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Kanmon Bridge

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Mimosumogawacho, Shimonoseki 751-0813 Yamaguchi Prefecture
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Yamaguchi Highlights: Karato Market, Tsunoshima & Motonosumi Inari Shrine
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Yamaguchi Highlights: Karato Market, Tsunoshima & Motonosumi Inari Shrine

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・Convenient pick-up and drop-off locations in Fukuoka City. Not so early departure tour for a leisurely day in Yamaguchi Prefecture by Sea of Japan! <br><br>・Have a glimpse of Yamaguchi in Japan’s Chugoku region! Akama Shrine in Shimonoseki has a long history and is regarded as power spot by the local. <br><br>・Karato Market is in particular notable for its seafood and sushi, and a can't-miss spot for sushi fans! <br><br>・Experience driving across the&#xa0;Tsunoshima Bridge and visit Motonosumi Inari Shrine which is selected as one of Japan's 31 most spectacular spots. The impressive shrine gates stand in a row and stretch over 100 meters towards the sea, attracting viewers to a fascinating torii world.
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tadJapan wrote a review Dec 2020
Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan4,005 contributions3,120 helpful votes
下関側から見た関門橋。唐戸市場のあたりから撮影した。以下は、かつて英文で書いた紹介だが、修正して引用したい。Covid-19が収束したら、海外からも戻ってきてほしい。 The Bridge is at the narrowest spot in the Kanmon Straits between Shimonoseki, Honshu and Moji, Kyushu, where there were two historical battles. The first one was fought between Genji-clan and Heike-clan in 1185. Emperor Antoku passed away here in the Strait and Genji started the Samurai period in Kamakura. The second one may be called Shimonoseki Campaign (Shimonoseki War), when Choshu-clan( in Yamaguchi Prefecture) was defeated by the fleet made of the 4 countries- the British Empire, USA, France and the Netherlands in 1864. Shinsaku Takasugi who was a kind of representative of the Choshu side started to topple down the Samurai system. The first place of the movement started in Kozanji temple(national treasure temple) in Chofu, Shimonoseki, a few months later after the defeat in 1864. The armies led by Shinsaku Takasugi defeated the Samurais which were more than 10 times in size and scale. This became the substantial start to establish the Meiji Restoration in 1868.
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Date of experience: April 2020
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tes108 wrote a review Feb 2020
Newcastle, Australia593 contributions174 helpful votes
This magnificent bridge spans a busy and rough sea passage. Visible from along the waterfront in Shimonoseki but is worth driving across too.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Kimitaka S wrote a review Dec 2019
Taichung, Taiwan9,556 contributions470 helpful votes
It is a large bridge between Honshu and Kyushu. Since it is reserved for automobiles, pedestrians cannot walk. However you can appreciate its beauty from distance.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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John C wrote a review Jun 2019
Quezon City, Philippines1,630 contributions525 helpful votes
More than anything Kamnon bridge connects the islands of Honshu and Kyushu. fukuoka prefecture to Yamaguchi Prefecture. The bridge is passable by car, but there is a train tunnel and pedestrian tunnel. You can also cross thru 5 minute ferry boat ride. It is also home of famous puffer blow fish.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Adrian L wrote a review Apr 2019
Los Angeles7,259 contributions289 helpful votes
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Just an amazing structure marking the entrance of Japan into the Modern World! For centuries, crossing the Strait was not easy, but now you could cross it safely within a few minutes. There are plenty of spots looking into the Kammon Bridge and due to the afternoon sun, we watched the Bridge from the Honshu side - Dannouracho. It is a nice photo spot for 15 to 30 minutes.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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