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Shōin Shrine, Hagi

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Religious Site
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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  • The shrine itself was not as impressive as the buildings within it that have the schoolhouse and homes.  more »
  • 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 ...  more »
  • Shouin-Shrine is dedicated a mentor "Shouin Yoshida" whose students became reformers of modern-Japan. This temple is located in the same property with his academy "Shouka-Son Juku". Renting bicycle ma...  more »
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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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