12 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 12 sights are available in Shimonoseki, Japan.

Sightseeing Tours in Shimonoseki

1. Akama Shrine

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Akama Shrine

Akama Shrine is a Shinto shrine in Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan. It is dedicated to the child Emperor Antoku, who died 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. Kaikyokan

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Shimonoseki City Shikimitsu Saki Aquarium (Shimonoseki Shiritsu Sashimi Seikisuzokan) is an aquarium where there is a Karato area of Shimonoseki City, Yamaguchi Prefecture. Opened on April 1, 2001. The nickname is Kaikokan. Under the designated administrator system, Shimonoseki Marine Science Academy is managing and operating.

Wikipedia: 下関市立しものせき水族館 (JA)

4. 旧下関英国領事館

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The former Shimonoseki British Consulate (Kyushimono Seiki Kokurojikan) is the oldest consulate in Japan in Karado -cho, Shimonoseki City, Yamaguchi Prefecture. A two -story brick structure completed in December 1906 (Meiji 39). It was designated as a national important cultural property in May 1999.

Wikipedia: 旧下関英国領事館 (JA)

5. 忌宮神社

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The shrine is a 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 Naka stayed during the pacification of the bear attack.

Wikipedia: 忌宮神社 (JA)

6. 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)

7. 櫛崎城跡

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Kushizaki Castle is a Japanese castle located in Miyazaki -cho, Shimonoseki -shi, Yamaguchi Prefecture (Toyoura -gun, Nagato Country). It is also written as Kushizaki Castle, and is also referred to as Yuyama Castle, Chofu Castle, and Nagabu Jinya.

Wikipedia: 櫛崎城 (JA)

8. 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

Toyota Hotaru's Sato Museum is a museum located in Toyota-cho, Shimonoseki City, Yamaguchi Prefecture. The building was opened on June 5, 2004. From April 2020, the name 'Shimonoseki Municipal Natural History Museum' was also added.

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

9. 大連神社

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Dalian Shrine, Masaru: Dalenjinja is a shrine located in Shimonoseki City, Yamaguchi Prefecture. The shrine of Dalian Shrine, which was once a Japanese leasehold land in Kanto Shrine, was brought back to Japan and was rebuilt.

Wikipedia: 大連神社 (JA)

10. 引接寺

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Injo-ji Temple is a Jodo sect temple located in Nakano-cho, Shimonoseki City, Yamaguchi Prefecture. Its sango (literally, "mountain name"), which is the title prefixed to the name of a Buddhist temple, is Sekikameyama.

Wikipedia: 引接寺 (下関市) (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)

12. Mimosusogawa Park

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Mimosusogawa Park is an urban park in Shimonoseki City, Yamaguchi Prefecture. It faces Dannoura, the final stage of the Genpei War, and is located between National Highway No. 9 and the Kanmon Strait.

Wikipedia: みもすそ川公園 (JA)


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