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Dannoura Ancient Battlefield

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21-1番 Mimosusogawachō, Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi 751-0813, Japan

Slim green strip with statues representing the warring Heike & Genji clans in a 12th-century battle.

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Bob M 4 months ago

Good for sightseeing trip by walking from the underground tunnel.

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TY Fung 4 months ago

After I finished my walk in Kanmon Tunnel Footpath, this was the first place that I found, just opposite to the road.

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Alfonso Sanzone 6 months ago

Dannoura Battlefield, or 壇之浦古戦場, is a historic site in Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi Prefecture, marking the place of the final battle in the Genpei War. Fought in 1185 between the Taira and Minamoto clans, this decisive naval battle led to the Minamoto's victory and marked the rise of the first shogun. Visitors to the area can explore memorials and landmarks associated with this monumental event. The battleground's serene setting by the sea juxtaposes with the turbulent history it represents, making it a poignant destination for those interested in Japan's rich martial legacy.

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T M 7 months ago

A battle that took place on March 24, 1185 (April 25, 1185) at the end of the Heian period at Akama Seki Dannoura in Nagato Province (now Shimonoseki City, Yamaguchi Prefecture). This is the final battle of the Jisho-Juei War, which brought down the prosperous Taira clan. The place where the two major powers in Japan at the time fought and settled here. Various stories were born in the battle between these two, and they are still told by people today.

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Roland Horne 2 years ago

It's quite hard to find using GPS. Park in the parking lot of the Kanmon pedestrian tunnel, and cross the road. Good view of the bridge.