Western Honshū

About 5km northeast of Shimonoseki Station, this park has superb views over the Kanmon Straits from the top of 268m-high Hino-yama. To get to the lookout's ropeway, get off the bus at Mimosusōgawa (¥260, 12 minutes). From here it's a steep 10-minute walk to the ropeway entrance. There are also buses from Shimonoseki Station (stop 3) that can drop you at the Hino-yama ropeway stop (¥260, 15 minutes, hourly).

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1. Kanmon Tunnel

0.46 MILES

This is where you come to get that picture of yourself with one foot in Honshū and the other in Kyūshū. For the 780m submarine walk to Kyūshū, take the…

2. Dan-no-ura Memorial

0.46 MILES

This memorial marks the spot where the decisive clash between the Minamoto and Taira clans took place in 1185. Here, Taira no Tokiko plunged into the sea…

3. Akama-jingū

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This shrine is dedicated to the seven-year-old emperor Antoku, who died in 1185 in the battle of Dan-no-ura. On the left is a statue of Mimi-nashi Hōichi …

4. Karato Ichiba

1.22 MILES

A highlight of a trip to Shimonoseki is an early-morning visit to the Karato fish market. It's a great opportunity to try sashimi for breakfast or lunch,…

5. Former British Consulate

1.36 MILES

Built in 1906, this handsome example of Meiji architecture, one of the few such remaining original buildings in Japan (most were destroyed or relocated),…

6. Idemitsu Museum of Art, Moji

1.65 MILES

Reopened in 2016 after an extensive renovation, this beautiful, modern museum sits a stone's throw from Mojikō harbour and holds about five exhibitions…

7. Kōzan-ji

2.17 MILES

This National Treasure is the family burial temple of the local Mōri lords, and has a Zen-style hall dating from 1327, making it the oldest example of Zen…

8. Shimonoseki City Art Museum

2.22 MILES

The Shimonoseki City Art Museum, on the main road at the edge of the old Chōfu area, houses an eclectic collection of local art, which is rotated based on…