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    Ganryujima island

    by gogonicetrip Updated May 12, 2007

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    Ganryujma island, is a uninhabited island located in the Kanmon Strait between Kitakyushu and Shimonoseki.

    This island is well known as a place where the two renowned swordsman (samurai) of the Edo Era.

    Musashi Miyamoto and Kojiro Sasaki, fought their final duel on April 12, 1692.
    This island is named after the school of Kojiro Sasaki who defeated by Musashi Miyamoto.

    Today, we enjoy this island, having unique events such as lug of war held every year.

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    Akama Shrine

    by gogonicetrip Updated May 12, 2007

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    Akama Shrine enshrines the Heike clan and the young Emperor Antoku, who died in the battle against the powerful samurai clan, Genji.

    Sentei Festival is held in May every year.
    This festival was started when court ladies visited the grave of the Emperor Antoku and prayed for this young emperor who died at a mere eight years old during the battle between the Heike and the Genji.

    - Opening hours : 9am to 4:30pm

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    Karato Market

    by MikeAtSea Written Apr 16, 2008

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    This is the the “kitchen” of Shimonoseki. The Karato Market is a leading gastronomical location in Shimonoseki. Crowds descend on the market until lunchtime every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday to savor delicious meals of sushi and other seafood delights served by rows of open-air stalls.

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    Shrines at Shimonoseki Station

    by MikeAtSea Written Apr 16, 2008

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    A collection of smaller temples and shrines are connected by a trail system that starts east of Shimonoseki Station and runs throughout the line of hills behind the city's buildings next to the Kanmon Straits. At the eastern end, Hiyoriyama Park on the hillside is a pleasant forested green spot for a picnic.

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    Shimonoseki Centre

    by MikeAtSea Written Apr 16, 2008

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    The ports, major shopping areas and business areas of the largest city in Yamaguchi Prefecture are clustered around JR Shimonoseki Station which is surrounded by water on three sides. Many business' and stores can be found in the central part of the clean and well layed out city.

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    Chofu Garden

    by gogonicetrip Written Jun 22, 2008

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    Chofu Garden is located in Shimonoseki City, used to be the Samurai house of Nishi Ykinaga who was the vice leader of Chofu-clan.
    The inside of the park has an area of 31,000 m2, Shoin, Chaya, Szuma are still remained around the pond.
    A quiet atmosphere still is retained there today.
    In the park you can see a waterfall that develops from the water of the pond, in addition, the cherry trees, pine trees maple trees and the calamus are able to be appreciated.
    You can enjoy the variety of this Kaiyu-shiki (walk around style) Japanese garden every season.

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    Karato-ichiba, is a fish market

    by gogonicetrip Updated May 12, 2007

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    Karato-ichiba, is a fish market in Shimonoseki establish in 1933, and the trading volume of the blowfish is No.1 of Japan.

    This market is not only the wholesale market of fresh fishes taken in the sea around Shimonoseki but also the retail market of fishes, marine products and sushi.

    You can eat various Sushis with a economical price.

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    Mt. Hinoyama

    by gogonicetrip Updated May 12, 2007

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    Hinoyama is a mountain located in Shimonoseki with an altitude of 268m.
    Hinoyama means mountain of fire since there was a signal fire place to tell an enemy’s attack.

    From the observatory at the summit of the mountain, beautiful views, such as Kanmon Bridge, Shimonoseki city, Genkainada, and Suo-Nada, can be seen.

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    Kaikyo-yume tower

    by gogonicetrip Updated May 12, 2007

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    Kaikyo-yume tower means Kanmon Strait dream tower is a landmark of Shimonoseki-city, and has the international conference hall and the exhibition trade fair site.

    From the observatory at 143m high place, around Shimonoseki-city, Kanmon Strait including Kanmon Bridge, Ganryujima Island as well as Mojiko Retro district can be seen.

    - Opening hours : 9:30am to 9pm
    - Admission fee : 600 yen an adult

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    WALK UNDER KANMON STRAIT

    by kiwigal_1 Updated Jun 24, 2004

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    I recommend walking under Kanmon Strait across to Kyushu. It is quite a cool feeling thinking about all that water above you. Unfortunately there are no glass sections in the tunnel to see the fish.

    On the other side is Moji-Ko in Kitakyushu City which makes a nice day trip from Shimonoseki (or vice versa!)

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    Kaikyo Yume Tower

    by MikeAtSea Written Apr 16, 2008
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    The Kaikyo Yume Tower was opened by Yamaguchi Prefecture on July 20, 1996 and at 153 meters tall this landmark is the tallest tower in western Japan. The tower is a bold addition to the skyline that enables visitors to get a birds-eye view from the observation floor. The view of the Kanmon Straits from 143 meters is well worth the price of admission. The tower is part of Kaikyo Messe Shimonoseki which includes an international trade building and conference arena.

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    Kaikyokan

    by MikeAtSea Written Apr 16, 2008
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    Approximately 20 thousand fish and marine creatures are displayed from 500 different species. There is a huge tank which replicates the tide of the Kanmon Straits. Various types of fugu, or blowfish, are also displayed. There are also skeletal displays of the blue whale, the largest such skeleton in Japan.

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    Aquarium

    by salisbury3933 Written Jan 28, 2006

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    We paid a quick visit to the aquarium in Shimonoseki. Interesting enough, but par for the course as far as aquariums go.

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    Kanmon Channel

    by MikeAtSea Written Apr 16, 2008

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    The Kanmon Channel is an important route used by 700 ships a day due to its proximity to Korea and it is a unique feature important to Shimonoseki.

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