Things to Do in Hagi

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Things to Do in Hagi


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  • Reynaldo Flores
    27 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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  • Sosyokugakihon
    Kobe, Japan98 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    There was the Meiji Restoration now on a day 150 years ago. This is the school which leader Shouin Yoshida (Japanese call him Yoshida Shouin Sensei ) opened. Shouin Yoshida died at the age of 28 years old. But he borought up many political leaders and economic ,leaders. The modern Japanese birthplace.
    Written June 30, 2017
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  • AhasverSaoPaulo
    Sao Paulo676 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This shrine is dedicated to one of the very early reformers in the mid 19th century.
    After the arrival of Perry's fleet forcing the opening of Japan some people with foresight wanted to go to Western countries to study and to reform the country but the Shogun would have none of it and Yoshida Shoin paid the ultimate price.
    It is touching to see the (preserved) first school in this part of Japan and how diligent the early reformers set upon their work.
    It is absolutely worth a visit.
    Written February 21, 2016
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  • ChoongSH
    Bukit Mertajam, Malaysia458 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    I came to this market, for a short break and taking some simple meal, as it was around noon time, and they have fish tempura, noodle, bentos... Since I was walking from the "furnace", then to the the former shipyard, Ebisugahana site, and then walk to this seaside market. It is a small market but Hagi basically is also a small city, and this market is just a part of Hagi with its own characteristic just like Hakodate, you have to visit their seafood market when you are there. I had a simple fish cake with Japanese green tea and rested for 30 mins before I walked to Tokoji shrine.
    Written November 2, 2019
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  • petertaylor57
    Auckland Central, New Zealand422 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The front of the temple from the gate looks a bit neglected now and obviously hasn't recovered from pre-covid days when tour buses crowded with sightseers would arrive. The lanterns at the back - whichi everyone comes to see don't seem to be neglected though. Unique and beautiful as always.
    Written June 25, 2023
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  • Brian Y
    Kapaa, HI204 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A short walk down a gravel path takes you to the coastline. Wear good shoes and there are no guardrails near the attraction. Formed millions of years ago when magma heated the surrounding base materials to form these magnificent alternating layers of limestone and mudstone(shale). It is worth the trip. There a-is a gift shop and restrooms close by. This coast line demonstrates the power of nature.
    Written September 4, 2022
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  • Kimberley P
    Northern Virginia, VA81 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Really enjoyed this museum in the town of Hagi. Lovely Japanese ceramics plus some Chinese. Interesting to see the differences. Also enjoyed the modern artists they were exhibiting, in stone, metal work and lacquerware.

    Friendly and helpful staff (google translate works very well). Great way to spend an hour or so.
    Written May 25, 2024
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  • tes108
    Newcastle, Australia732 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Such fun, a mix of fish resulting from a mix of sea and fresh water swim around waiting to be fed and you can buy some bread to feed them that the massive birds swoop down to grab. Walk up behind the pond to the shrine and then the air cave. Hagi glass factory is just round the corner and lovely to admire.
    Written January 19, 2019
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  • HotRodHeart
    France137 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A nice museum about the area.
    If you don't speak Japanese you can still enjoy it quitte a bit.
    The staff was nice.
    Written August 2, 2020
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  • Ronald K
    Hong Kong, China108 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    There is one wing of this old school turned into a history museum showing the history of the region with special focus on the first westernization and industrialization efforts. Got some ideas of the history and significance of the UNESCO sites around the region.
    Written July 5, 2018
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  • Zimminaroundtheworld
    Okinawa Prefecture, Japan1,957 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The castle ruins in Hagi are not to be missed. Hagi is nicely set up for tourism so the sites are easy to find and parking is abundant. When first arriving at the ruins I instantly thought to myself, this castle must have been huge! The grounds are bigger then other castles I've seen around Japan, it would have been spectacular to see it in its prime. You cross the moat to enter, there is a ticket counter, prices are very cheap. But honestly, you can walk around the left and enter the ruins without paying, but as an honest traveler, I paid the fee and explored the ruins. The grounds are beautiful, lush green this time of year. There is a small temple and a few other structures throughout the ruins. Afterwards, walk the park and ocean nearby.
    Written June 5, 2020
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