1 day in Yamaguchi Prefecture Itinerary

1 day in Yamaguchi Prefecture Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Yamaguchi Prefecture travel planner

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Hagi

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A quiet castle town with a wealth of historic sites, Hagi draws visitors with its solid collection of traditional Japanese architecture.
On the 26th (Mon), make a trip to Shoka Village School and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kita-Nagato Coast.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Hagi day trip planner.

Tokyo to Hagi is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and train; or do a combination of train and bus; or drive. When traveling from Tokyo in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Hagi: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hagi

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
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Yamaguchi Prefecture travel guide

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Yamaguchi Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan in the Chūgoku region of the main island of Honshu. The capital is the city of Yamaguchi, in the center of the prefecture. The largest city, however, is Shimonoseki.HistoryYamaguchi Prefecture was created by the merger of the provinces of Suō and Nagato. During the rise of the samurai class during the Heian and Kamakura Periods (794–1333), the Ouchi family of Suō Province and the Koto family of Nagato Province gained influence as powerful warrior clans. In the Muromachi Period (1336—1573), Ouchi Hiroyo, the 24th ruler of the Ouchi family conquered both areas of Yamaguchi Prefecture. The Ouchi clan imitated the city planning of Kyoto. They gained great wealth through cultural imports from the continent and trade with Korea and Ming Dynasty China. As a result, Yamaguchi came to be known as the "Kyoto of the West," and Ouchi culture flourished. Sue Harutaka defeated the 31st ruler of the Ouchi clan. The Sue clan was then defeated by Mōri Motonari, and the Mōri family gained control of the Chugoku region. Yamaguchi was ruled as part of the Mōri clan domain during the Sengoku period. Mōri Terumoto was then defeated by Tokugawa Ieyasu in the battle of Sekigahara in 1600. He was forced to give up all his land except for the Suō and Nagato areas (current-day Yamaguchi Prefecture), where he built his castle in Hagi. Mōri sought to strengthen the economic base of the region and increase local production with his Three Whites campaign (salt, rice, and paper).

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