Known as 'The Gateway to Japan', Shimonoseki is a beautiful city located in the Yamaguchi Prefecture, across from the Tsushima and Kanmon Straits. Its rich culture and history make Shimonoseki wonderful for all travellers, with majestic natural views and beautiful Japanese architecture.Find Cruises Sailing to This Port
Tsunoshima Island, located in the Sea of Japan and connected to Shimonoseki by the Tsunoshima Bridge, has plenty to offer with its beautiful beaches, lighthouse and the magnificent bridge which is ranked as the second longest only to Okinawa's. Drive across and marvel at the expanse of clear blue water and don’t forget to keep an eye out for Omura whales.
Visit the Karato Sea Market, the 'local kitchen' of Yamaguchi, and try their fresh seafood and famous blowfish soup made with their speciality, and locally caught puffer fish.
The official currency in Shimonoseki, Japan is the Japanese Yen (JPY).
Learn more about this port city with these tourist information guides.