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Akama Shrine

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Exquisite shrine gate

This shrine is dedicated to the 8-year old emperor of 820+ years ago who killed himself after being... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2017
DYA717
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Honolulu
Worshipping spot

At Karato is two shrines for worship (the other is the Kameyama Hachimangu). This one hosts a... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2017
ugin38
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Osaka, Japan
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4-1 Amidaijicho, Shimonoseki 750-0003, Yamaguchi Prefecture
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Reviewed 22 July 2018

Akama shrine is dedicated to Antoku, a Japanese emperor who died as a child in the Battle of Dan-no-ura, which occurred nearby in 1185. This battle was important in the history of Japan because it brought an end to Genpei War in which the Minamoto...More

Thank lantagee
Reviewed 16 July 2018

Picturesque, colourful and photogenic Shinto Shrine on the banks of the Kanmon Straits facing Mojiko. It may have been very busy with tourists by the busload when I visited, but on a bright sunny day nothing could detract from the beauty and serenity of the...More

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Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

Came here on a Saturday and it was beautiful. Not busy, lovely gardens, nice castle you can wash hands and drink from the sacret fountain . It has steps you if you have difficulty you might not be for you.

Thank Miike2000
Reviewed 7 May 2018

Heike clan was defeated by Genji clan in the Kanmon Strait in 1185. Akama-jingu enshrines Emperor Antoku who died in the Kanmon Strait during the long battles between Genji and Heike. Heike clans' days were over at this final battle in this area. Present Emperor...More

Thank tadJapan
Reviewed 31 October 2017

This shrine is dedicated to the 8-year old emperor of 820+ years ago who killed himself after being defeated in a historical war that set up a new governing era. Typical of Shinto shrines, we can only go to the front of the shrine, offers...More

Thank DYA717
Reviewed 11 July 2017

At Karato is two shrines for worship (the other is the Kameyama Hachimangu). This one hosts a Emperor who died in childhood. The door is unique which looks like a city gate which is considered an attraction of the city.

Thank ugin38
Reviewed 23 June 2017

The shrine is walkable and nearby the fish market. The history of the shrine well known. To prepare for my visit, I watched the movie based on the Shrine. To my surprise, the shrine is well kept. We walked the ground and visited the area...More

Thank Marc N
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
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
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.

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