What to Expect
We can do round trip from Mojiko through Shimonoseki to Mojiko viewing Kanmon strait breathtaking scenery.
Shimonoseki got become a stage of historic moments such as battle and treaty.Also it has long history as a port town.
Mojiko was flourished as international trade port.
The architectural remainders at that time, a commercial district called Kaikyo Plaza,
and Mojiko Retro Observation room comprise fantastic townscape of Mojiko retro against the Kanmon strait.
We can stroll around and feel the blaster of Retro modern town.
Please pick up following numbers that you would like to visit.
3.4.5. are on Shimonoseki. 220.127.116.11.11are on Mojiko . 2 and 6 are connecting Shimonoseki and Mojiko.
Pictures of all spots(numbers) are on my tour plans of my site, please refer to them.
1.Mekari shrine (nearby entrance of the tunnel)
It is located at northernmost point of Kyushyu island.
It is faced to Kanmon strait and located right under the Kanmon-kaikyo bridge.
You can see the passing of ships and tidal current very closely from shrine.
If you are lucky, you can also see whirlpools.
2.Kanmon Undersea Tunnel for pedestrians（15minutes walk, Mojiko ⇔Shimonoseki）
This tunnel connect between mainland and Kyushu island.
It is the only undersea pedestrian tunnel in the world.
On the middle of it, you can find the sign of the prefectural border between Fukuoka and Yamaguchi.
And you can across the border with only one step.
3.Mimosusogawa Park (nearby exit of the tunnel)
It is located near by Kanmon Tunnel Footpath Entrance (Shimonoseki side)
This park provides a representative view of the Kanmon Strait. It also witnessed turning points of Japanese history.
Two historical memorials are displayed here.
One is images of important figures of Dannoura 's Naval battle and
the other is 5 cannons and a batteries used in Shimonoseki war.
4.Akama Jingu Shrine
Once you pass through dragon palace shaped Suitenmon Gate, you can feel distinctive atmosphere of spiritual site.
5.Kameyama Hachimangu Shrine.
Pray with Japanese manner.
Also enjoy big torii gate made of granite, structures, and beautiful view.
6.Kanmon Ferry ride: at Karato Terminal
Across Kanmon strait from Shimonoseki to mojiko.
You can enjoy beautiful scenery including Kanmon-kyo bridge and Ganryu-jima Island.
7.Lunch( before or after No. 6):At Karato Ichiba fish market or Mojiko
Once it was used as a means of transportation,but now, it is used for making your travel more attractive.
You can ride and go around Mojiko Retro district .
Go up to :
9.The Mojiko Retro Observation Room or 31st floor of the high –rise condominium ”Retro Hi –Mart”:
you can experience amazing panoramic view of Kanmon straight including Kanmonkyo Bridge, Mojiko, and Shimonoseki.
10.Old Moji Mitsui Club which was a social club of Mitsui Zaibatsu ( industrial and financial conglomerates. )
We can see the memorial rooms for Albert Einstein at where he and his wife stayed in 1922.
11.JR Mojiko Station
After 6 years repair works for preservation, it is released in March 2019.
It is a national cultural important property. You can see the architectural remainders of Taisho era.
If time allows you can do shopping at Mojiko Retro District.
Old Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd. Building.
Old Moji Custom Bldg.
Blue wing Moji Bridge(draw bridge)