Hagi Tourism Association

Category: Tourism, Traditional Culture

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Explore Hagi - A Best-Kept Secret in Japan

When you hear the word “Japan”, what comes to your mind? Sushi, hot springs, or kimono?.. You can find them all here in Hagi!
Hagi is a small city located in the northern part of Yamaguchi Prefecture. It is only 2 hours away by car from Hiroshima or Fukuoka, two of Japan’s major cities.
Hagi had been a flourishing castle town from the 1600s all the way through the 1860s, and its original layout remains unchanged to this day, including castle ruins, samurai and merchant houses, and alleys with earthern walls scattered as they were in a compact area.
While Hagi is a little-known place for foreign people, you might not know that we have well-preserved samurai and merchant quarters which now attract millions of tourists every year.

Hagi is also historically valued as many of the great figures who would later drive forward modernization in Japan were born here. Among them, the Chōshū Five, including the first Prime Minister Hirobumi Ito, studied abroad in London and made great achievements leading to modern Japan.

We invite you to a virtual tour to Hagi at HYPER JAPAN ONLINE 2021.

On our tour to Hagi, you will find the authentic and profound side of Japan.
Would you like to join us? We look forward to seeing you! :)

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With our prime location facing the Sea of Japan, Hagi offers over 250 species of locally sourced, seasonal fresh fish throughout the year with a variety of local food available only here.
In particular, you can enjoy uni-meshi, rice that is cooked with sea urchin and turban shell from the spring to summer, as well as fuku-nabe, a cuisine in the autumn and winter where pufferfish and other assorted ingredients are put into a hot pot.

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Hagi is highly recommended:

1) For those who would like to experience the authentic side of Japan.
2) For those who have already traveled to major cities in Japan, and have been looking for the next sightseeing spot that is not so crowded.
3) For those who would like to see the way of living in Japan
4) For those who are a big fan of fish or would like to taste seafood
5) For those who are willing to walk or bike around the city.

The Hagi Tourism Association offers visitors a chance to connect with Japanese tradition, culture, nature, and history. We are more than happy to assist you in finding great cuisine, beautiful locations, and comfortable accommodations with hot springs.
For more information, visit our website:https://www.hagishi.com/en/
Check out our Facebook for the latest news on Hagi: https://www.facebook.com/visithagi/