Yamaguchi was a feudal clan called “Choshu Han” (domains or daimyo, meaning “feudal lords”) in the Edo era. The center is Hagi-city. Hagi where historical cityscape still remains, and it is the town which can feel stepping back in time at various places.
The samurai dwellings formed in the Edo era, the historic scenery such as house in the middle of a town, they are inherited by citizen until today. Such a cityscape is valued as “Hagi Machiju Museum” (The whole town of Hagi is Museum).
Hagi is the castle town which leaves strong taste of the Edo era. The white wall and the wall, which covered with square tiles and jointed with raised plaster of the front gate, of the existing building do very beautiful contrast. The house of the Kuchibas which was a senior samurai, its central room and the front gate were designated as national important cultural properties.
The castle town, which opens outward from an outer moat of old Hagi castle, had the street which is sectioned into a grid form, and the residence of low and middle class samurai stood in a row. The cityscape just remains and is called “Kikuya Yokocho” (Kikuya bystreet) now.
The Susa hornfels is stratum of the stripe to represent Kitanagato Kaigan Quasi-National Park. The stratum of the wonderful striped pattern that nature made up is the best part. It is chosen as 100 selections of geological features of Japan. This is the place that is rare in the whole country that can observe a hornfels closely.
As for historic scenery, molding of rare nature, culture of Japanese ceramics (Hagi ware) that has been inherited, how about visiting Hagi where is full of the highlight?
|Adresse:||Tsubaki 3537-3 Hagi, Yamaguchi 758-0061 Japan|
|Access:||JR Sanin-honsen Line “Hagi-eki Station”|
|Tel:||(+81)838-25-1750 (Hagi City Tourism Association)|