Sho-in Shrine (Includes the World Heritage old Shoka-son Private School)
A treasure house of artifacts relating to the life of 19th century intellectual Yoshida Shoin, including the World Heritage Site Shokason-juku School
The shrine grounds contain Shokason-juku, the private school that Shoin supervised; calligraphy and other works left behind by Shoin, which are displayed in the Shisei-kan Treasure Hall; and a museum which paints a picture of Shoin's life.
The Shokason-juku School, where Shoin was imprisoned under conspiracy charges, was registered as a World Heritage Site in July of 1995 for its importance to "the legacy of industrial Japan during the Meiji Period (1911-1868)."
There is another Sho-in Shrine in Tokyo (in Setagaya Ward), and it is through Shoin's last will to his relatives that he gifted his beloved inkstone and writings to Hagi's Sho-in Shrine.
Important Cultural Properites from the Treasure Hall of Sumiyoshi Shrine, and important artworks are also on display.
|Access from Otani Sanso||Approx. 40 minutes by car|
|Recommended by locals||
August 8 Birth Festival
|Address||1537 Chinto, Hagi City, Yamaguchi Prefecture 758-0011|
|Parking||Available (For regular-sized cars/Free)|
|Price/s||Adults: 300 yen, Children: 150 yen|
|Business/Opening Hours||9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.|
|Holidays/Closed Days||New Years, Third Sunday in May, September 23, December 8 - 15|
Advance reservations are required to see the Treasure Hall.
|Website||Sho-in Shrine Website別ウィンドウ|