Sightseeing Spots

Hagi Reverberatory Furnace (World Heritage Site)

A local train runs right by this World Heritage Site

A legacy of the Meiji (1868-1912) Industrial Revolution, the Hagi Domain built this reverberatory furnace in 1856, based on a sketch from the Saga Domain, as a part of its attempts to strengthen coastal defense, and the ruins of this experimental furnance remain today. It was registered as a World Heritage Site in July, 1997.
Including the 10.5 meter-high portion of the chimney that remains in Hagi, the Nirayama Reverberatory Furnace and the Old Shuseikan Reverberatory Furnace, there are only three locations in Japan with reveratory furnaces.
The San'in Main Lain also runs just past the Hagi Reverberatory Furnace, and the cars of local trains can sometimes be seen passing by. For a souvenir, take a photo of the scenery just as the train passes by this World Heritage Site.
Access from Otani Sanso Approx. 45 minutes by car
Address Ue-no-hara, Chinto, Hagi City, Yamaguchi Prefecture (Nearby the Hagi Reverberatory Furnance Seven Eleven)
Parking Available (Free)
Website Hagi City Sightseeing Website "Burari Hagi Aruki": Hagi Castle Town Course別ウィンドウ