Hagi / Nagato

1 "Getting there & Around" Hagi and Nagato

Getting to the Hagi area from the Tokyo metropolitan area takes quite a bit of time.
Probably the shortest way to get there is to fly from Haneda Airport to Ube Airport and then rent a car, but even then it will take 3.5 to 4 hours.
The Shinkansen from Tokyo Station to Shin-Yamaguchi Station takes about 4 hours and 30 minutes, and the bus from Shin-Yamaguchi Station to Higashi-Hagi Station takes about 1 hour and 10 minutes, so it still takes more than 6 hours.
If you can plan a trip that includes sightseeing at the transit point and Hagi, the travel time may not be too difficult. Here is a guide on how to get to the Hagi area and how to get around the city.

2 "Where to Stay" in Hagi and Nagato

Hotels in the Hagi / Nagato area are listed.

3 "What to Do & See" in  Hagi and Nagato

The famous sightseeing spots in this area include areas related to the great figures of the end of the Edo period.
There are many places of interest such as the Matsushita Village School, the Shoin Shrine, the Yoshida Shoin Museum of History, the former residence of Hirobumi Ito, the birthplace of Shinsaku Takasugi, and the former residence of Takayoshi Kido.
In Nagato, there are also attractions such as Motonosumi Shrine and Kakushima Island.
The following is a selection of sightseeing spots in the Hagi and Nagato areas.

4 "What / Where to Eat" in Hagi and Nagato

When most people think of Yamaguchi, the first thing that comes to mind is "fugu" (blowfish).
In addition to fugu, kawara soba is also a specialty.
Here is a list of restaurants in the Hagi and Nagato areas.

Venues in Hagi and Nagato