Hagi Museum


The museum where we can learn of the nature, history and culture of Hagi

The Hagi Museum, located in the Horiuchi Preservation District for Groups of Traditional Buildings is a core facility for the city-wide Open Air Museum municipal tourist project.
This museum was opened in 2004 on the theme of Hagi and has collections of documents and materials in the fields of natural sciences, history, folklore, industry, fine arts and craftwork. Some of these are on display for the public. Among these collections are letters, helmet and shamisen of Takasugi Shinsaku, a local military and political leader of Hagi who worked against the Tokugawa Shogunate in the 19th century. These articles testify to his “condensed” life.

This museum itself is a fine building with an oxidized silver-colored tiled roof and facades of namako kabe (lozenges of black, flat tiles with protruding joints of white plaster), a feature of the Preservation District for Groups of Traditional Buildings.

Basic info

Price adults: ¥520; Young people (high school/university students): ¥310; children (elementary school/junior high school students): ¥100
Access 1-minute walk from Hagi Hakubutsukan Mae Bus Stop (Hagi Junkan Māru Bus Eastbound)
Phone 0838-25-6447
Address 355 Horiuchi, Hagi
Open 9am-5pm (last entry 4:30 pm)
Holiday 2nd Wed, Thu, Fri in June, December 30 to January 1, 4th Wed, Thu, Fri in January, Every Wed from January to the 2nd Wed in March