Take a stroll through the Hagi Historic District in Hagi
Take a Stroll Through the Hagi Historic District in Yamaguchi, Japan
The Hagi Historic District is a beautifully preserved area in Hagi city, Yamaguchi prefecture, Japan. It was once the political and cultural center of the Choshu domain during the Edo period (1603-1868). The district is home to many samurai residences, temples, shrines, and other historical buildings that reflect the rich history and culture of Hagi.
- The Hagi Historic District is located in the center of Hagi city.
- By train: Take the JR Sanin Main Line to Higashi-Hagi Station, then take a bus or taxi to the district.
- By bus: Take a bus from Yamaguchi Station to Hagi Bus Center, then walk to the district.
What to See and Do
- Visit the Hagi Castle Ruins, which offer spectacular views of the city and the Sea of Japan.
- Explore the many samurai residences, such as the Kikuya Residence and the Yoshida Shoin Residence, which was the birthplace of the famous scholar Yoshida Shoin.
- Visit the Shizuki Park, which is home to the Hagi City Museum and the Hagi Uragami Museum.
- Take a stroll along the historic streets, such as the Chokoku-no-michi (Sculpture Street) and the Taisho Roman Yokocho (Taisho Roman Alley).
- Visit the many temples and shrines, such as the Daishoin Temple and the Tokoji Temple.
Where to Eat
- Try the local delicacies, such as the Hagi beef and the Hagi yaki (pottery).
- Visit the many restaurants and cafes in the district, such as the Kikuya Cafe and the Hagi no Sato Cafe.
Where to Stay
- There are many traditional Japanese inns (ryokans) and hotels in Hagi city, such as the Hagi Grand Hotel Tenkuu.
- You can also stay in a traditional Japanese house (minshuku) in the district, such as the Hagi Akatsuki-an.