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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
  • City Shimonoseki Aquarium, KAIKYOKAN

    • Municipal aquarium where "Penguin village" is unusual

      Kanmon Strait aquarium facing the Kanmon Strait, attracting a lot of attention in the design that imaged the whale.
      "Kanmon Kaikyo Tidal Flow Tank" reproduces the Kanmon Strait, the Setonaikai Sea and the Setonaikai of Japan in about 90 tons of aquarium.
      "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.
      Dolphin and Sea Lions Show with Aqua Theater and Fish Enjoying the Kanmon Strait Background
      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 consisting of the International Trade Building, Strait Yume Tower, 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 "Marriage shrine" chosen as the 100 sacred place of lover's sanctuary,
      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

      Kanmon Strait flowing 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 an exclusive motorway linking Chugoku Expressway and Kyushu Expressway.
      Total length 1,068 m, height from sea level to roadway 61 m.Kanmon Strait is also famous for its history.
      In 1185, the battle of Dannoura spread and the Heike is destroyed in this strait.
      In addition, Ganryu Island that Miyamoto Musashi and Sasaki Kojiro fought in 1612 also entered the 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

      You can see the ship going through the Kanmon Strait from the vivid waters gate with red paint.
      In 1185, the battle between Heike and Genji was spread in the Kanmon Strait.
      In the battle of the famous Dannoura, Emperor Antoku is young and enters in second place nuns and enters.
      Emperor Antoku Akama Shrine which enshrines Emperor Antoku In Memory of Emperor Ankoku "Sentei Festival" is held in In Memory of Emperor Ankoku "Sentei Festival" every May.
      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 it is scattered Yoshidado famous earless Yoshidado.

      ·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 Tokugawa period, the Shogaku Takasugi Shinsaku was a soldier in Kōsanji, the statue of Takasugi Shinsaku on horse is brave
      I will show you.Emperor Chūai related Kimya shrines, 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
  • Places of interest in Mojiko Retro District, Moji ku, Kitakyushu

    Mojiko Retro District facing Kanmon Strait in the Moji Ward, Kitakyushu City of 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 with views of the gallery and the Kanmon Strait.

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

      Emperor Russia made a German-style building built in Dalian, China, Kitakyushu·
      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 too

      It is the largest pedestrian-only pedestrian bridge in the whole country.
      From here, Kanmon Strait, Kanmon Bridge are very beautiful and superb views.
      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 sightseeing spot overlooking the Kanmon Strait and the Mojiko Retro townscape 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 6th floor of the 5th floor is beautifully beautiful, it is the symbol of 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

      In the green zoo of Itozu Mori Park, zoos like lions and tigers
      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 a holiday the next day, spring, summer, winter vacation, GW opens)
      ·Transportation access About 1 hour by car from the hotel