The Hagi Museum

Museum / Science Museum
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.

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Yamaguchi Pref. Hagishi Horiuchi 355
9:00-17:00 (End of admission 16:30)
Wednesday (Next Weekday in the case of Public holidays), New Year's holiday (12/30-1/1) [Jan.] Wednesday, 3 Sundays from 4th Wednesday to the next Sunday [June.] Wednesday, 2nd Wednesday to that Between 3 Sundays until the next Sunday * Except during the special exhibition period
[Admission fee] Adults520yen, High school/university student 310yen, Elementary/Junior high school students100yen * Restaurant/Museum/Astronomical observation room is free
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Temporary suspension:Closed until May 14, 2020 (Information as of May 14, 2020)
* Information may be changed, so please be sure to check the official information.
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Infant friendly

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


  • Interesting little place
    4.0 Reviewed:2020.08.02
    A nice museum about the area.If you dont speak Japanese you can still enjoy it quitte a bit.The staff was nice.
  • Small historical museum
    3.0 Reviewed:2018.09.30
    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.
  • Well-curated museum ...
    4.0 Reviewed:2017.12.11
    This museum gives a good introduction to the history of the area. That said, I was more impressed by the architecture of the museum and the grounds on which it is located. Lovely place with greatly...

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