It is dedicated to emperor Antoku, who died as a child along with his grandmother Nii-no-ama in the Battle of Dan-no-ura, the war of Genpei. The red gate Suitenmon and the great view Kaimon strait can be seen from here. Graves of Heike, Hoichido from the famous character of Kwaidan, Hoichi the earless and the treasury exhibits the precious historical records are located in this shrine.
This place becomes the main hall of Sentei festival visited by many people for Joro worshipping event on 3rd May annually. Light ups during the night.
|Location||Amidaijicho 4-1, Shimonoseki City, Yamaguchi Prefecture|
|Access||(1) 10 minutes by bus from JR Sanyo main line Shimonoseki station
(2) 30 minutes by bus from JR Sanyo Shinkansen Shin-Shimonoseki station
(3) 13 minutes from Chugoku Expressway Shimonoseki IC
|Office of Inquiry||Akama Shrine Tel. No. 083-231-4138|