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Shoin Shrine

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Address: 1537 Chinto, Hagi 758-0011, Yamaguchi Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 838-22-4643
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Interesting piece of modernization history

This shrine is dedicated to one of the very early reformers in the mid 19th century. After the arrival of Perry's fleet forcing the opening of Japan some people with foresight... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 February 2016
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Sao Paulo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016 via mobile

This shrine is dedicated to one of the very early reformers in the mid 19th century. After the arrival of Perry's fleet forcing the opening of Japan some people with foresight wanted to go to Western countries to study and to reform the country but the Shogun would have none of it and Yoshida Shoin paid the ultimate price. It... More 

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Seto, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2015

Shouin-Shrine is dedicated a mentor "Shouin Yoshida" whose students became reformers of modern-Japan. This temple is located in the same property with his academy "Shouka-Son Juku". Renting bicycle may be convenient to get there and then go to "Toukou-Shrine" which is a family temple of Lords Mouri.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2014

The shrine is at the back of the compound and as with most shrines in Japan well maintained with great statues and icons on display. as it is in the Shoka Village you get to see a lot more than just the shrine. I really liked the small shrine just next to it.

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Hilo, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2012

Very visual, experiential and educational about the time when so called 'rebels' insisted to open Japan to foreigners. Fantastic way to get to know the philosophy of the great thinkers of its time. Definitely worth a visit if you have an interest in Japanese history.

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