Shimonoseki travel guide
Shininoseki is situated on the westernmost tip of the prefecture faces Kitakyushu-city’s
Moji with Kanmon Strait in between, and connected by the Kanmon-kyo-Bridge and
The Kanmon Strait is known as the scene of an ancient battle leading the fall of the Heike Clan.
Dan-no-ura canal, where the Emperor Antoku (eight-years-old grandson of Heike Clan
Taira-no Kiyomori), who fled to Dan-no- ura, took his own life by drowning himself.
The shrine located in Shimonoseki, enshrines the Heike clan and the young
Emperor Antoku, who died in the battle against the powerful samurai clan, Genji.
the tragic young emperor and has the Emperor Antoku’s tomb in its precincts.
Shimonoseki is the Japan’s principal fishing ground for the Blowfish, is called
Fugu in Japanese.
The Treaty of Shimonoseki, known as the Treaty of Maguan in China, was
signed on April 17, 1895, between the Empire of Japan and Qing Empire of
China, ending the First Sino-Japanese War.
A mountain located in Shimonoseki-city with an altitude of 268m.
From the observatory at the summit of the mountain, beautiful views,
such as Kanmon Bridge, Shimonoseki city, Genkainada, Mojiko Retro
district and Suo-Nada, can be seen.
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.
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