Shimonoseki is a city located in Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan. It is at the southwestern tip of Honshū, facing the Tsushima Strait and also Kitakyushu. The city is best known to culinary daredevils as the home of fugu, a pufferfish as cute looking as it is potentially lethal. It is also a tourist’s city, boasting beautiful scenery, distinctive culture, and a rich history. There are many interesting attractions that visitors will enjoy.
Almost all of the attractions in Shimonoseki are reachable on foot along Route 9, which runs parallel to the coastline. These include the Akama jingo shirine, the Kaikyo Yme tower and the Sumiyoshi-jinja complex of shrines.
Things to See & Do
* Akama-jingu Shrine
* Shimonoseki’s Marine Science Museum
* Kozanji Temple Buddhist Sanctum
* Sumiyoshi-jinja Shrine
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Yen (JPY)
Language – Japanese
Population – 280,500 approx
Land Area – 716.14 km2
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT plus hours nine hours
International Country Telephone Code – 81
Port Location – The port of Shimonoseki is centrally located in downtown Shimonoseki.
Travel Links – JR Shimonoseki Station is the next-to-last stop on the San'yo Main Line and the last stop on the San'in Main Line. Shin-Shimonoseki, the Shinkansen station, is about seven minutes away by local trains and buses.
Shimonoseki Port is a short walk from JR Shimonoseki Station. There are high-speed ferries throughout the day from Moji Port in Kitakyushu.
Shimonoseki is served by four airports located outside the city. These include Kitakyūshū Airport, Kokura Airport, Yamaguchi Ube Airport (Only for domestic flights) and Fukuoka Airport.