Former Residence of Shinsaku Takasugi

Shinsaku Takasugi was born in 1839 (Tenpo 10) as first son of Kochuta Takasugi, Okumishi of feudal retainer. When he was 19 years old, he committed to exclusion policy in Shokasonjuku where he went because Genzui Kusaka recommended him. He organized the army “Kiheitai” as collected volunteers from the public regardless of social position as changed completely the soldier organ which was only for Samurai. Later, military affairs organization like Kiheitai became the power to turn to revolution. In the site area, there is a tablet inscribed with a haiku which is written by Shinsaku when he became a priest at once.

[ Access ]
From Kikuya-ke, it is 2 minutes on foot, or 1 minute by bicycle. Or 4 minutes on foot from the bus stop “Hagi-hakubutsukan-mae” the line “Maaru bus” clock wise (Shisaku).
[ Hours ]
9:00~17:00(From November to March ~16:00)
[ Fees ]
100 yen
[ Closed ]
Irregular (Confirm beforehand)
[ Links(Japanese) ]
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