Hagi Castle Town Exploration

Hagi brings you Japan as it once was: samurai residences, a feudal castle town, wonderful local flavors, arts and crafts. Get ready to explore the Hagi City area and discover the past well preserved.

2 days
Yamaguchi

Highlights

  • Get away from the crowds and dive into a hidden pool of history and spirituality
  • Explore Hagi Castle Town with plenty optional activities to add around
  • Enjoy the local cuisine, scenic surroundings of the town as it once stood and the spiritual atmosphere of centuries old temples

Description

Hagi is a castle town surrounded by water which has kept all the charm of an Edo-era feudal town. Explore the architecture of local residences. These were homes to famous historical figures who played integral roles in the industrial revolution in Japan that began around 1870. Then, visit the samurai district with its unique white walls that have survived hundreds of years.  
Discover the serenity and samurai stories behind mystical Buddhist temples and more. Finally, don a kimono and take a stroll in Hagi Castle Town. It makes for a memorable experience that provides plenty Insta worthy snapshots.

Details

Day 1

AM:

  • Rent a car at Shin-Yamaguchi Station or Yamaguchi Ube Airport 
  • Visit Hagi Meirin Gakusha Visitor Center (formerly a school where the members of the local Mori clan lords were educated, presently an interesting museum)
  • Lunch: Cafe at Hagi Meirin Gakusha Visitor Center or Kimono Style Café (choose either)

PM:

  • Visit Hagi Castle Town

Optional activities:
Kimono experience, Rickshaw ride, Green tea experience, Rental bicycle, Sightseeing boat tour

Accommodation:
Hagi Royal Intelligent Hotel or Hagi Honjin
Haginoyado Tomoe is available at additional cost

 

Day 2

AM:

  • Tokoji Temple
  • Unrinji Temple
  • Lunch: Hotori Tei

PM:

  • Shōka Sonjuku Academy, Shōin Shrine, Former Yukawa Family Residence
  • Return rental car at Ube Airport or Shin-Yamaguchi Station, end of tour

Important information

Included in price

  • Rental car fee (gasoline, highway, parking fees not included)
  • Accommodation

Not included

  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch fees
  • Activity fees
  • Other fees not listed in the “Included” section

Tour price
From JPY 106,000/2 persons

Know before you book

  • Cancellation
    4 weeks prior to the day of your trip: 10% of tour price
    2 weeks prior to the day of your trip: 40 % of tour price
    1 week prior: 50 % of tour price
    On the day, no-show: 100 % of tour price
  • Private guide is available as an option

Starting point

Shin-Yamaguchi Station
1294 Ogori Shimogo, Yamaguchi, Yamaguchi 754-0002
or 
Yamaguchi Ube Airport 
625 Okiube, Ube, Yamaguchi 755-0001

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Organised by Japan Travel KK

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