Where to Go in Hagi



Hagi may have been at the centre of the Meiji industrialisation at the end of the 19th century but today that is all in the past with the city a tranquil place to visit for an insight into Japan’s history. This pretty former castle town sits on its own island surrounded by rivers and can be split into two areas: the built-up historical area home to a number of world heritage sites and beautiful, old buildings; and the nature-rich side of the city, which sports forests, beaches, and fantastic views.