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Shimonoseki overview

Shimonoseki is unique for its hot springs, and known for its art and festivals. You'll enjoy Shimonoseki's sea and parks, along with activities like whale watching and dolphin viewing. Take in some of the area's local culture at The Firefly Museum of Toyota Town and Shimonoseki Municipal Archaeological Museum. Head to Road Station Kikugawa and Sumiyoshi Shrine to make some memories. Whatever you're into, Shimonoseki has something for you.

Where to stay in Shimonoseki

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around Shimonoseki has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in Shimonoseki with Hotels.com by checking our online map. Our maps display the areas and neighborhoods around all Shimonoseki hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best Shimonoseki hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to Shimonoseki

Fly in to Kitakyushu (KKJ), 22.4 mi (36.1 km) from downtown Shimonoseki. Ube (UBJ-Yamaguchi - Ube) is the next closest major airport, 23.5 mi (37.9 km) away. Kitakyushu Shimonoseki Station is the closest train station.

What to see around Shimonoseki

Known for its aquarium and gardens, the area offers the following attractions:
  • • Shiranoe Botanical Garden
  • • Itozu no mori Zoological Park
  • • Green Park
  • • Space World
  • • Akiyoshidai Safari Land
Art, festivals, and museums are top draws, along with cultural places like:
  • • The Firefly Museum of Toyota Town
  • • Shimonoseki Municipal Archaeological Museum
  • • Chofu Mori Residence
  • • Chofu Museum
  • • Shimonoseki City Art Museum
Memorable for its historical sites, monuments, temples, and these top landmarks to visit:
  • • Sumiyoshi Shrine
  • • Mekari Shrine
  • • Akama Shrine
  • • Sakurayama Shrine
  • • Kameyama Hachiman-gu Shrine
Its dolphins, hot springs, and parks offer a glimpse of the natural beauty and favorite spots include:
  • • Chofu Garden
  • • Hinoyama Park
  • • Mimosusogawa Park
  • • Mekari Park
  • • Tsunoshima Lighthouse Park
Here are some local highlights:
  • • Road Station Kikugawa
  • • Kozanji Temple
  • • Kanmon Tunnel
  • • Shimonoseki City Art Museum
  • • Kanmonkyo Bridge

When to visit Shimonoseki

If you're starting to plan your trip, you might be wondering when's the best time to visit. Here are the seasonal norms to help you decide when to go:

Seasonal temperature averages
  • January-March: 59°F day, 37°F night
  • April-June: 81°F day, 48°F night
  • July-September: 87°F day, 64°F night
  • October-December: 75°F day, 40°F night
Seasonal rainfall averages
  • January-March: 0.31 inches
  • April-June: 0.39 inches
  • July-September: 0.47 inches
  • October-December: 0.31 inches