Hagiyaki (Hagi Ware) and Hagi Castle Town Exploration

Discover the charms of traditional, scenic Hagi, create your own piece of Hagi yaki pottery, wear kimono, join green tea experience and much more. Visit Hagi Castle Town, preserved in time and witness Japan as it once was.

3 days
Yamaguchi

Highlights

  • Make Hagiyaki (Hagi Ware) and learn from prestigious Japanese ceramics artisan
  • Explore Hagi Castle Town with a lot of optional activities to choose from
  • Wear kimono and take a stroll in the picturesque castle town area

Description

Try your hand at Hagiyaki pottery, learning from a respected Japanese ceramics artist specializing in Hagi Ware. You will start by kneading the soil, then mold the Hagi Ware into a cup by using a potter’s wheel. Lastly, give into to your creativity and paint the cup to your liking.

Hagi is a castle town surrounded by water which has kept all the charm of an Edo-era feudal town. Discover the architecture of prestigious historical figures who shaped the industrial revolution in Japan, which started about 1870. Explore the samurai district with its unique and robust white walls that have survived centuries.  

Head to Kimono Style Café. Put on kimono and stroll around the old town area. It is a great match to the atmosphere and provides plenty of Insta worthy moments. 
Finally, do not miss out on visiting Hagi's hidden temples or the long-preserved Shōka Sonjuku Academy, and feel the solemn atmosphere that surrounds them.

Details

Day 1

AM:

  • Rent a car at Ube Airport or Shin-Yamaguchi Station
  • Visit Hagi Meirin Gakusha Visitor Center. Formerly, this was a famous school were lords, members of the local Mori clan, received their education; Today it is a museum, well worth a visit.
  • 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 (ryokan) is available at additional cost

 

Day 2

AM:

  • Tokoji Temple
  • Former Yukawa Family Residence 

Optional Activities:
Hagi Uragami Museum 

Lunch: Hotori Tei

PM:

  • Hagiyaki (Hagi Ware) Pottery making experience

Accommodation:
Hagi Royal Intelligent Hotel or Hagi Honjin
Haginoyado Tomoe (Ryokan) is available for an additional cost

Day 3

AM:

  • Free day at your own leisure

Optional Activities:
Kimono experience, Rickshaw ride, Green tea experience, Unrinji Temple, Sightseeing boat tour

Lunch: Own Choice

PM:

  • Shōka Sonjuku Academy, Shoin Shrine
  • 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)
  • Hagi Ware cup making experience Fee (shipping fee is not included)
  • Accommodation

Not included

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

Tour price
From 179,000 yen/2 persons

Know before you book

  • Private guide is available as an option

What you need to bring

  • Nothing particular

Organised by Japan Travel KK

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