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Ebisugahana Shipyard Remains

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  • 1. Ebisugahana Shipyard Remains

In 1853, the shogunate removed the ban of large ship construction for the purpose of strengthening armaments and coastal defense capabilities of each clan including Hagi.

In 1856, Hagi clan dispatched master shipwright Ozaki Koemon to Izu Toda village where the shogunate produced Kimizawa, the Western style sailing ship (Schooner ship) for the constructing technology and driving skills. Ozaki came back to Hagi with Takasaki Denzo from Toda village and inspected nearby sea, then decided to build a warship manufacturing plant at Ebisugahana.

In December of the same year, "Koshinmaru", the first Western-style warship for Hag got launched and then in 1860, the second Western-style warship "Heishinmaru". A huge scaled water break still remains from the time by then.

Designated as a world heritage site in July 2015 (Sites of Japan's Meiji Industrial Revolution)

Basic Information

Location Chinto 5159-14 and Others, Hagi City, Yamaguchi Prefecture
Access (1) (1) 30 minutes by car from Edo IC
(Drive to Edo IC via Chugoku Expressway Mine Higashi JCT Ogori Hagi road)
(2) 15 minutes by taxi from JR Higashi-Hagi station
(3) Bus from JR Higashi-Hagi station
(Take Hagi loop Maru bus)
→ 20 minutes walk from Hagi Seaside Mart bus stop
Office of Inquiry Hagi City Tourism Section Tel. No. 0838-25-3139