Hagi and Wonders of West Chugoku

Discover Japan as it once was in Hagi and west Chugoku, away from bustling cities. Explore the history, traditions, crafts and flavors in quaint local towns.

2 days
Yamaguchi

Highlights

  • Discover wonders of traditional Japan far from the crowds
  • Visit castle towns that remain unchanged from feudal times
  • Explore the history of the industrial revolution in Japan which marked the country’s entry to modern age

Description

You are traveling to Hiroshima from Kyoto or Osaka? Do not turn back from there and continue your adventure further west. There is so much in West Chugoku region that awaits to be discovered.

Board on a comfortable ride with a local guide, and discover Hagi, the castle town that have resisted the weariness of time to offer you a look at a feudal Japan.

Discover the samurai districts that have stood since the times the lands were governed by the Mori clan samurai lords. Explore the houses of prestigious historical figures that played crucial roles in the industrial revolution in Japan, which began around 1870.

Details

Day 1

AM:

  • Meet with your private driver and English-speaking guide at Shin-Yamaguchi Station
  • Transfer to Hagi
  • Visit Hagi Meirin Gakusha Visitor Center, also named "Meirinkan": presently an historical museum, previously a school where samurai lords, members of the local Mori clan, received their education
  • Lunch: Hotori Tei or similar

PM:

  • Visit Hagi's Former Castle Town District, with Kikuya Former Merchant Residence
  • Visit Shoin Shrine

Accommodation:
Hagi Honjin
Haginoyado Tomoe is available at additional cost

Day 2

AM:

  • Visit Tokoji Temple
  • Transfer back to Shin-Yamaguchi Station
  • Visit Unrinji Temple on the way out of Hagi (suggestion)

Important information

Included in price

  • All inclusive car with private driver for 2 days
  • English-Speaking guide for 2 days
  • Accommodation (with dinner & breakfast)
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch on Day 1

Not included

  • Lunch on Day 2
  • Other fees not listed in the “Included” section

Tour price
From 464,000 yen/2 persons

Know before you book

  • Get to meeting point and ending point easily with Japan Rail Pass

What you need to bring

  • Nothing particular

Organised by Japan Travel KK

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