Hagi Meirin Gakusha

Hagi Meirin Gakusha is a school originally built in 1718 within the outer moat of Hagi Castle. It was established to educate the sons of the retainers of the Hagi domain, also known as the Choshu domain (modern-day Yamaguchi Prefecture). The school was moved to its current location to the southeast of the castle in 1849, and was later expanded to become one of the largest wooden school complexes in Japan. The school includes training halls for martial arts and a pond for swimming and horseback drills. Visitors can learn about the school and Hagi as well as the Meiji Restoration of 1868 through several on-site museums. These include a World Heritage Visitor Center with displays about Meiji-era Japan and its industrial heritage.

Basic Infomation

  • Address
    602 Emukai, Hagi-shi, Yamaguchi
  • Hours
    The restaurant is open from 11:00 to 15:00 and 18:00 to 21:00 (Evenings by reservation only).
  • Closed
    First Tuesday and Wednesday of February
    The restaurant is open every Tuesday and the third Monday of the month.
  • Admission
    Entry to the main building is free
    Building 2: Adults 300 (250) yen, high school students 200 (160) yen, junior high and elementary school students 100 (80) yen
    *() Group rates for 20 or more people
    Discounts for visitors with disabilities are the same as the group rates.
  • Time Required
    About 30 minutes to 1 hour

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