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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  • October 1, 2017
    You can visit the free world heritage sites are worth a stop whenever I go to Hagi. It is a place and feel the history.
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  • September 30, 2017
    Prima facie, honor, pilgrimage took so long, I honestly cannot be evaluated in the sense of the history of Yoshida Shoin. Various theories and how you believe that freedom and personal sensibility. Is no one should be forced to the other I pine shade led to acts of terrorism, brainwashing attracts the young people and are aware of and. The shrine also enshrines the Shoin. Matsushita shoukason mark remain on the grounds. Because the Meiji government itself is not evaluated configuration factor barrel does not evaluate the choshu, Tosa, Satsuma, and such as is inevitable.
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  • September 27, 2017
    Hagi tourism said, first of all, will be here. Was built in 1907. The present shrine erected in 1955. Of course is Yoshida Shoin. By when, in 1890, renovation of the syoka Shoin family Cedar home I was erected as a shrine to the West of his pupils took hokora dozo-zukuri of that beginning. DW not be flashy, but it is pine tree shade exudes femininity. Matsukado shrine of the old main building, next to the main hall, the shrine Yoshida shouin's manner of his pupils and followers, so along with worship.
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  • December 30, 2014
    nice and clean
  • May 12, 2017
    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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  • April 30, 2017
    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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  • March 19, 2017
    It is a holy land surrounding Shoin Yoshida. You can feel the age and ancient buildings.
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  • February 11, 2017
    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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