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. 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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  • Went here "Akama shrine' in decades, Buri. Looking up from the road here Akama shrine has bright lights such as Palace. Street building has been rebuilt after the war, should be bright red and white painted building rises Suitengu shrine and signs, just a feeling that the God of the sea. Street corridor during the previous visits here, could see inside, but this time until the Offertory of the shrine entrance. I had a very disappointing. During this visit a limited period of time, such as when the Festival. History is exactly becomes "Genpei War ended in' Heike destruction stage and pulpit, is a shrine to Festival that enters the battle of Emperor antoku. Life-size and his little emperor of his 6-year-old years are seen as a statue in the treasure house of the back. Here is paid, still 100 yen so take also look is please. Here the temple, such as the scene of the Genpei War and "平家琵琶" written in glittering screen-you can glimpse into the events that led to the URA. Also gave birth to the tragedy while outside, we talk about the tale of the Heike "Koizumi Yakumo" made, "Earless Hoichi ' of may"gather,". Who lost the fight grave is not so well known, behind Heike family's grave, dug into the rock in the dimly lit corner says it's sad ending. This also reveals the history of the Taira clan, including those where you might be better.
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  • Next to the day of the Qing and the memorial, the place is small, the special point is a shrine in the red weekend, the shrine, when the sky is only a few of us, no other people, if you talk to the Japanese and the museum, you can look at the road. No advice is given.
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  • And whenever I in Shimonoseki tourism is Heike like perfect tourist destination. No ear writes the tale of the Heike and Akama-Jingu Shrine left the Office behind the dimly lit road Tomb statue of Hoichi, Heike quietly Festival has been. Impression of the species richness do they direct sunlight and watch this Dim, like that tells the rise and fall of the Taira clan Wolf. Not well-known that there are is the Akama Shrine Festival Emperor antoku, tombs of other Heike premises. Please visit take a look at. Incidentally, held every year at the beginning of may the late Emperor Festival but has become unbearable important events like the Heike also. Made in the Sino-Japanese oiran is a must see!
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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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