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Shōin Shrine, Hagi

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#1 of 82 in Historic Sites in Yamaguchi Prefecture
Religious Site Tourist Spot
Explore the political history memorialized at Shōin Shrine, a site dedicated to social activist and samurai Yoshida Shoin. After a failed attempt on a government official's life, Shoin was sentenced to death in 1859. However, his ideals and teachings are considered to be instrumental in bringing about the Meiji restoration, and he is remembered fondly as a patriot who gave his life for his country. In the grounds, you can visit a couple of museums telling the hero's story through models and artifacts, as well as Shoin's preserved classroom and home. Unfortunately, neither of the museums have much English language information available. Use our Hagi vacation route planner to add Shōin Shrine and other attractions to your Hagi vacation plans.
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  • Visit syoka because sonjuku and premises, and prayed. Fortune had written Shoin appreciate your words.
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  • Syoka was primarily, but Shoin shrine Temple has been... Talisman had others pray for success, as well as employment. Could not open because it is thought to eat the noodles near the entrance, it was on weekdays in the summer. Souvenir sorbet was delicious. The bike was parking near the entrance.
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  • Unlike the old impression because of the drama and did very well. And more and more buildings have a unique charm, interesting.
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  • nice and clean
  • The Shoin shrine headquarters of course various points of interest there is wide. It is also secure parking 10 minutes and so equipped with pedestrian precincts is flat.
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  • 4/30/2017 azalea and Wisteria and Orange was very beautiful. Do not see time right now but then I especially feel that!
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  • It is a holy land surrounding Shoin Yoshida. You can feel the age and ancient buildings.
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  • Pupil of the choshu domain scattered in the Edo period the syoka are enshrined. It's much more life for the development of the country. Now Japan doing the political complexion of America look like, I think.
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Where to stay in Hagi

The old castle town of Hagi has a number of particularly characterful accommodations in its historic center. Primarily located next to the river as it works its way inland, the options here include traditional ryokans with Japanese-style rooms and onsite onsens. Look farther out from the historic core for the budget-friendly options, including a couple of hostels and some standard hotels--here you'll have basic amenities, but great access to the main sights of this small town.
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