Hagi Castle Town

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Hagi Castle Town
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Reynaldo Flores
27 contributions
Jan 2020 • Solo
Went to Hagi on January 16, 2020. Used my JR West pass to ride the shinkansen from Kokura to Shin Yamaguchi station. Then a 1 hour scenic bus ride to the Hagi Bus Center.
From the bus stop, it was about a 20 minute stroll through quaint, silent old fashioned streets. I saw a striking statue of a girl in the yard of an old, abandoned (?) house.
The Hagi Castle town ruins are beautiful. Even though only stone walls remain, it's still magnificent. I also spotted a few locals fishing from the seashore.
If you love old, feudal style streets and sights, Hagi is a good choice!
Written January 26, 2020
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ChoongSH
Bukit Mertajam, Malaysia447 contributions
Oct 2019
If you come to Hagi, and you do not visit this castle town, it means you have never been to Hagi itself. I walked from Kominka Guesthouse which was like 1.2km away, but I love the walk a lot as I see the old house along the way, until I reach this old town, and it was already close to 3pm I think, and it was cloudly. And upon seeing the town itself, immediately I fell in love with this town, so serenading, so peaceful and full of stories....and it reminds of a little town in Takayama, also a street with old Japanes wooden shophouses...and most of the shops are selling Hagi ceramics.
Written November 1, 2019
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Owen L
Shanghai, China224 contributions
Aug 2019 • Solo
A ticket to see most of the residences cost 300 yen. There are mainly three parallel streets. It is filled with mostly pottery shops.
Written August 5, 2019
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TokyoSean
Minato, Japan83 contributions
Jun 2019
Hagi is not the easiest city to visit in terms of traffic access. However, it is well worth the trip. Its inaccessible location might be one reason the city has so many well-preserved samurai homes. Flowers and citrus fruits can be seen in many gardens.

Hagi-yaki, the local pottery, is well-known among practitioners of the Japanese tea ceremony. Many stores sell a wide range of hagi-yaki, from exquisite tea bowls costing over 100,000 yen to everyday use items. Sake cups are like miniature tea bowls and good value at around 5,000 yen to 10,000 yen for items hand crafted by famous pottery masters.

Fugu (puffer fish) is the most famous local dish, but the local beef and chicken are first rate and good value due to the weak "brand" compared to other regions.

(最低文字数に何故か英語がカウントされないので日本語の文章を入力しています。外国人旅行者を想定した一般的な内容を記入しました)
Written July 5, 2019
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Travelove58
11,094 contributions
Dec 2018 • Family
This "ancient samurai town" with its rich history & traditional houses in a laid back environment reminds us of Kyoto, which has alot of similar structures.

Hagi is a sprawling rural town. To explore out of way Hagi sights like this, the best way is to rent a bicycle. It is tough to try & take buses as many sights are far out of main roads. Walking is not feasible.

This Castle Town itself is spread over a big area - not practical to walk even within here to see the whole place.

This place was extremely peaceful & quiet, unlike most popular attractions which is crowded & noisy. We enjoyed riding through the many lanes of houses to explore this place.

As we explore this place, we get the feeling that we are without doubt living in the current modern era; but yet these houses here reminds us not so long ago this place was in a very different era, a very different world.

Not far from here , across the other side - we discovered a secluded nice beach area. With our bicycles, we could explore this off the track place.
Interesting what you can discover when doing free & easy trips. In this case, bicycles helped made it possible.
Written January 3, 2019
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KodoDrummer
Yekaterinburg, Russia64,074 contributions
Nov 2018 • Friends
This little place has five World Heritage sites. This castle town prospered from 1603 to 1867 (the Edo period), when it was the capital of the Mori Clan. With the aid of their samurai, the Mori lords ruled Yamaguchi Prefecture (formerly known as the Choshu Domain). The castle town remains a preserved samurai district. Many of the residences of samurai, tradespeople and merchants, sculptures, earth walls, alleyways, gates, and streets have been well-maintained and are said to be in the same condition and architectural design as they were hundreds of years ago. Hagi is also known for its Hagiyaki pottery production, which began at the beginning of the Edo period when distinguished pottery makers were brought in from Korea. The Hagi Castle which was built in 1604, was destroyed in the latter half of the 19th century; only remains exist today.

Hagi Castle Town is also famous for being the birthplace of many Prime Ministers and statesmen of Japan.
Written November 18, 2018
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SeeMoreLiveMore
Singapore, Singapore526 contributions
Dec 2017 • Solo
The reason why I travelled to Yamaguchi Prefecture was so that I could visit this UNESCO World Heritage Site. And it was definitely worth it! The buildings and monuments within the old castle town is beautiful and well worth a walk along the old streets while taking in the history of it all.
Written December 11, 2017
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2miaou2016
Tokyo, Japan17 contributions
Mar 2017 • Friends
It was great to see a town with old houses that are still lived in. In some places in Japan, the old houses are old 'samourai' houses preserved for visitors. Hagi has a feel of an old town and a quiet beach resort (probably much busier in summer..). You need a bicycle to visit as the area is a bit spread out. Try to go to different areas (and along the waterways), you see old fishermen houses and beautiful old houses with quaint gardens. It is rare in Japan to see a whole town with so few high rises. It also has an architecturally designed modern museum with a fantastic collection of ukiyo-e (Japanese prints)..
Written March 30, 2017
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44dave56
Placitas, NM2,238 contributions
Feb 2016 • Friends
Hagi was a minor fishing port until 1604 when a castle was built and some of the Mori samurai helped spark off the anti-Tokugawa revolt.

Now the castle ruins are there and Hagi is best known for its 400 year old pottery making tradition.
Written August 23, 2016
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The_devil_dog_travels
Whittier, CA99 contributions
Mar 2016 • Family
This place is interesting if you follow/know the history of the Samurai, as a first time learner (disclosure) I found it interesting but not something I would visit again. The town itself is very calm and peaceful with beautiful scenery but the houses are "too touristy" for my likings.
Written April 10, 2016
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