A trip for encountering the culture of Hagi, rich with beautiful nature and a long history
As the longtime home of Tomoe, Hagi is place where evidence of history is always close at hand.
Heian Bridge was once an entrance leading into the castle town.
Crossing this stone bridge, visitors encounter a town of white walls that prospered at the foot of Hagi Castle.
Shoka Sonjuku became a school that later produced many prominent figures who were active in the new Meiji government, and the school became one of the famous sites of Hagi.
In the same way, the stone monument on the grounds of Shoin Shrine reads “Birthplace of the Meiji Restoration”. The original scroll bearing this calligraphy is on exhibit at Tomoe.