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Akama Shrine

4-1 Amidaijicho, Shimonoseki 750-0003, Yamaguchi Prefecture
+81 83-231-4138
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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
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
Hong Kong, China
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  • Average21%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
31 Oct 2017
“Exquisite shrine gate”
11 Jul 2017
“Worshipping spot”
4-1 Amidaijicho, Shimonoseki 750-0003, Yamaguchi Prefecture
+81 83-231-4138
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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.

Thank Christo168
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...More

2  Thank Flyingfishies
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...More

1  Thank Wells666
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...More

1  Thank backpacker31
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
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