Akama-jingu Shrine

Photo: Yamaguchi Prefecture

Photo: Yamaguchi Prefecture

Photo: Yamaguchi Prefecture

Photo: Yamaguchi Prefecture

This shrine is dedicated to Antoku, a Japanese emperor who drowned himself at the age of eight years old who were defeated in the Battle of Dan-no-ura, which occured in 1185. The contrast between the white walls in front of the Kanmon Straits, and the vivid vermilion Suitenmon Gate is a must see. In the precinct, there is Heike's tombs and a treasure museum that exhibits items related to the Heike family. During May 2 to May 4, the shrine hosts an annual festival called Senteisai or The Emperors Festival.

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Address

4-1 Amidaiji-cho, Shimonoseki-shi, Yamaguchi

Tel

+81-83-231-4138

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