Shōin Former Residence
The former house of Meiji Restoration movement leader Yoshida Shōin at the Shōin-jinja.
A small museum that documents Shōin's life and teachings with samples of his letters. No English explanations.
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...
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 around a large open tank, so you can watch as the doomed fish are plucked out by the staff while you eat. There are...
This shrine, with a garden and small complex, was founded in 1890 and is dedicated to Meiji Restoration movement leader Yoshida Shōin. His former 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 . The shrine is located southeast of Higashi-Hagi Station. The circle bus drops you out the front.