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  • Reynaldo Flores
    27 contributions
    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
    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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  • Yann Kalliatakis
    Osaka, Japan38 contributions
    A shrine with a different perspective, hundreds of lanterns and some interesting stories to hear if you have interest about Japanese history.
    Written December 29, 2020
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  • AhasverSaoPaulo
    Sao Paulo682 contributions
    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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  • tabigasuki08
    Iwakuni, Japan782 contributions
    The layers of color are stunning. Photos do not do it justice! Recommend going here if in the Hagi area. You don’t need a whole lot of time here as it’s not very big. I love the sound of the waves so I could sit here for a while, but you really just need about 30min to walk down to it, take a few photos, and then walk back to the parking lot. I didn’t see a spot for public bus so I don’t know if there’s any public transportation to this place. There is a decent amount of parking spaces though.
    There was another little path to the left that we checked out. We were treated to some beautiful views. I would imagine watching the sunset here would be pretty amazing!
    Written March 24, 2018
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  • Ronald K
    Hong Kong, China108 contributions
    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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  • Owen L
    Shanghai, China224 contributions
    I enjoyed the museum. It is filled with modern ceramic art in the permanent exhibit. Only cost 300 yen. There are also an exhibit showing how wood block prints are carved and colored. There is some detailed prints showing how a maiden would live and the arts she would do all of her free time. There is also really exquisite lacquerware.

    I didn’t see the traveling exhibit that was held in three other halls. That was 1100 yen.
    Written August 5, 2019
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  • ChoongSH
    Bukit Mertajam, Malaysia447 contributions
    Like all rich merchant families in the old times, this house is full of memorabilia, and all are so special. And it will be incomplete if you do not visit the garden, it was so beautiful, esp, Autumn season. You need to get an entrance ticket to visit this premise.
    Written November 1, 2019
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  • tes108
    Newcastle, Australia624 contributions
    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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  • ChoongSH
    Bukit Mertajam, Malaysia447 contributions
    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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  • HotRodHeart
    France121 contributions
    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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  • Zimminaroundtheworld
    Okinawa Prefecture, Japan1,748 contributions
    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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  • Zimminaroundtheworld
    Okinawa Prefecture, Japan1,748 contributions
    My wife and I love cats, so when we were in the Hagi area and heard of this temple we had to stop! It was pretty easy to find and there is parking. The temple itself is not huge, but fully decorated with all things cats! The stairs are lined with cute wooden cats and there are cat decorations everywhere, truly fascinating. Unfortunately, we were unable to go inside because of the virus, so we hope to come again when it is open and we did not see any real cats, it was in the afternoon so they were probably sleeping. We will definitely come back again at some point but I feel this is a unique temple and well worth a visit.
    Written August 21, 2020
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  • ChoongSH
    Bukit Mertajam, Malaysia447 contributions
    If you do not like heritage, then coming here is just seeing an old brick furnace, but if you like heritage and history, especially on how they made Hagi ceramics, then you will pay an attention here, hence I walked to this place, as I wanted to know, and understand how the furnace looks like, and along the way, I went to visit 2 local ceramic producers, and end up buying two pieces. But walking from Hagi city is a bit of distance, but if you have a car or bicycle, it would be easier.
    Written November 2, 2019
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  • HotRodHeart
    France121 contributions
    If you come by train to Hagi, you can enjoy a little stroll around the station while waiting for the bus.
    The folks at the tourist office didn't speak English, but they tried to be helpful.
    Written August 2, 2020
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