Welcome to Simonoseki city's sightseeing website

Shimonoseki city has prospered as ‘The Gateway to Japan’ for a very long time. It is a city surrounded by beautiful nature, and filled with rich culture and history. This website introduces some historical events important to Japan’s history.
Also, you can find information about hot springs and golf courses set in beautiful natural environments to help you relax and refresh your daily life. For those looking to sample Japanese cuisine, Shimonoseki’s fresh seafood is famous throughout Japan.
It also has a long history of international exchange that will impress you. Enroll in a historical and cultural experience program to get a truly hands-on experience and make wonderful memories. Shimonoseki offers you a chance to experience the New Japan.


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • TAX free
  • Exchange


  • Pamphlet Download Page Introductory pamphlets about life in Shimonoseki.
  • Movies about Shimonoseki A selection of videos offering a quick glance at Shimonoseki sightseeing.


■ Ferries from Busan Metropolitan City, South Korea.

Departure: Busan 21:00/Daily
Arrival: Shimonoseki 7:45/Following Day
Departure: Shimonoseki 19:45/Daily
Arrival: Busan 8:00/Following Day

■ Use Fukuoka, Narita, Kansai and Chubu Airports.

Click here to see ‘Access to Shimonoseki