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Akama Shrine

4-1 Amidaijicho, Shimonoseki 750-0003, Yamaguchi Prefecture
+81 83-231-4138
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Very historic andcworth a visit

Came here on a Saturday and it was beautiful. Not busy, lovely gardens, nice castle you can wash... read more

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Miike2000
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Akam Shrine is for Emperor Antoku who died in the Kanmon Strait in 1185 安徳天皇を祀る神宮

Heike clan was defeated by Genji clan in the Kanmon Strait in 1185. Akama-jingu enshrines Emperor... read more

Reviewed 7 May 2018
tadJapan
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Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan
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4-1 Amidaijicho, Shimonoseki 750-0003, Yamaguchi Prefecture
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Came here on a Saturday and it was beautiful. Not busy, lovely gardens, nice castle you can wash hands and drink from the sacret fountain . It has steps you if you have difficulty you might not be for you.

Thank Miike2000
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Reviewed 7 May 2018

Heike clan was defeated by Genji clan in the Kanmon Strait in 1185. Akama-jingu enshrines Emperor Antoku who died in the Kanmon Strait during the long battles between Genji and Heike. Heike clans' days were over at this final battle in this area. Present Emperor...More

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Reviewed 31 October 2017

This shrine is dedicated to the 8-year old emperor of 820+ years ago who killed himself after being defeated in a historical war that set up a new governing era. Typical of Shinto shrines, we can only go to the front of the shrine, offers...More

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Reviewed 11 July 2017

At Karato is two shrines for worship (the other is the Kameyama Hachimangu). This one hosts a Emperor who died in childhood. The door is unique which looks like a city gate which is considered an attraction of the city.

Thank ugin38
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Reviewed 24 June 2017

The shrine is walkable and nearby the fish market. The history of the shrine well known. To prepare for my visit, I watched the movie based on the Shrine. To my surprise, the shrine is well kept. We walked the ground and visited the area...More

Thank Marc N
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Reviewed 17 April 2017

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 have a "far" view of it.

Thank HK C
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Reviewed 29 February 2016

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.

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Reviewed 5 November 2015

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 up with costume as adults.

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Reviewed 22 September 2015 via mobile

After being told the story of this shrine suddenly this place had more meaning, especially since I visited it with my 5yo son. The shrine isn't big compared to some we've in visited in Japan but the gate is impressive and the location over looking...More

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Reviewed 26 February 2015 via mobile

As my title suggests this is a great little shrine that's well worth a visit if you are in shimonoseki. However I wouldn't recommend going there just to see this. The gate is amazing but the rest of it is very small with a smoking...More

1  Thank Wells666
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