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Hagi Castle Town

| Gofukumachi, Minamifuruhagimachi, Hagi 758-0001, Yamaguchi Prefecture
+81 838-25-3139
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Small low rise town

It was great to see a town with old houses that are still lived in. In some places in Japan, the... read more

Reviewed March 30, 2017
2miaou2016
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Tokyo, Japan
Old fishing town

Hagi was a minor fishing port until 1604 when a castle was built and some of the Mori samurai... read more

Reviewed August 23, 2016
44dave56
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Placitas, New Mexico
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good48%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Mar 30, 2017
“Small low rise town”
Aug 23, 2016
“Old fishing town”
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| Gofukumachi, Minamifuruhagimachi, Hagi 758-0001, Yamaguchi Prefecture
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Reviewed March 30, 2017

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...More

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Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

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.

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Reviewed April 10, 2016 via mobile

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...More

Thank The_devil_dog_travel
Reviewed February 21, 2016 via mobile

In front of the old castle have been maintained and/or restored the quarters of the Daimyo's retainers. The senior Samurais (buke houses). They are beautiful to look at and many now house pottery shops or cafes. You should not miss this while in Hagi. A...More

2  Thank AhasverSaoPaulo
Reviewed November 27, 2015

This was the center of the Meiji Restoration (one of the biggest monument of Japanese History) which produced many people who made the beginning of modern Japan. When Japanese people visit Hagi, we think about the people who were involved in the"Meji Restoration" who died...More

1  Thank あままま2015
Reviewed September 19, 2015

It is nice to stroll around. Bike. Stop wherever you want. Meet people. Drink tee with them. See how samurai lived.

1  Thank 485majci
Reviewed May 9, 2015

The castle town is a quiet area with little to offer along each small attraction. Many buildings seem a mix between refurbished and reconstructed, and old and dilapidated. While we had visited during the Golden Week and hence were expecting a crowd, the place was...More

Thank JosephTng
Reviewed March 17, 2015

Located very closed to the sea, you smell sea and oranges in walking around this historical town. There are many historical venues like samurai residences, temples, parks and narrow streets which are simply reserved by the people of the Hagi community. With a free map...More

3  Thank Michiquita4
Reviewed February 17, 2015

We visited the castle after walking to the beach just on dusk. The only birds around were crows which gave a bit of a Hitchcock feel. The moat surrounding the ruins of the castle was full of terrapins which seemed to stalk us as we...More

2  Thank flathead53
Reviewed April 17, 2014

What an experience. Hagi Castle is an extensive fortification and site of one of the most powerful Japanese clans from the 1800's. The actual castle was destroyed, not in war but in peace, so it could not be used as a focal point for dissent...More

2  Thank RJJCNZ
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