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Akama Shrine, Shimonoseki

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Religious Site · Tourist Spot
Visit Akama Shrine, an elegant shrine with a sad dedication. It commemorates Antoku, a child emperor who drowned at a very early age during the culturally important nautical battle of Dan-No-Ura. Observe the colors and style of the building and gate, said to be inspired by the folkloric, sub-aquatic palace of the dragon god Ryujin. Located on the waterfront not far from the battle site, the shrine affords views of the bay. Before you head to Shimonoseki, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Shimonoseki trip planner, to make sure you see all that Shimonoseki has to offer, including Akama Shrine.
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  • It is one of the main attractions in Shimonoseki. I strongly recommend you to visit this shrine. The entrance gate, painted in red and white, is photogenic.  more »
  • The Akama Shrine in Shimonoseki is a huge and vibrant complex. I stopped here on one of my tours and was glad I had additional time to explore as there is a lot to see here. I love the colors of the.....  more »
  • Interesting shrine dedicated to the child emperor Antoku who drowned at the battle of Dan-no-ura. Also the site of the famous ghost story about Earless Hochi.
  • Good place to sightseeing because there are lots of English translations.
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