Shimonoseki is a city at the very south western tip of Yamaguchi Prefecture Chugoku region on Honshu island and just seperated from Kitakyushu on the island of Kyushu by the narrow Kanmon Strait. Shimonoseki is sometimes referred to as the 'Fugu Capital' as the city area is the largest producer of puffer fish in Japan. Shimonoseki attractions include Kaikyo Yume Tower, Akama Shrine, Kameyama Hachimangu Shrine and Kinzan Kozanji Temple (National Treasure).
Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi Prefecture.
Shimonoseki is indicated by the red marker.
SHIMONOSEKI OBSERVATION DECK or LOOKOUT
Kaikyo Yume Tower is a 153m skyscraper with an observation deck in Shimonoseki in Yamaguchi Prefecture. Kaikyo Yume Tower is the tallest tower in western Japan and it dominates the skyline of Shimonoseki. In addition to the observation deck which provides excellent views of Shimonoseki and the Kanmon Strait, the Kaikyo Yume Tower contains a conference centre and offices. Kaikyo Yume Tower was designed by NTT Power and Building Facilities.
Kinzan Kozanji Temple is a Buddhist temple of the Rinzai sect which is in Shimonoseki in Yamaguchi Prefecture. The Butsuden of Kinzan Kozanji Temple was completed in 1320 and is a designated National Treasure, features elements of Japanese and Chinese architecture in its design. The Butsuden's architectural style is known as Zenshuyo (Zen style) and it is oldest remaining example in Japan. The other buildings in the Kinzan Kozanji Temple complex are more recent, with the Sanmon dating to 1773 and the Kyozo dating to 1799. Kinzan Kozanji Temple is the 19th temple on the Chugoku 33 Kannon Pilgrimage.
Author: Craig Fryer