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Keizo wrote a review Jan 2019
Kawasaki, Japan1,499 contributions247 helpful votes
You get off bus at Mimosuso gawa stop to go to the tunnel under the sea, you would see those Samurai's statues(Yoshitsune from Genji and Tomomori from Heishi) and cannons used during the Choshu(former Yamaguchi)and the 4 western countries allies anyway.
Date of experience: January 2019
Peter R. wrote a review Jul 2018
Ulsan, South Korea1,348 contributions81 helpful votes
Having walked from Mojiko JR Station and crossed the Kanmon Strait via the Kanmon undersea tunnel, by the time I came out of the tunnel entrance on the Shimonoseki side back into the strong sunlight, I was in need of some refreshment. Immediately opposite the tunnel entrance was a promenade facing the Kanmon Strait with an array of reproduction cannon and a few bronze statues. More importantly a vending machine dispensing cold drinks was able to quench my thirst before I turned my attention to reading the information boards accompanying the exhibits. I was somewhat intrigued to read that, ... "At this place in August 1864 the combined fleet of America, Britain France and Holland attacked and defeated the Choshu-han Clan, which governed this region of Japan". Sufficiently intrigued, that on return to my home country I have had to look-up why this event was a turning point in Japanese history towards the Meiji Restoration and modern Japan today. Sometimes you need to take a break to learn something new!…
Date of experience: April 2018
Yan C wrote a review Jun 2018
Hong Kong, China794 contributions224 helpful votes
The park runs along the waterfront, commanding an excellent view of Kanmom Strait and Kanmom Bridge crossing over the Strait. My visit was made on a sunny day. The water was calm; sea traffic was light. The scenery is absolutely charming ! The displays inside the park include several old cannons and two statues of past Japanese heroes. Locals would have many stories to tell. It is a most pleasant stroll. It is perhaps too much to suggest it is a must for visitors to check it out, but certainly worthwhile to come along when in the neighbourhood. …
Date of experience: May 2018
DYA717 wrote a review Oct 2017
Honolulu9,321 contributions536 helpful votes
Couple of statues depicting historical persons and some old cannons. A good place to relax watching the ships passing by and the changing tides which occurs 4 times per day. Across the park is the entrance to the pedestrian tunnel for walking to/from Kyushu.
Date of experience: October 2017
Bobo Ngan wrote a review May 2017
Hong Kong, China425 contributions40 helpful votes
Enjoy sea view with Historical sign. Some one wear traditional clothes used a story box to talk Historical story in the park. Good to take photos and relaxing walk. If go to Kanmon Tunnel for Humans, visit here, just opposite.
Date of experience: April 2017