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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  • September 24, 2017
    Red Gate looks very unlikely and the shrine was impressive. Go up the stairs and is great for company. In somewhat exotic, it was a strange atmosphere.
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  • September 23, 2017
    Temple was the scene of the decisive battle of the Genpei War last-no-URA. It is Akama shrine is dedicated to Emperor antoku was enters into the sea in this fight. Compared to a Palace, its appearance is very good and beautiful ☆ Akama shrine visit and be impressed with its splendour as well as be able to feel the Verve of the Genpei War both men and the world's. Suitengu gate stands as overlooking the sea of Emperor antoku was particularly impressive. Also next to the main hall and antoku Emperor ling, behind that "Earless Hoichi" of may talk about a famous, together. ☆ Shimonoseki tourist views of the sea, including the kanmon Strait from the ground, because Vista was nice shrine is highly recommended for spot.
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  • September 18, 2017
    This deficit between God's Palace in Tang dynasty account city vicinity public car 輕 convenient to Prada, this time I promote very del Carmen Strait pedestrian trails out the back along the way to this spot, its right there is little far. God House can from charge participation views, in climbed 階 ladder zhiqian, can release now this here with General of Japan shrine not too a model courses, built Tsukiji fish market brought has in the China color, that Mein preclusion between of big del Carmen/f room also Po has features, God House border inside not is big, but has many 階 ladder to climbed, ascended back head overlooking Tang account city Gatwick a brought of coast, King views pour also not wrong, Shopping finished of 後 can promote next bian out of to, to see Macedonia about terms approximately of 簽 訂 to, addition in God House another a side has real had Bible can overlooking about del Carmen big bridge of Observatory, still has kanban solutions said, said is Zeng 經 is for because ahead has Bible Gatlinburg up maybe more high/f big/Xianggang, has Bible cannot method clear see see about del Carmen big bridge has. Enblock said in the future, brought down client market in the future, because the location set, this location over the future participation of God views it.
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  • July 15, 2017
    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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  • June 8, 2017
    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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  • May 18, 2017
    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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  • March 15, 2017
    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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  • May 18, 2017
    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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