SHIMONOSEKI

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).

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Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi Prefecture.


SHIMONOSEKI MAP

Shimonoseki is indicated by the red marker.

For a larger version of this map see: Shimonoseki Map

SHIMONOSEKI ATTRACTIONS

SHIMONOSEKI OBSERVATION DECK or LOOKOUT

Kaikyo Yume Tower
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 o...

SHIMONOSEKI TEMPLES

Kinzan Kozanji Temple
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...

Author: Craig Fryer

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