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Shimonoseki & Moji Port Full-Day Private Trip with Nationally-Licensed Guide

This value-packed trip with a nationally-licensed and experienced multilingual tour guide is a fantastic and efficient way to explore Shimonoseki and Moji port area!

Shimonoseki has prospered as a gateway to Eurasia. With a wealth of historical sites, ethnic atmosphere, beautiful scenery and Japanese cuisine, Shimonoseki will capture your heart. Shimonoseki is also surrounded on three sides by ocean, so it goes without saying that the seafood here is bar none. Be sure stop by Karato Market or any one of many restaurants to sample the seafood.

Let us know what you would like to experience and we will customize a six-hour tour that's best for you!

Note*1: Please select your must-see spots from a list in the tour information to create your customized itinerary.
Note*2: The Nationally-licensed Tour Guide-Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.

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6 hours


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  • What's included :
    • Free Photos
    • Hotel Pick up and Drop-off
    • Licensed Local Guide
    What's excluded :
    • Other personal expenses
    • Entrance fee (for yourself)
    • Transportation fee (for yourself and your guide)
    • Lunch
    • Private transportation
    • Entry/Admission - Karato Sea Market
    • Entry/Admission - Mojiko Retro
    • Entry/Admission - Kanmon Tunnel for Humans (Shimonoseki Side)
    • Entry/Admission - Kaikyo Yume Tower
    • Entry/Admission - Ganryujima
    • Entry/Admission - Jokamachi Chofu
    • Entry/Admission - Shimonoseki Former British Consulate
    • Entry/Admission - Akama Shrine
    • Entry/Admission - Hinoyama Park
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Karato Sea Market, 5-50 Karato-cho, Shimonoseki 750-0005 Yamaguchi Prefecture

    “Welcome! Welcome! Cheap! Cheap!” At the western edge of Yamaguchi, famous for its blowfish and energetic spirit is Karato Market. Not only will you hear auctioneers hawking fish, but there are also vegetable and flower corners, making this the local “kitchen”, where it is crowded every day. The biggest difference from Tsukiji Market in Tokyo is that anyone can purchase products here. After the stock for business has been traded at 7 am, vendors would take the time to explain to tourists the different kinds of fish, how to eat them and recommendations of the day.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Mojiko Retro, 7-18 Minatomachi, Mojiku, Kitakyushu 801-0852 Fukuoka Prefecture

    A port with Western-influenced architecture from a past age of prosperity and modernization
    Moji Port is home to numerous historic buildings that have survived and been preserved in pristine condition since the late 19th century. The area is attractive, particularly at night, and many visit the area to see the remarkably well-preserved buildings.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Kanmon Tunnel for Humans (Shimonoseki Side), 22 Mimosusogawacho, Shimonoseki 751-0813 Yamaguchi Prefecture

    The Kanmon Kaikyo, also known as Straits of Shimonoseki, is a narrow strait that separates Yamaguchi prefecture from Fukuoka prefecture into Kyushu Island of Japan. You will be able to walk through the Kanmon Tunnel, built under the Kanmon Kaikyo, which is about 55 meters (60 yards) below sea level. The tunnel was completed in 1958 and took a total of 21 years to build!

    The recommended photo taking spot in the tunnel is at the borders of Fukuoka prefecture and Yamaguchi prefecture; it’s not often will you be able to stand right at the border of two huge islands! It will take you about 15 minutes to walk through the 780 meter (853 yard) long tunnel, and once you are out, you will be greeted by a fantastic view of the Kanmon Kaikyo as well as the Kanmonkyo Bridge that connects Yamaguchi and Fukuoka prefecture.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Kaikyo Yume Tower, 3-3-1 Buzendacho, Shimonoseki 750-0018 Yamaguchi Prefecture

    Kaikyo Yume Tower was built in 1996 as a landmark of the Kanmon Kaikyo, and has since been regarded by tourists and locals as the symbol of Shimonoseki. A 360 degree panoramic view of Shimonoseki and the nature surrounding it can be appreciated from the 143 meter (156 yard) high observatory deck. It is especially recommended to visit Kaikyo Yume Tower at night when it will be illuminated. The fantastic night view of Shimonoseki provides a romantic atmosphere and it is perfect for a date spot!

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Ganryujima, Hikoshima, Shimonoseki 750-0001 Yamaguchi Prefecture

    In 1612, there was a duel between Miyamoto Musashi and Sasaki Kojiro, both swordsman from the ancient times, at Ganryujima Island. This duel is today known as the “Ganryujima no Kessen”, or “Battle of Ganryujima” in English. A statue is found on the island that depicts the duel between the two renowned swordsman and you can learn the history of these two men there. Access to Ganryujima is via a 10 minute boat ride from Karato Port.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Jokamachi Chofu, Chofu, Shimonoseki 750-0001 Yamaguchi Prefecture

    The Chofu region is just 20 minutes from Shimonoseki Station by bus, and is known for its quaint atmosphere brought upon by the old Japanese style street. You can walk along the river of Chofu and visit the “Jokamachi Chofu” museum, where you can learn about the history of Shimonoseki. Apart from that, there are various old buildings and artifacts around the region that you can explore. The Chofu region is a must-visit for those who love Japanese history!

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Shimonoseki Former British Consulate, 4-11 Karatocho, Shimonoseki 750-0005 Yamaguchi Prefecture

    Shimonoseki served as an important port since the early days as a gateway between the Honshu region and the rest of Asia. A British Consulate was hence built in Shimonoseki in 1906. At the Shimonoseki Former British Consulate, a beautiful building with striking red bricks, you can learn about the history of the British interactions with Japan and view various artifacts on display. The Shimonoseki Former British Consulate is located just 100 meters (109 yards) from Karato Market, so you definitely won’t have to worry about being hungry either.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Akama Shrine, 4-1 Amidaijicho, Shimonoseki 750-0003 Yamaguchi Prefecture

    In 1185, during the battle of Dan-no-Ura, legends say that Emperor Antoku, then only 7 years old, was plunged into the Kanmon Kaikyo and drowned by his grandmother to prevent him from being captured by the enemies. The Akama Shrine saw the end of the Taira Clan in 1185 and served as a turning point in ancient Japan’s history.

    At the Akama Shrine, not only will you be able to learn about such history of Japan, you will also be able to view the various temples and shrines that served the people for hundreds of years. Furthermore, you can view the area where Emperor Antoku was said to be drowned. This place today serves as a power spot for family health, water safety and more. Akama Shrine is definitely worth a visit for those who love Japanese history too.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Hinoyama Park, Mimosusogawacho, Shimonoseki 751-0813 Yamaguchi Prefecture

    Hinoyama Park is located at the summit of Mount Hinoyama, a 268 meters (293 yards) tall hill located just nearby Kanmonkyo Bridge. Here, you will be presented with a marvelous 360 degree panoramic view of Shimonoseki and the nature surrounding it. The recommended spot to enjoy this fantastic view is at the observatory deck slightly below the Ropeway Boarding area. This observatory is also open at night, and serves as the perfect spot for appreciating the amazing night landscape of Shimonoseki!

    Duration: 1 hour

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    This special tour will be conducted with a public transportation and cruising taxi as stated in the tour information, NOT including private vehicle. Your guide will pick you up at the meeting point on foot. If you need a private vehicle, please feel free to ask us and we will estimate an additional cost for you.Ports
    • Shimonosekiko Kokusai Terminal Parking Lot, 4-chōme-6-19 Takezakichō, 竹崎町 Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi 750-0025, Japan
    • Mojiko, 9 Minatomachi, Moji Ward, Kitakyushu, Fukuoka 801-0852, Japan
    Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Infant seats available
    • Service animals allowed
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Near public transportation
    • Stroller accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.


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Activity ID: V-92136P205

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