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Shimonoseki Former British Consulate

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Shimonoseki Former British Consulate

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4-11 Karatocho, Shimonoseki 750-0005 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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BZimm08 wrote a review Sep 2020
Iwakuni, Japan1,571 contributions575 helpful votes
In Shimonoseki, near the fish market and wharf are a few Western-style buildings. The former British Consulate is one of the buildings that still stands today. You can enter the building, free of charge and view the few rooms open to the public. There are a few artifacts on display with information (in English). The upstairs is a cafe and there is a small gift shop inside as well. I felt the exterior is more impressive with the beautiful brick architecture. Touring the inside won't take but 15 minutes, but I feel it is worth stopping by.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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すらんぼ3 wrote a review Apr 2020
Shimonoseki, Japan594 contributions73 helpful votes
There are several traditional western-style buildings in Shimonoseki. This building is one of them, and was constructed in 1906. The Union Jack is hoisted during daytime. On the second floor, we can enjoy meals and tea feeling the unique atmosphere different from ordinary buildings. 下関にはいくつか伝統的な西洋風の建物があります。これはそのうちの一棟で、1906年に建築されました。日中は、英国国旗が掲揚されています。2階では、普通の建物とは違った独特の雰囲気の中で、食事とお茶を楽しむことができます。
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Date of experience: April 2020
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Kimitaka S wrote a review Dec 2019
Taichung, Taiwan9,556 contributions470 helpful votes
Thanks to its strategic location and its importance as an international port, Shimonoseki once was very important. That’s why British consulate was installed in this city. Unfortunately it was closed on the day I was there. But it was even worth taking pictures from outside.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Keizo wrote a review Jan 2019
Kawasaki, Japan1,499 contributions247 helpful votes
Nice looking old western style buildings near Karato Bus Stop including this one. Please see those before going to Karato Market or Kamon wharf.
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Date of experience: January 2019
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Peter R. wrote a review Sep 2018
Ulsan, South Korea1,348 contributions81 helpful votes
As a British expatriate who has lived in South Korea for 15-years, it was only natural that I would pay a visit to the Shimonoseki Former British Consulate when visiting the area for a few days. Designated an 'Important Cultural Property' by the Government, the magnificent brick building (built 1901) has been painstakingly renovated by Shimonoseki City over a 5 1/2-year period (2009 ~ 2014), for which the local authority deserves all the credit. Externally, I particularly liked the "crow-steps" to the false gable above the main entrance .... very period! Inside, the rooms are furnished with appropriate period furniture and a visit to excellent 'Restaurant Liz' upstairs is a must!
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Date of experience: April 2018
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