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Akama Shrine, Shimonoseki

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Religious Site Tourist Spot
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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TripAdvisor
  • A well maintained Japanese style temple which has a history related to the royal family. Only the front of the temple is accessible by the public. The inner part of it is closed and visitors can only ...  more »
  • We were only here for a very short time. It was a lovely little shrine with a great view. There was many locals there and it was very easy to get to. Be careful as there are many steps.  more »
  • Ideally to visit by walking along the riverside when visiting the Karato Sea Market. I've been told that it is for good fortune for children, and yes I saw some locals with their children all dressed ...  more »
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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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  • 舊社格為官幣大社,整體較為米你,若前往市場或春帆樓可以順道訪問