Shōin Shrine, Hagi

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. Plan to see Shōin Shrine and other attractions that appeal to you using our Hagi road trip app .
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  • We are the Shoin shrine honoring Yoshida Shoin first place into the city of Hagi. And go in the precincts of the shrine, there was that sonjuku. According to the explanations by graduates of the syoka sonjuku, the Shoin shrine was built. You could learn more about Yoshida Shoin and Shoin shrine treasure house behind House and Yoshida pine shade History Museum near the entrance of the precinct.
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  • Is a Shinto shrine worship the Shoin Yoshida, who became the center of the Meiji Restoration brought. And the Shoin shrine treasure house sincerity (500 yen for adults) in the history of the people of his pupils took Matsushita exhibitions syoka include short videos. People familiar with the history of the Edo period, not to mention to those who do not is recommended. I'd also visited this shrine.
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  • Shrine honoring Yoshida Shoin shrine enshrines God at all and thought that that was a surprise. And Shoin and separate evaluation because of interpretations of the theories that people think and then toured with mixed feelings.
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  • 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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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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