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Akama Shrine

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4-1 Amidaijichō, Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi 750-0003, Japan

Shinto shrine dedicated to a 12th-century child emperor, with a distinctive bright red main gate.

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Mondays: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Tuesdays: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Wednesdays: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Thursdays: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Fridays: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Saturdays: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Sundays: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

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Yohann Junique 2 weeks ago

You probably stopped nearby for the fish market, make a small detour here for a beautiful temple with a view on the river

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Youji Nomo 3 months ago

The last land of the Heike clan. Emperor Antoku, who was accompanied by Ninomiya, is enshrined here. Earless Hoichi is also quietly enshrined here. The structure is modeled after Ryugu Castle. It is a symbol that can be seen from the road along the coast.

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Bob M 4 months ago

Calm and peace moment here at this Shrine. You can walk around the shrine to view the little tree and forest.

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Kay S Ford 4 months ago

This shrine is popular with an ancient Earless Houichi tale, which is based on a little Emperor called Antoku's tragic death in a battle on the local water called dan-no-ura in 1185. The 6year old emperor was supported by the losing side, an unfortunate thing, and on the run. The Minamoto, the winning side caught up, had a battle then the courtiers picked him up before jumping into the sea with the boy. The shrine honors the Taira cran, the lost side. Now Houichi was an excellent Lute (Biwa) player. So good that the Taira ghosts turned up and guided this blind trainee monk to their graves for the own little concert. Houichi was happy enough to be led out every night to play for a seemingly noble crowd but his mentor monk realised Houichi was fading away and one night, caught him playing in front of the graves. What did this mentor do, to save the boy? You can Google it! 😁 Lovely place with a chrysanthemum as the emblem to show a member of Royal family tests here.

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Alex Nguyen 6 months ago

The shrine is kinda quite shiny and fabulous to us. It is nice to stop by and enjoy the beauty of shrine architecture and decoration.