Itō Hirobumi House
About 200m from Shōin-jinja is the thatched early home of the four-term prime minister, who was a follower of Yoshida Shōin, and who...
East of the river, near Shōin-jinja, stands pretty Zen Tōkō-ji, built in 1691 and home to the tombs of five Mōri lords. The stone...
About 5km northeast of the town is the 112m dormant volcano Kasa-yama. The pond at the mountain's base, Myōjin-ike (明神池), is connected...
Through the old gate of the Kogawa family residence is this small cafe with large windows looking on to a pleasingly unkempt garden. Sit...
Seating here is arranged around a large open tank, so you can watch as the doomed fish are plucked out by the staff while you eat. There...
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This shrine, with a garden and small complex, was founded in 1890 and is dedicated to Meiji Restoration movement leader Yoshida Shōin. His old house and the school where he agitated against the shōgunate in the years leading up to the revolution are also here, as well as a treasure house (宝物館). The shrine is located southeast of Higashi-Hagi Station. The circle bus drops you out the front.