Tourist attraction

Shoka Sonjuku

1. Shoka Sonjuku

In two houses of the tile-roofing one-story house 8 tatami .10 tatami and a half in the The precincts of the Shonin Shrine, Shoin Yoshida is the private school which educated the children of lower grade Samurai and general public from (1857) during two and a half years in 1856.
Many human resources who played an active part for Shinsaku Takasugi, Genzui Kusaka, the The Meiji Restoration period including the Hirobumi Ito were produced by this private supplementary school.
Registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in July 2015 (Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution)

Location Chinto, Hagi City, Yamaguchi Matsumoto-shi 1537
Access (1) 10 minute walk from JR Sanin Main Line Higashi-Hagi Station

(2) 20 minute drive from Chugoku Expressway Mine-Higashi JCT
→ From Ogori-Hagi Road Edo IC Car 20 minutes (in Use Ogori-Hagi Road that is Connected to the JCT to Hagi City Area)
→ It is a 1-minute walk from Shonin Shrine
Office of Inquiry Shonin Shrine shrine office TEL: 0838-22-4643
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