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Kanmon Bridge

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Address: 22-34 Mimosumogawacho, Shimonoseki 751-0813, Yamaguchi Prefecture
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This is the place where 2 hisitorical battles were fought.

The Kanmon Bridge is at the narrowest spot in the Kanmon Straits between Honshu and Kyushu, where there were two historical battles. The first one was fought between... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 October 2016
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Shimonoseki, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

The Kanmon Bridge is at the narrowest spot in the Kanmon Straits between Honshu and Kyushu, where there were two historical battles. The first one was fought between Genji-clan and Heike-clan in 1185. Emperor Antoku passed away here in the Strait and Genji started the Samurai period in Kamakura. The second one may be called Shimonoseki Campaign (Shimonoseki War), when... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Good way to take pictures and have a walk along the kanmon straits. Plus if you had a great meal in the Karato market and you need some exercises.

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Fukuoka, Japan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

it was an easy access from shimonoseki train station to this place. i was used 1-day pass bus ticket to travel to this place. you can see the huge bridge and feel breeze air around, good view. Across the street you can find undersea tunnel for human which is possible to walk or bike. Take the elevator down and walk... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2015

We stayed in a hotel a few hundred meters from the bridge and we had a great view of the traffic crossing the bridge - traffic above and boats below. The bridge is similar in design to Forth Road Bridge in Edinburgh and Golden Gate in San Francisco. There is also a pedestrian walkway below the bridge via an underwater... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2014

Wonderful bridge with under sea tunnel , an experience of life time which takes dedication, innovation and technology to build, a wonder of times

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Ranfurly, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2011

I was a solo female passenger on the mv Cap Capricorn when we sailed from Kobe to Pusan on the way to New Zealand. Our Captain allowed me to sit quietly on the bridge which was a privaledge . Approaching the bridge on such a large vessel I thought we would not fit! but slid under very well. The view... More 

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