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The Hagi Museum (萩博物館)


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.


Yamaguchi Pref. Hagishi Horiuchi 355 (Hagi / NagatoArea)

phone 0838256447

9:00-17:00 (End of admission 16:30)

Review of Hagi Hakubutsukan

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2018/09/30 Small historical museum
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.
Reviewed:2017/12/11 Well-curated museum ...
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...
Reviewed:2017/03/18 Well curated and very interesting
I wish I had had more time here and better Japanese! That said, they very helpful staff gave me a number of English resources to use as I walked around. It is great for an overview of the natural...

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Yamaguchi Pref. Hagishi Horiuchi 355 [map]
Hagi / NagatoArea
9:00-17:00 (End of admission 16:30)
Wednesday (Next Weekday in the case of Public holiday), 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


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