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Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi

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Shimonoseki (下関市; -shi) is a city located in Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan. It is at the southwestern tip of Honshu, facing Kitakyushu across the Kanmon Strait.

It is known for "Fugu" or globefish/pufferfish/blowfish, as this is where the largest catch of these fish is taken in Japan each year.

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Shimonoseki aquarium KAIKYOKAN with the Kanmon Strait and Moji-ku, Kitakyushu in the background. The Karato area of Shimonoseki city near this aquarium has been popular with young people recently.


The city was founded on April 1, 1889.

The geographical position of Shimonoseki has given it historical importance, especially with the Bombardment of Shimonoseki and the Treaty of Shimonoseki, where a defeated China handed over Taiwan, the Pescadores, and Port Arthur to the victorious Japanese.

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Main sightseeing spots and institutions

The area of JR Shimonoseki station and Karato

  • KAIKYOKAN (Aquarium)
  • KARATO MARKET
  • NAGATO MARKET
  • GREEN MALL (The shopping arcade of the South Korean style.)
  • SEA MALL (The largest shopping center in West Japan.)
  • KAIKYO YUME TOWER (KAIKYO Messe Shimonoseki)
  • Shimonoseki Port International Terminal (Pusan, Qingdao, Shanghai)
  • Shimonoseki Port
  • Yamaguchi Bank Co.,Ltd. (The head office)
  • Hayashikane Sangyo Co.,Ltd. (The main office)
  • MT.HINOYAMA
  • KAMONWHARF
  • FORMER BRITISH CONSULATE
  • AKAMA SHRINE etc.

The area of Castle town Chofu

  • Street with earthen walls
  • Kozanji (Temple, National treasure)
  • Shimonoseki City Art Museum
  • Chofu Garden etc.

The area of Toyoura

  • KAWATANA ONSEN (Hot spring)

The area of Houhoku

  • TUNOSIMA (island)

Regular services

Traffic

  • The main JR Nishi Nihon stations (Sanyo Main Line and San'in Main Line)
    • Shimonoseki station
    • Shin-shimonoseki station
    • Hatabu station
    • Ozuki station
    • Kawatana-onsen station
  • The main JR stations (Sanyo Shinkansen)
    • Shin-shimonoseki station
  • Bus
    • Bus company (A loop-line bus in the city.)
      • SANDEN KOHTSU CO.,LTD.
      • BLUE LINE KOHTSU CO.,LTD.
    • Intercity bus services (Arrival and departure in Shimonoseki city)
      • Between Various parts of the Shimonoseki city and Tokyo
      • Between Various parts of the Shimonoseki city and Osaka, Kobe
      • Between Various parts of the Shimonoseki city and Hiroshima
      • Between Various parts of the Shimonoseki city and Fukuoka
      • Between Various parts of the Shimonoseki city and Fukuoka Airport etc.
  • Highway (Chugoku jidousyadou)
    • Shimonoseki interchange
    • Ozuki interchange
  • International ferries
  • Surrounding airports

External links

  • Official website (http://www.city.shimonoseki.yamaguchi.jp/) in Japanese
  • Official website (http://www.city.shimonoseki.yamaguchi.jp/seisaku/kokusai/english/index-e.htm) in English

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