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Address: | Gofukumachi, Minamifuruhagimachi, Hagi 758-0001, Yamaguchi Prefecture
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+81 838-25-3139

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Old Japan preserved

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... read more

Reviewed February 21, 2016
Sao Paulo
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Tokyo, Japan
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7 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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... More 

Thank 2miaou2016
Placitas, New Mexico
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247 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
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.

Thank 44dave56
Whittier, California
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 touristy" for my likings.

Thank The_devil_dog_travel
Sao Paulo
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169 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
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 sightseeing bus serving a fixed loop will take you there for just 100¥. (There is... More 

2 Thank AhasverSaoPaulo
Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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 very young.

1 Thank あままま2015
Ljubljana, Slovenia
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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
Singapore, Singapore
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32 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
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 surprisingly empty. Places of interest are signposted in English, though. I would probably agree with... More 

Thank JosephTng
Seto, Japan
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33 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
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 distributed at hotels and souvenir shops, you will not get lost.

3 Thank Michiquita4
Melbourne, Australia
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62 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
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 walked. And no they can't get out.

1 Thank flathead53
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15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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 after the Meji Restoration, but just walking around inside the walls and grounds gives a... More 

2 Thank RJJCNZ

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