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Address: 4-1 Amidaijicho, Shimonoseki 750-0003, Yamaguchi Prefecture
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Small Temple Site close to Karato Sea Market

Ideally to visit by walking along the riverside when visiting the Karato Sea Market. I've been told that it is for good fortune for children, and yes I saw some locals with their... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2015
Antwerp, Belgium
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Hong Kong, China
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

A well maintained Japanese style temple which has a history related to the royal family. Only the front of the temple is accessible by the public. The inner part of it is closed and visitors can only have a "far" view of it.

Thank HK C
Plantation, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 February 2016

We were only here for a very short time. It was a lovely little shrine with a great view. There was many locals there and it was very easy to get to. Be careful as there are many steps.

Thank SLynnS01
Antwerp, Belgium
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2015

Ideally to visit by walking along the riverside when visiting the Karato Sea Market. I've been told that it is for good fortune for children, and yes I saw some locals with their children all dressed up with costume as adults.

Thank Christo168
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2015 via mobile

After being told the story of this shrine suddenly this place had more meaning, especially since I visited it with my 5yo son. The shrine isn't big compared to some we've in visited in Japan but the gate is impressive and the location over looking the strait is amazing. If you're in Shimonoseki I would recommend you pay this place... More 

2 Thank Flyingfishies
Reading, United Kingdom
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172 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2015 via mobile

As my title suggests this is a great little shrine that's well worth a visit if you are in shimonoseki. However I wouldn't recommend going there just to see this. The gate is amazing but the rest of it is very small with a smoking area and vending machines.

1 Thank Wells666
Delray Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 503 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2014 via mobile

The unique and appealing entranceway to this shrine is a fitting memorial to the young boy whom it was built for. The rear temple is surrounded by reflecting pools - a little hard to see - best viewed from the side. The views from the terrace overlooking the Straits are amazing. Combine a visit to this shrine with a walk... More 

1 Thank backpacker31
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2014

One of the most impressive Shinto shrines I visited in Japan - and one of the best-located. Amazing dragons guarding the incense burners!

1 Thank ptskipton
Ibara, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2014

This shrine is a good view, but what steals the show is its gate. And when I went, a special ceremony was being held. Something to do with 2013 being an unlucky year. It is conveniently located on Shimonoseki's main drive--and its gate makes it hard to miss. Not to mention that this is one of Japan's 1st ranked imperial... More 

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