Ganryujima, Shimonoseki

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  • Do not cross-flow is a very famous Surfer statue of Musashi and Sasaki, Koji is a high stance and tried to see where this statue just like gabogil recommend
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  • The boat ride from the port of Shimonoseki. Stage of the well known history is worth the small island. I think statues or inscription other than nothing. Toilet in the note was not found from so far away.
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  • Ganryūjima is from Fukuoka Prefecture, see? Close to you was not able to see the map and will ever be. Where boats from Yamaguchi Prefecture on the island, there are looked for in the Yamaguchi Prefecture. Houses and entering the premises, or are looking for a way to go does not, on the other side is filled with facilities such as shipyards, as large companies and therefore cannot see the island almost from the opposite bank. Finally from the mouth of the river pier of the island where there were found. What is maintenance of the island seen from the Yamaguchi Park, etc.?
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  • This is the island where Musashi fought his duel with Sasaki Kojiro. If you are interested in Japanese history, it is a good place to go. You can ramble around the island and chill out a little bit.
  • The island is very smal with no shops or anyone living there for long time.The name of the Island was Funejima after the defeat from Musashi the Island name changed to Ganryujima to Honor Sasaki Kojirō who real name was Ganryū Kojirō . The place Is like a big park empty with symbolic grave for Sasaki Kojiro who was defeated by Miyamoto Musashi. You have to get a ferry and takes 10 minutes arrive. Also you can find Statue from this two great Samurais and one boat at the beach where Musashi arrived and fight with Kojiro. (symbolic not the real one) At the duel Musashi arrived late making Kojiro impatient and upseted.Some legends say Kojiro was not able to see Musashi really well because his position looking at the sea at Sunset. what may be the mistake that took his life.but this are all legends.
  • Famous battle field of Kengo!
  • Not so much to see but if you're interested by samurai you'll enjoyed it !
  • It is a historic tourist attraction. I think it doesn't take so much time around the entire island. No shops or vending machines. Ryoma Sakamoto and his wife visited there. Went by boat to the island. There were boats from Shimonoseki.
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