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Ganryujima, Shimonoseki

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  • If you are a fan of Musashi Miyamoto, you must visit this small island. It was a statue of the famous fight between Musashi and Kojiro Sasaki. Of course, Musashi won to live a long life. They have boa...  more »
  • If you're a fan of Miyamoto Musashi this is a must. Not particularly easy to get to or well publicised but that makes to experience all the better.  more »
  • This place is for Japanese Sumurai lovers. Legendary Musashi beat anther samurai legend Kojiro on this little island. This story is very popular in Japan. It takes only 10min by a ferry from both Miji...  more »
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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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