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Access to Hagi
Hagi can be conveniently accessed by plane, Shinkansen and express bus.
The two closest airports to Hagi are Yamaguchi Ube Airport and Hagi Iwami Airport. Both have daily flights to and from Tokyo Haneda Airport.
|Yamaguchi Ube Airport||10 flights daily (95mins)|
|Hagi Iwami Airport||2 flights daily (95mins)|
Both airports operate a direct taxi service to/from Hagi City (70-80mins, must be reserved in advance).
Alternatively, Hagi can be accessed by JR bus. If you chose to rent a car, the journey to Hagi takes 70-80 mins from either airport.
By Shinkansen (Bullet Train)
JR Shin-Yamaguchi Station is the nearest Shinkansen station to Hagi. There are bus services to Hagi running from directly outside the JR Shin-Yamaguchi station exit (JR Bus and Bōchō Bus, 70-90mins).
|From Tokyo Station||Approx. 4h30mins|
|From Shin-Osaka Station||Approx. 2h|
|From Hiroshima Station||Approx. 32mins|
|From Fukuoka, Hakata Station||Approx. 35mins|
By Express Bus
Express bus services operate from Tokyo and the Kansai area (Kyoto, Osaka, and Kobe) to Hagi.
|From Tokyo Station||Approx. 14h30mins|
|From Kyoto Station||Approx. 13h15mins|
|From Shin-Osaka Station||Approx. 12h20mins|
|From Kobe (From Sannomiya Bus Terminal)||Approx. 10h45mins|
The Chūgoku expressway (中国自動車道) provides convenient access to Hagi. The Edō interchange (絵堂IC ) is the closest exit to Hagi via Minehigashi junction (美祢東JCT). It takes roughly 20mins to Hagi from the Edō interchange.
The main train station in Hagi is Higashi Hagi station. Bus services to Shin-Yamaguchi station and sightseeing spots in the area (Akiyoshi-Dai, Tsuwano etc) depart from outside the station. Alternatively, all bus services pass through Hagi Bus Center which is more centrally located. The express buses from Tokyo and Osaka also arrive at Hagi Bus Center.
The Hagi City Circular Ma-ru Bus Service is a convenient way to get around the city. The service operates on two routes around Hagi at 30 minute intervals. Hagi is very flat, so renting a bicycle is another great way to get around.
Hagi City Circular Ma-ru Bus Service
Two convenient bus routes with buses running every 30 minutes. The ‘West Course’ (西回り) operates around the Castle Town area near Hagi Museum, whilst the ‘East Course’（東回り）covers the Shōin Shrine and Tōkōji Temple area. ¥100 per ride, no matter how far.
|Fare||¥100 per ride|
|Departure and terminus||Hagi City Hall|
|First bus||7:00 ~ last bus: 18:00|
Enjoy the city sights at your own pace by bicycle. There are bicycle rental shops near Higashi Hagi station, Hagi Bus Center and around the Castle Town area.