11 Sights in Shimonoseki, Japan (with Map and Images)

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Explore interesting sights in Shimonoseki, Japan. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 11 sights are available in Shimonoseki, Japan.

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1. Akama Shrine

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Akama Shrine

Akama Shrine is a Shinto shrine in Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan. It is dedicated to Antoku, a Japanese emperor who died as a child in the Battle of Dan-no-ura, which occurred nearby in 1185. This battle was important in the history of Japan because it brought an end to Genpei War in which the Minamoto clan defeated the rival Taira clan, and ended the Taira bid for control of Japan.

Wikipedia: Akama Shrine (EN), Website

2. 下関市立美術館

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Shimonoseki City Art Museum is a public museum that opened in Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan, in 1983. The collection of some 2,200 items includes works by Kanō Hōgai, Kishida Ryūsei, Matsumoto Shunsuke, Takashima Hokkai , Oka Shikanosuke , and Kazuki Yasuo , as well as a New Kingdom Egyptian shawabti and Late Period image of Horus in the guise of a falcon.

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3. Sino-Japan Peace Treaty Memorial Hall

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The Nisshin Discussion and Memorial Hall is a memorial museum located next to the Harufan Building in the town of Amitaba Temple, Shimonoseki City, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan, with the theme of the Treaty of Shimonoseki signed in 1895 between China and Japan, and is managed by the Shimonoseki City Museum of History.

Wikipedia: 日清議和紀念館 (ZH)

4. 旧下関英国領事館

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The former British Consulate in Shimonoseki is the oldest existing consulate building in Japan, located in Karato-cho, Shimonoseki City, Yamaguchi Prefecture. A two-story brick building completed in December 1906 (Meiji 39). It was designated as a national important cultural property in May 1999 (Heisei 11).

Wikipedia: 旧下関英国領事館 (JA)

5. 大連神社

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Dalian Jinja (大連神社, Dalian Jinja) is a Shinto shrine located in Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan. It was rebuilt by bringing back the body of Dalian Shrine in Dalian City, Kanto Province, which was once leased land of Japan, to Japan, and is now the precinct shrine of Akama Jingu Shrine.

Wikipedia: 大連神社 (JA)

6. 櫛崎城跡

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Kushizaki Castle (櫛崎城, Kushizaki-jō) was a Japan castle located in the town of Miyazaki, Nagafu, Shimonoseki City, Yamaguchi Prefecture (Toyoura District, Nagato Province). It is also written as Kushizaki Castle, and is also called Oyama Castle, Chofu Castle, and Chofu Jinya.

Wikipedia: 櫛崎城 (JA)

7. 忌宮神社

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Imiya Shrine is a Shinto shrine located in Shimonoseki City, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan. Located almost in the center of Chofu (castle town area), it is said to be the site of Toyoura Palace, the palace where Emperor Chuai stayed during the Heijo of the bear attack.

Wikipedia: 忌宮神社 (JA)

8. Tsunoshima Lighthouse

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Tsunoshima Lighthouse is a lighthouse on the island of Tsunoshima in the city of Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan. It is notable as being one of only six lighthouses in Japan which had a first order Fresnel lens, the most powerful type of Fresnel lens.

Wikipedia: Tsunoshima Lighthouse (EN)

9. 豊田ホタルの里ミュージアム

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豊田ホタルの里ミュージアム アラツク / CC BY-SA 4.0

The Toyota Firefly Museum is a museum located in Toyota-cho, Shimonoseki City, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan. It opened on June 5, 2004. From April 2020, the name "Shimonoseki City Museum of Natural History" has been added to it.

Wikipedia: 豊田ホタルの里ミュージアム (JA), Website

10. Mimosusogawa Park

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Mimosusogawa Park is an urban park located in Shimonoseki City, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan. It faces Dannoura, the final stage of the Genpei Battle, and is located between National Route 9 and the Kanmon Strait.

Wikipedia: みもすそ川公園 (JA)

11. 下関市立考古博物館

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Shimonoseki City Archaeological Museum opened in Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan, in 1995. It is located next to the Ayaragigō Site, a Yayoi settlement that has been designated a national Historic Site.

Wikipedia: Shimonoseki City Archaeological Museum (EN)


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