Shoka Village School, Hagi

4.2
#2 of 82 in Historic Sites in Yamaguchi Prefecture
See where one of the Meji Restoration heroes, Yoshida Shoin, taught Japanese students of every social status at Shoka Village School. The tiny wooden and tiled roof school began as a single 13 sq m (139 sq ft) classroom with eight tatami floors. Eventually the students helped and added an additional room and 105 tatami floors. The celebrated teacher discussed the future of the nation here, inspiring many of his followers and students to become reformers of modern Japan. Inside, see the statue dedicated to the great mentor and photographs of the renowned reformers. Take a look at our Hagi trip generator to schedule your visit to Shoka Village School and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • July 30, 2017
    Studying of the fighters of the Tokugawa shogunate in this place, I think, profound. Try Shoin-Jinja in small setting, so don't miss out.
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  • July 27, 2017
    Hagi is my hometown. Shoin shrine syoka took well from when I was a kid, and deposited. Recently rose in a seminar of the sonjuku, we had the opportunity to lecture. Dawn of Japan started from here, and I think this room was very big world.
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  • July 22, 2017
    From meirin went in the rental cycle. Because it was 35 degrees in the summer, I Tan. If you go in the summer, as well as heat stroke, sunburn also offered. Be disappointed, if people are interested in the history of the Edo period is very small, but that is not going to...
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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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