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Surrounding Area·Tourist information

 Straits of romance plenty
  A journey remaining in memory and excitement starts from here

Attractions around the hotel


Plaza Hotel Shimonoseki, located in the center of Shimonoseki, the gateway to the main Honshu, close to business and sightseeing spots

5 minutes by car from JR Shimonoseki Station, 10 minutes from Shimonoseki IC
Karato Market is also within easy walking distance to popular spots such as the Karato Market, Kamonwharf, Strait Yume Tower, KAIKYOKAN, Akama Shrine etc.

On a sunny day, while exploring the winds of the strait, it is also recommended to explore the seaside
  • Municipal Shimonoseki Aquarium, KAIKYOKAN

    • Municipal aquarium where "Penguin village" is unusual

      Kanmon Strait aquarium that faces the Kanmon Strait Channel and attracts special attention with its design inspired by a whale.
      "Kanmon Kaikyo Tidal Flow Tank" reproduces Kanmon Strait, Setonaikai, and the Setonaikai of Japan with a tank of approximately 90 tons.
      "Penguin village", please enjoy aquarium and underwater tunnel boasting the world's largest with water volume of about 700 tons and depth of 6 m.
      The appearance that a penguin swims like flying is a masterpiece. More than 100 kinds of pug fog exhibition in Shimonoseki.
      Get in touch with the aqua theater and fish where you can enjoy dolphin and sea lion shows against the Kanmon Strait
      Tatting pool · Virtual aquarium · Whole blue skeleton specimen of blue whale 23 m long,
      A lot of highlights.

      ·Business hours from 9: 30 to 17: 30 (Admission is until 17: 00.Business hours fluctuate according to the season)
      ·Transportation access About 8 minutes on foot from the hotel
  • Karato Market

  • Kamonwharf

  • Other, Shimonoseki City around Shimonoseki City

    • Strait Yume Tower

      KAIKYO MESSE SHIMONOSEKI, which consists of International Trade Building, Strait Yume Tower and Arena.
      Among them, the symbol of Shimonoseki, the Strait Yume Tower is 153 m tall.
      The observation room with spherical gross glass is 143 m tall.From the observation room from the Kanmon Strait
      Kyushu 360-degree large panorama that spreads over the mountains of Kyushu spreads.
      In the observation room, there is a “Marriage shrine” which has been selected as 100 Holy Lands for Lovers.
      It is also popular as a date spot.

      ·Business hours from 9:30 to 21:30 (admission is until 21:00)
      ·Business period January 1 to December 31 (Closed on the 4th Saturday of January)
      ·Transportation access About 10 minutes on foot from the hotel
    • Kanmon Strait / Ganryu Island

      Honshu Kanmon Strait between Honshu and Kyushu. The tide is about speed up to about 10 knots
      (18 km / h) and it turns east west four times a day.
      Kanmon Bridge is a dedicated expressway connecting the Chugoku Expressway and the Kyushu Expressway.
      Total length 1,068 m, height from sea level to roadway 61 m.Kanmon Strait is famous for its history.
      Battle of Dan-no-ura took place in 1185, and it was in the strait that the Heike was destroyed.
      In addition, the Ryukyu Ganryu Island where Miyamoto Musashi and Sasaki Kojiro made a duel in 1612 also became Kanmon Strait
      It emerges.Regular service is available for Ganryu Island ferryboat from Karato pier in Shimonoseki.

      ·Transportation Access Contact boat trip to the boarding fair about 10 minutes on foot from the hotel
    • Akama Shrine

      From the brightly-painted Suitenmon, you can see the boats that cross the Kanmon Strait.
      In 1185, the battle between Heike and Genji took place in the Kanmon Strait.
      In the famous Battle of Dan-no-ura, Emperor Antoku is a young man and held in the Niinoama and entered the water.
      At Akama Shrine, In Memory of Emperor Ankoku "Sentei Festival" is held every May In Memory of Emperor Ankoku "Sentei Festival".
      Heike gorgeous era picture scroll that reproduced the worship of the Heike female officer was a masterpiece.
      In the precincts of the shrine are the treasure hall, Shiti-Morizuka of the Heike Clan, Koizumi Yakumo (Lafcadio Hearn)
      But the famous Miminashi Hoichi-do is dotted.

      ·Transportation access About 5 minutes by car from hotel
    • Castle Town Chofu

      Chofu, Shimonoseki City is a castle town that leaves the charm Choshu clan Go-Man-goku, such as Samurai residence's soil wall and the Nagayamon.
      At the end of the Edo period, at Takasugi Shinsaku Kozanji Temple, where Takasugi Shinsaku was raised, the statue of Takasugi Shinsaku on horseback was brave
      I will show you.Emperor Chuai related Iminomiya Shrine, such as Nogi Shrine was dedicated to Maresuke Nogi,
      Chofu is a treasure trove of history tourism.

      ·Transportation access About 15 minutes by car from hotel
  • Tourist spots in Moji Harbor Retro District, Moji Ward, Kitakyushu City

    Mojiko Retro District facing Kanmon Strait in the Moji Ward, Kitakyushu City in Kanmon Strait in the Moji Ward, Kitakyushu City.
    A brick building that reminds us of the former glamorous bustle and a modern
    Buildings blend spectacularly.It is a topic sightseeing spot that you can enjoy all day.
    • JR Mojiko Station

      It is the oldest wooden station building in Kyushu built in 1914.
      It is designated as the only important cultural asset of the country in the whole country as a station.
      The design of the exterior is called Neo-Renaissance style, and the construction on the left and right is symmetrical
      It is a feature.The fountain in front of the station Retro Square will forget the time and stay away.

      Mojiko Station opens the grand opening March 10, 2019 in the form of construction time!
    • Former Moji Mitsui Club

      Exhibit the room the Dr. Einstein and his wife stayed.
      Important cultural property of the country.

      ·Opening hours 9:00 to 17:00, 7 days a week
    • Former Moji Customs

      Building of brick built in 1912.It was used as customs office building.
      The first floor is a customs permanent exhibition corner, a coffee shop.
      The second floor is an observation room overlooking the gallery and the Kanmon Strait.

      ·Opening hours 9:00 to 17:00, 7 days a week
    • International Friendship Memorial Library

      Kitakyushu is a German-style building built by imperial Russia in Dalian, China·
      It was duplicated in commemoration of the 15th anniversary of Dalian Friendship City signing.
      Contrast of tea and white by German type half-tattoo Western style,
      It is an impressive building with chimneys, Dome windows, steeple part and so on.
      The 1st floor is a restaurant, the 2nd floor is the library holding Chinese and Asian literature, the 3rd floor is the materials exhibition room.

      ·Opening hours 9:00 to 18:00, (every Monday and the next day after the holiday is closed)
    • Blue Wing Moji

      It is the largest pedestrian-only pedestrian bridge in the whole country.
      From here, the Kanmon Strait and Kanmon Bridge are very beautiful and beautiful.
      It opens and closes approximately every hour.
    • Kanmon Kaikyo Museum (Straits Dramaship)

      Kanmon Strait is a museum where you can feel past and present of the Kanmon Strait with five senses.
      "Strait Atrium" and "Strait History Corridor" that reproduce the strait-related history.
      There are plenty of places such as "Straits Retro Street" which reproduced the old cityscape.

      ·Opening hours 9:00 to 17:00, 7 days a week (closed due to security inspections)

      It is currently closed for renovation. Scheduled to reopen around the fall of 2019
    • Kyushu Railway Memorial Hall

      Exhibit old-fashioned real vehicles and railway cultural heritage.
      Driving experiences facility, Kyushu's railway large panorama,
      There is a mini railroad park where you can drive the mini train by yourself and run the track.

      ·Opening hours 9:00 to 17:00, 7 days a week (closed due to security inspections)
    • Mojiko Retro Observation Room

      Height 103 m.It is a great tourist spot with a view of the Kanmon Strait and Mojiko Retro from the observation room.
      There is a cafe and it is popular among families and lovers. The scenery from dusk to night is worth seeing.

      ·Open from 10:00 to 21:30, closed four times a year at irregular holidays.
      ·Mojiko Retro Access to Mojiko Retro It is approximately 20 minutes by car from hotel
    • Ogura castle

      In 1602 I began The castle construction of Kokura castle and completed about 7 years ago.
      The castle tower on the fifth floor and the sixth floor is beautiful and a symbol of Kokura, Kitakyushu, Kokura, Kitakyushu.
      Completely burned by fire in 1837.The current castle was rebuilt afterwards.
      The area around the castle is also famous as a cherry blossom spot, making it a place for citizens to relax.

      ·Opening hours (from April to October) 9:00 to 18:00 (entry until 17:30)
             (November to March) From 9: 00 to 17: 00 (Admission is until 16:30)
      ·closing day, December 29 to 31
      ·Transportation access About 50 minutes by car from hotel
    • Itozu Mori Park

      Lions and tigers can be found at the zoo in Itozu no Mori Zoological Park, which is full of greenery.
      About 100 species of 520 breeds are raised.
      "Fureai Zoological Park" raises food to animals and small animals hug.

      ·Opening Hours, 9: 00-17: 00
      ·Closed day, Tuesday (In the case of public holidays, next day, spring, summer, winter vacation, Golden Week is opened)
      ·Transportation access About 1 hour by car from the hotel