Hinoyama Park

Hinoyama Park, Shimonoseki: Address, Phone Number, Hinoyama Park Reviews: 4/5

Hinoyama Park

85 reviews
Very good

Amsterdam, The Netherlands313 contributions
OK view
Jun 2019
We took the gondola up, up on the hill the view is OK but there is nothing else. The tourist guide mentioned a revolving restaurant, but everything is closed and worn down. For the best view the tower in Shimonoseki is a better option.
Written June 23, 2019
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Hong Kong, China273 contributions
Great view, but they're dissembling the observatory
Jul 2017 • Solo
You can still climb to the deck of the ropeway station. The map shows there's some cannons at the other end of the park, and that's all. The observatory at a higher position is being dissembled now perhaps the deck can already serve the observation purpose. The staff of the ropeway are very friendly though. Was informed by them that the ropeway will only serve in morning and afternoon, but not during the night (except summer weekends and fireworks days) which the night view might be a selling point. You may drive up at night though.

Quite a paradox - it should be the only option to have a near and a panoramic view of Shimonoseki and the Kanmon bridge (the towers on both side is slightly far from the bridge already), but it doesn't quite worth coming indeed.
Written July 11, 2017
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kawa,Japan242 contributions
historical view downside
Feb 2013 • Solo
It is an excellent panorama view point at the west end of the Main Island of Japan. We look down the Kanmon channel passing between the Main Island and Kyusyu Island. The great Kanmon Bridge is just in front and the Dan-no-Ura path is at our foot where a number of vessels go through every hour in the day taking care of the rapid ocean flow in the narrow channel. The channel is the place of two major historical events, that is the two sea battles which highlight the beginning and the end of warrior's government of 600 years in this country, the Dan-no-ura battle in 12th century and the battle against the England navy by local warrior's forces in 150 years ago. In the left hand we see the calm Setonaikai Ocean continuing to the east.
From the Shimonoseki station, we can reach the Hi-no-Yama panorama view point, taking a bus and ropeway.
The tragic story of the Dan-no-Ura battle is described in Heike Monogatari, one of the most famous Japanese medieval literature and it says the defeated warriors sank themselves under the rapid flow of the channel, including the infant Emperor whom they took as a hostage. Many historical sites remains in the area and the bus from the station pass through the such major sites.
Written August 2, 2013
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