Akama Shrine, Shimonoseki

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. Before you head to Shimonoseki, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Shimonoseki trip planner, to make sure you see all that Shimonoseki has to offer, including Akama Shrine.
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  • Heike clan was defeated by Genji clan in the Kanmon Strait in 1185. Akama-jingu enshrines Emperor Antoku who died in the Kanmon Strait during the long battles between Genji and Heike. Heike clans' day...  more »
  • I went to the late Emperor Festival was once seen from the front. Gorgeous, wearing a kimono tayu 上臈 worship is very beautiful and Nice. Turnout is high, so arriving early latency is required, but very helpful.
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  • Karato's is a 5-10 minute walk. Looks great shrine is so easy to understand. Façade facing the sea gate (Gate Suitengu) was beautiful clean white base and top in red.
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  • Beautifully piled up rocks are adorable. There is a statue of no-ears Buddhist hoichi.
  • Red shrine in Shimonoseki... and what is not many people say harks back to the Akama shrine? This is a kinda romantic buildings such as Palace look like a shrine. Is well known that honours the Emperor antoku, and worship at the shrine and a short walk to your left ear no shrine enshrines the man there. And also the tombstone of the Heike. No ear candles and incense sticks and placed in the shrine of the visit can. Lafcadio Hearn's ears without Yoshikazu elementary school, for the first time when memories come to mind... that made me feel strange. Also, in the shop without ear of anime was playing on TV. Is always flowing "or a look would be your time, but also good! try to go near karato market and an aquarium, so after a visit to the delicious things to eat?.
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  • During the recent Akama shrine Court rituals and Festival of late Emperor, each year may 2-takes place over four days. Long said "it rains of late Emperor, and Kokura Gion, it snows". Gathered, it is showing a bustle. 5/2 Heike family's memorial service, 3 上臈 road (oiran) is done, gorgeous, costumes by bailiff is outside blest Shimonoseki city, will be unveiled here Akama-Jingu Shrine in the last octet. Includes a Taira ship battle at sea. Your schedule will be available, but once during golden week come and see. Exactly at the same time there are Hakata dontaku.
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  • Is a Shinto shrine located a 10-minute bus 🚌 from Shimonoseki station. The altar, is a Jinja shrine enshrines Emperor antoku at the battle of the Bay water. No mounds of the Heike and ear, y. together. I think that where power can become a sacred heart and stand on the side of the Palace of wonders like Suitengu gate and dispel evil thoughts.
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  • Japan's shrine. To get a little rough and tumble, the in like Seokguram. The gentleman in black and white on the head of a long life on the Red skirt-clad students can see that Alba. Hit the ball, but got up anyway and horoscopes do not. There is a bus stop conveniently right in front of it. What the hell did you wonder if this new red pillars.
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