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Akama Shrine, Shimonoseki

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Visit Akama Shrine, an elegant shrine with a sad dedication. It commemorates Antoku, a child emperor who drowned at a very early age during the culturally important nautical battle of Dan-No-Ura. Observe the colors and style of the building and gate, said to be inspired by the folkloric, sub-aquatic palace of the dragon god Ryujin. Located on the waterfront not far from the battle site, the shrine affords views of the bay. Our Shimonoseki trip generator makes visiting Akama Shrine and other Shimonoseki attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • At Karato is two shrines for worship (the other is the Kameyama Hachimangu). This one hosts a Emperor who died in childhood. The door is unique which looks like a city gate which is considered an attr...  more »
  • It's like a palace gate. Antoku's fate with the Taira were defeated in the battle of 壇之浦 is enshrined. What desire ryuuguu castle-like structure, at least at the bottom of the water Palace fun living in want. There is a grave of Taira died at 壇之浦 on the side of people. Also front at sea in the Heian Era end here was the last battle of the Genpei War, and I think I feel the drama of history.
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  • Red is Heike impressive shrine can scoot around. And souvenir shop on the grounds, which sell amulets. Small bag charm was. Amulet for the grandchildren to think looking, as expected, grandma was buying.
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  • Many Shimonoseki, where most tourist attractions in the Yamaguchi Prefecture Office so much especially about the history place. That one is the Akama shrine. Heike ruined by Yoshitsune at the battle of 壇之浦. This shrine is dedicated to Emperor antoku embraced by 2 in Indonesia at that time, the. Red building is impressive. And tourist attractions in addition to the shrine grounds, enjoy relatively slowly. Useful in combination with 壇之浦 battlefield ruins to explore.
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  • Kanmon Strait is a magnificent view overlooking beautiful Hill in vermilion Torii shrine. Fire on a sunny and clear blue sky shining shrine and looking somehow feel the solemn atmosphere. Temple sea view from the main gate on the back. Partly in the photo, but not quite. Peeked from the sea is also beautiful, b! (Lol) ☺ water received the green floor, uniquely beautiful praise impression received from the appearance of the main building was also impressive.
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  • This is a shrine where the Emperor antoku. Appearance is very beautiful, is admirable. ☆ I found good reason has been compared to the Palace was good to go. Shimonoseki tourism, is recommended. Have a resting place.
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  • Shine no 2017 / 03 visit Heike family's grave and ear, an impressive man, such as red-painted shrine. Everyone says vaguely feel Chinese. Personally I was Dalian shrine inside. The Museum existed in Dalian in Manchuria during the Russo-Japanese war is like. That I have seen in front of the modern history of Japan. Akama shrine, Dalian Shinto shrine, Japan West Gate Chinju Hachiman shrine, nokyo-SHO of three offers.
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  • I think good feet carried once in the area was the scene of history. No ear would be good experience with knowledge of a visit.
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