Tourist attraction

Castle Town Chofu

1. Castle Town Chofu

Grand prize winner of the 2013 competition for Urban Views, Urban Space Division!
Chofu was a cultural and political hub from Japan’s ancient history to the middle ages. Entering modern history, Hidemoto Mori founded the 50,000 seki (measurement signifying maximum crop yield) Chofu domain and the castle town was formed.
Under the one-castle per domain policy during the Edo period, however, the castle was destroyed and only the ishigaki (rock walls) remain today.
Multiple large and small Buke Yashiki (samurai houses) that were built during the feudal system period after the Mori clan took control of this region, a samurai town at Yamate, and extravagant houses that were home to the upper class and the chief retainer were built in this region.
Multiple monnagaya (long house with gate into town) and dobei (earthen walls) that have lasted throughout the years share a story of the past.

Location Shimonoseki City, Yamaguchi Chofu
Access (1) It is Bus seven minutes from JR Sanyo Main Line Chofu Station
("Castle Town Chofu" Getting Off)

(2) 20 minute drive from Shimonoseki IC

(3) 23 minutes by bus from JR Shimonoseki Station
("Castle Town Chofu" Getting Off)
Office of Inquiry Shimonoseki City Sightseeing Policy Section Tel. No. 083-231-1350
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