Tokoji-temple is one of family temple of the Mori feudal clan which was founded by a obaku zen priest named Egoku Domyo Zenji.More than 500 stone lanterns can be seen which were dedicated by Mori vassals.The temple was built in 1691 and the construction influenced by Chinese style.more
Shoka Sonjuku is Shoin Yoshida’s private academy located east side of Hagi.It was started by his uncle, Bunnoshin Tamaki first.Although Shoin taught here only for two and half years, he inspired his students and many of them played important roles in the Meiji Restoration and become politicians of the new government.[Back to Hagi]more
Joka-machi is a castle town located in the east side of Hagi Castle and in which the and lords and purveyor merchants lived. You can still walk by the use of the map made in Edo Period (150 years ago)Worth to visit 1) Kikuya residence2) Ensei-ji temple3) Kido Takayoshi residence4) Takasugi Shinsaku residence[Back to Hagi]more
The place is a really nice, Japanese style hotel. There are no beds, just futons that the hotel...more
3000-5 Chinto, Hagi, Yamaguchi Prefecture, 758-0011, Japan
Good for: Families
1189 Chinto, Hagi, Yamaguchi Prefecture, 758-0011, Japan
Good for: Families
The food was good but with a name like Beer City I was hoping for something other than the normal big three of Japan. Hagi has two independant micro-brewers, neither of which is sold at this restaurant.
Favorite Dish: I was only there once and had the katsu curry rice lunch set. It was pretty good.
There is a bus service in Hagi but it only has two buses that go in different directions. To get anywhere you get on a bus and take it the whole distance, there is no bus going in the other direction, just one giant loop.
It is easier to rent a bicycle, it may be a little longer trip but you don't need to pass through all the areas that don't interest you.
Take the circular bus to the pottery district, which is near the castle ruins. There are several large outlet shops where you can pick up pieces of all shapes and sizes
What to buy: Hagi pottery is amongst the best in Japan, buy a traditional tea ceremony bowl, a mug, a vase, small dishes and bowls, all are available. Items are not particularly cheap, but the quality is exquisite. They will wrap it carefully in the shop, but getting it all the way home is up to you!
What to pay: You can buy a small but beautiful bowl of reasonable quality for a few pounds at the bus station, but in the main factory shops expect to pay as much as you can affor
The Hagi Art Museum is exhibited including art collections which businessman Mr.Toshiro Urakami from Hagi presented. Exhibited art collections- Ukiyoe made by Kitagawa Utamaro and Utagawa Hirosige- Korean Potteries - Chinese Potteries Admission fee : 1000 yenOpening hour : 9am to 5pm[Back to Hagi]more
Favorite thing: Walking along the tiny Aiba canal in the Southeast of the town center is a good idea - even better is to hire a bicycle. Not only that you will find many nice samurai residences and other old houses - you will also be accompanied by countless koi's of all colour and seize. You can even buy koi food to feed the animals. All in all it's a pleasant walk.