Hagi Castle 萩城跡指月公園
The stronghold of the clan that dominated Hagi for 260 years
The imposing walls of Hagi Castle are a reminder of the power Hagi once held as the capital of the Choshu Domain during the Edo period (1603-1867) under the rule of the Mori clan.
- Seeing the carp and turtles swimming in the castle moat
- Climbing to the top of the Hagi Castle Ruins to enjoy the view
- Exploring Shizuki Park, which surrounds the Hagi Castle Ruins
How to Get There
The castle is a short taxi ride from Higashi-Hagi Station, or you can take the Hagi Junkan Maaru Bus west route to Hagi-jo-ato/Shizuki Koen Iriguchi bus stop. It is also a short walk from Hagi Castle Town .
See the town and the ruins
Combine with a trip through the heart of Hagi Castle Town . The Hagi Castle ruins are situated right next to Kikugahama Beach and close to Senshunraku Jozangama Pottery Kiln, where you can see one of the largest climbing kilns in Hagi.
The most spectacular cherry blossoms in Hagi
Apart from being the site of Hagi Castle, Shizuki Park is famous for its cherry trees. Over 500 trees fill the park with stunning blossoms each year from late March to early April.
A World Heritage Site with a rich history
When warlord Mori Terumoto lost the Battle of Sekigahara in 1600, he was forced to relocate from Hiroshima to Hagi. He constructed his new castle here in 1604, and the lively Hagi Castle Town sprang up around it. Hagi Castle ruins is included as part of Hagi Castle Town , a UNESCO World Heritage site.