Akama Shrine

Akama Shrine, Shimonoseki

12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

4.0
320 reviews
Excellent
73
Very good
182
Average
64
Poor
2
Terrible
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Kimitaka S
Taichung, Taiwan11,148 contributions
Photogenic
Dec 2019 • Solo
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.
Written December 29, 2019
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Zimminaroundtheworld
Okinawa Prefecture, Japan1,700 contributions
Vibrant Shrine, Beautiful Colors!
Nov 2019
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 shrine, it really stands out compared to other shrines I've seen throughout Japan. I wish I knew more of the background and history of the shrine, as there was a small cemetery here and other interesting monuments and features. Don't skip this shrine if you are near Shimonoseki!
Written November 24, 2019
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Keizo
Kawasaki, Japan1,510 contributions
Nice Looking Shrine
Jan 2019 • Solo
The shrine was built for 8 years old emperor Antoku from Heishi family who died in the battle with Genji family which ended the rule by Heishi in 1185.The impressive red and white gate was newly built or renovated in 1957 by Mr. Nakabe of Maruha corporation which was famous for whale fishing .
Written January 27, 2019
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tadJapan
Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan3,999 contributions
Akama Shrine is for the young Emperor Antoku who passed away in the Kanmon Strait in 1185.
Jan 2019 • Family
Akama Shrine is for the young Emperor Antoku who passed away in the Kanmon Strait in 1185. There was the final battle here in the Kanmon Strait between the Genji clan and the Heike clan. Then, the Genji clan started the Samurai warriors days which ended in 1868, when the Choshu people succeeded to topple down the Tokugawa bakufu after they fought with the samurai warriors in 1866,etc.
日本語を加えないと投稿できない仕組みになっていますが、おかしいです!日本語も英語も投稿可能言語のはずですが。。。
Written January 17, 2019
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thelonious22
Seongnam4,290 contributions
Cool Gate, otherwise typical shrine
Nov 2018 • Solo
Akama Shrine has one unique looking gate that sets it apart from the typical Japanese shrines. While not worth going out of the way for, it’s a short walk from Karato Market
Written November 27, 2018
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lantagee
Cairns, Australia10 contributions
Shrine for Japanese history buffs
Jul 2018 • Friends
Akama shrine is dedicated to Antoku, a Japanese emperor who died as a child in the Battle of Dan-no-ura, which occurred nearby in 1185. This battle was important in the history of Japan because it brought an end to Genpei War in which the Minamoto clan defeated the rival Taira clan, and ended the Taira bid for control of Japan. The shrine itself has many interesting stories and history and fantastic accommodation is across the road at Uzu House. If you love Japanese history especially around the Genji and Heiki then a place not to miss.
Written July 21, 2018
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Peter R.
Ulsan, South Korea1,348 contributions
Picturesque, colourful and photogenic Shinto Shrine!
Apr 2018 • Solo
Picturesque, colourful and photogenic Shinto Shrine on the banks of the Kanmon Straits facing Mojiko. It may have been very busy with tourists by the busload when I visited, but on a bright sunny day nothing could detract from the beauty and serenity of the location. Under a deep blue sky and surrounded by lush vegetation, the white walls and gold and vermillion painted Shrine was a positive explosion of colour.
Written July 16, 2018
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Miike2000
Brisbane, Australia4,211 contributions
Very historic andcworth a visit
Jun 2018 • Couples
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.
Written June 23, 2018
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tadJapan
Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan3,999 contributions
Akam Shrine is for Emperor Antoku who died in the Kanmon Strait in 1185 安徳天皇を祀る神宮
May 2018 • Solo
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 and Empress visited this shrine a few years ago.

There is a traditional festival "Sentei-sai" in the shrine on the 3rd of May every year when you can see the elegant scene with traditional costumes.

日本語をつけないと受理されない方式になり困っています。海外の人にも読んでもらうために英語だけでは投稿できないのは納得できません。日本のトリップアドバイザーは鎖国化したようです。
Written May 6, 2018
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DYA717
Honolulu9,267 contributions
Exquisite shrine gate
Oct 2017 • Solo
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 our prayers.
Written October 31, 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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