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Shimonoseki

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Fugu Capital

A bustling port town noted as the site of two major battles in Japan's history, Shimonoseki also attracts gourmands as the world capital of the potentially poisonous pufferfish, or fugu--prepared only by licensed chefs and considered a delicacy. From its location on the tip of Honshu Island, the town offers easy access via trains, bridges, and even walking tunnels to the opposite island of Kyushu. Numerous buses connect Shimonoseki's districts, allowing you to visit all its shrines, museums, and shopping malls, while the harbor area, known for its aquarium and scenic hilltop viewpoints, can be explored on foot. Gastronomic tours of Shimonoseki have plenty to cover, with specialized fugu restaurants, sushi places, and sea markets dominating the city's dining scene; take your pick from a staggering variety of seafood, including angelfish, sea urchin, and the controversial whale meat. Shimonoseki is in Yamaguchi Prefecture. Make the most of your holiday in Shimonoseki by finding out about its attractions and choosing what to see using our Japan trip itinerary maker website .
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Shimonoseki boasts a number of two- and three-star hotels, mostly clustered around the town's train station, offering both standard rooms and suites, as well as air conditioning and onsite buffets or restaurants. For a more affordable option, choose an inn or a bed in a hostel, also centrally located, with clean rooms and Internet access. Renting an apartment or room short-term can also be a great option for the budget-conscious.
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