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Shoin Shrine

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Address: 1537 Chinto, Hagi 758-0011, Yamaguchi Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 838-22-4643
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Another Shrine but Different Again

The shrine is at the back of the compound and as with most shrines in Japan well maintained with great statues and icons on display. as it is in the Shoka Village you get to see a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2014
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Seto, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

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 may be convenient to get there and then go to "Toukou-Shrine" which is a family temple of Lords Mouri.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

The shrine is at the back of the compound and as with most shrines in Japan well maintained with great statues and icons on display. as it is in the Shoka Village you get to see a lot more than just the shrine. I really liked the small shrine just next to it.

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Hilo, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

Very visual, experiential and educational about the time when so called 'rebels' insisted to open Japan to foreigners. Fantastic way to get to know the philosophy of the great thinkers of its time. Definitely worth a visit if you have an interest in Japanese history.

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