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Ganryujima, Shimonoseki

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  • It is a bronze statue of Musashi and Kojiro. Use the liner to go. It is recommended or planned to go around the whole island and quite a distance, so what you want to see.
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  • You can back and forth from Shimonoseki ferry. Moji port-side options. There is never much impressed honestly thought and fought against Musashi and Kojiro location. In the path do not have too much time?
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  • The longs in the history of the island. Salzburg historic made for? From that was the very small size of the island at the time, even at one time has been quite a number of residents on the island of this size! It was able to know and visit. That very large ships pass through the staff. Who has seen almost no honest, wherein can relate, I leisurely boat views visit even better?.
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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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