Tokoji Temple is the family Temple of the Mori Clan. It was constructed in 1691 in an architectural style influenced by China. In the cemetery behind the main building are buried several lords of the Mori family and features more than 500 stone lanterns which were donated by members of the Hagi clan, forming an impressive view.
Shoin Shrine is dedicated to the memory of Shoin Yoshida, a samurai born in 1830 considered to be one of the intellectual leaders that who conducted the modernization of Japan. In the same grounds of the Shrine stand the well-preserved remains of Yoshida's private academy, where he lectured and inspired many students who would become important politicians after the Meiji Restoration.
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80 min. 1680¥
The most convenient way to explore Hagi is by bicycle. Rental bicycles are available at Higashi-Hagi station for around 150Yen per hour or 1000Yen per day.
Alternatively one can use the Maaru Bus which stops at most of the tourist sights through two different routes. It operates from 7AM to 7PM in intervals of 30 minutes