The Opposite Shore: Shimonoseki

Mojiko Retro area History and historic sites / See / Play

Shimonoseki, located one stop away from JR Moji Station and 5 minutes by boat from Moji Port, is packed with things to see and do.

On weekends and national holidays, Karato Sea Market holds “Ikiiki Bakangai,” an event with stalls lined up selling seafood.

During this bustling event, which also attracts visitors from overseas, you can order takeout of delicious sushi with fresh seafood topping, Shimonoseki’s famous fugu or deep fried seafood.

There is a lawn terrace on the roof, giving impressive views of the Kanmon Straits.

Also, neighboring Kanmon Warf is a seaside mall featuring a lineup of restaurants and souvenir stores where you can enjoy Kanmon’s famous seafood.

You can also marvel at beautiful scenery from the seaside boardwalks.

In addition, Shimonoseki has numerous historical sites from the Genpei War and end of the Edo period, making for an enjoyable stroll among historical surroundings. Highlights include Akama Jingu Shrine, where the Emperor Antoku is enshrined and who is said to have drowned in the Shimonoseki Straits during the Battle of Dan-no-ura; Mimosusogawa Park, which contains a replica of a Choshu battery from the Shimonoseki Campaign; and the Former British Consulate in Shimonoseki, an Important Cultural Property that was built in 1906.


Address(Karato Market) 5-50 karatocho, Shimonoseki City, Yamaguchi (Kamon Wharf) 6-1 Karatocho, Shimonoseki City, Yamaguchi
Opening hours(Karato Market) Mondays-Fridays 5:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. / Sundays and holidays 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (Ikiiki Bakangai Market) Fridays and Saturdays 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. / Sundays and holidays 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (Kamon Wharf) Opening hours may d
URL (Karato Market) (Kamon Wharf)
Closed daysFor closing days during New Year’s holidays and Obon holidays, please ask each shop.
Phone number+81-83-231-0001 (Karato Market)
+81-83-228-0330 (Kamon Wharf)
Access5 minutes from Mojiko Pier by Kanmon Line passenger ship




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