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JAPAN

Japan is situated in northeastern Asia between the North Pacific and the Sea of Japan. The area of Japan is 377,873 square kilometers, nearly equivalent to Germany and Switzerland combined or slightly smaller than California. Japan consists of four major islands, surrounded by more than 4,000 smaller islands.

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JNTO TRAVEL PLANNER

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  6. Akama-jingu Shrine

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Attractions

Akama-jingu ShrineYamaguchi

Akama-jingu, located in the city of Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi Prefecture, was founded in 1185. It is sacred to the spirit of Emperor Antoku, who died at only three years of age. Emperor Antoku drowned himself together with the Heike clan who were defeated in the last battle at Dannoura between two great samurai clans, the Heike and their rivals, the Genji. Rebuilt in 1958, the vermilion-lacquered gate that overlooks the Kanmon Strait near Dannoura has come to symbolize Akama-jingu. In the temple precincts, visitors can see the Shichimori-zuka (seven mounds) that are sacred to the Heike warriors who lost the battle of Dannoura.
 
Address & Access
Address: 4-1 Amidaiji-cho, Shimonoseki-shi, Yamaguchi
Admission Fee: Free in the shrine precincts
Closed:Open throughout the year
Directions
JR Shimonoseki Stn./Bus/10-min. ride/Akama-jingu-mae Stop/3-min. walk