Hagi Map

Hagi is a city located in Yamaguchi Prefecture and was incorporated as a city on July 1, 1932. Hagi city was initially a part of the Abu District. Hagi city is a historic old Samurai and castle town which is on the western tip of Honshu Island. Ulsan city in South Korea is the sister city of Hagi.
The city of Hagi was an important feudal center in the olden times but now it is a relatively unimportant city, somewhat quiet and less developed than the rest of Japan. Hagi was dominated by the Yoshimi clan during the medieval period. After the Meiji Restoration in the 1860's, this small city gained great historical significance.

One of the factors responsible for the continual decrease of population in the area is due to its poor public transportation system. The growth of industries is very limited in the area as compared to other Japanese cities.

The fastest route to reach Hagi is to take the San-yo Shinkansen Bullet Train to Ogori from where there are direct buses to Hagi . Another way is to take the main line trains to Asa and changing the San-In Main line to go to Hagi .

Hagi is best known around the world for its local pottery, one of the best in Japan. Hagi - yaki , form of pottery started during 1604 and is being practiced till date.

The major attractions of Hagi city is the former Castle Town, Hagi Castle, Tokoji Temple and Daishoin Temple. One can even take a stroll around the beautiful Joka-Machi and visit the Kumaya Art Museum. There are many shrines and temples in Hagi, including the Kasuga Shrine and Sho-in Shrine.

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Last Updated on: December 11th, 2017