatoArea
open everyday
[Treasure Hall, History Hall] General 500 Yen, Junior and Senior High School 250 Yen, Elementary School Students 100 Yen
※ 20 people and above2 discount
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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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