Hagi (Hagi City, Yamaguchi Pref.) and Tsuwano (Tsuwano-cho, Shimane Pref.)
- Hagi -
- A town where you can still use a map from the Edo period
- Tsuwano -
- A town where historical buildings from the Edo period are preserved
What was the Edo period? (the 1600s)
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- Hagi - The Living Museum
In 1604, Mori Terumoto made Hagi his stronghold, and for a period of 260 years, Hagi prospered as a prominent castle town worth 360,000 bales of rice (in that period, each clan was allotted a certain number of rice bales per year, and this represented the worth of the clan). There are many historical properties and atmospheric street scenes left from that period, and even today a map from the Edo period can still be used. The phrase "Hagi - The Living Museum" means that the entire city can be taken as a museum, and we are promoting a "new type of city planning" that preserves and takes advantage of the treasures of the city. The Hagi Museum is the center of that program, providing the opportunity for visitors to study the natural environment, the history, the ethnic customs, and culture of Hagi.
- A City Perfect For Wearing Kimono - Hagi - Kimono Walk In Hagi
With its long history, the beautiful scenery and street scenes of Hagi have long been loved and protected by the residents of the city. Japanese yukata and kimono, symbolize the Japanese concept of "harmony," and as a city where this style of clothing looks appropriate, we feel that we must preserve the harmony, the culture and the atmosphere of the street scenes of Hagi for the generations to follow.
In order to achieve that goal, we have initiated several events and programs, such as the "Yukata Campaign," the "Kimono Walk In Hagi," and the Hagi Taketoro Monogatari (Hagi Bamboo Lantern Street Illumination Story), so that visitors can learn about the atmosphere and culture of Japane.
- Yomei-ji Temple (Tsuwano-cho)
Built approximately 230 years ago, Yomei-ji Temple is noted for its main hall, which is capped by a roof that is fully thatched, a rare example of such a structure in Japan. In addition, this site contains buildings that are vividly evocative of a traditional Zen temple.
- Thatched roof:
- A traditional Japanese roof structure made of thatch
- By air:
- Haneda Airport - Hagi-Iwami Airport; 1 hour 30 minutes
- By bus:
- Hagi-Iwami Airport - Higashihagi Station; 1 hour 10 minutes by bus
- Hagi-Iwami Airport - Tsuwano Station; 1 hour 30 minutes by bus
- The City of Hagi Web site