Shimonoseki

Shimonoseki
Shimonoseki
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Timezone: GMT + 9
International Airport
Venue Capacity:
Accommodation capacity: 3,472

CONTACT

SHIMONOSEKI TOURISM & CONVENTION ASSOCIATION

Tel.
+81-83-223-1144
Fax.
+81-83-223-2443
URL
http://www.stca-kanko.or.jp/ 
E-mail
stca@tip.ne.jp 
∨ ∧ Overview

Romantic city with strong links to the sea

Located at the westernmost tip of Japan’s main island of Honshu, Shimonoseki is a sea transportation hub with a long history of ferry services to Busan in South Korea and Qingdao in China. Shimonoseki offers the greatest number of international sea routes for travelers to and from Japan. Visitors can also enjoy many tourist spots focused on the sea such as the Kanmon Bridge, numerous aquariums and the Kaikyo Yume Tower. The area has many historical sites that played important roles in the Meiji Restoration, such as the castle town of Chofu.
Shimonoseki has excellent convention facilities, such as Kaikyo Messe Shimonoseki (Yamaguchi Prefectural International Center). For excursions, the city boasts many historical spots, beautiful scenery and opportunities for tourism in the Kanmon Straits and San-in coastal area. The local seafood is superb, particularly the delicate taste of authentic fugu (blowfish) dishes.

Key Facts
  • Region:
    Chugoku & Shikoku
    Population:
    0.3 million (City)
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Number of Rooms Hotel 2,126
Japanese Inn 414
Max. Capacity of Hotel Hotel 3,472
Japanese Inn 1,577
Average Temperature and Average Precipitation
Month JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
Average Temperature 6℃ 7℃ 9℃ 14℃ 18℃ 22℃ 26℃ 27℃ 24℃ 19℃ 14℃ 9℃
Average Precipitation 75mm 81mm 128mm 135mm 165mm 274mm 287mm 153mm 173mm 70mm 78mm 60mm
∨ ∧ Venues
  • KAIKYO MESSE SHIMONOSEKI
    Convention Facility

    Includes the Kaikyo Hall, designed on an ocean theme and ideal for parties, t...

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    of Beds
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    Guest Rooms
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    Exhibition
    Space (m²)
    Theater Classroom Reception Banquets
    1900 800 1000 600
  • SHIMONOSEKI GRAND HOTEL
    Hotel

    Set overlooking the Kanmon Straits, guests can relax to the sound of passing ...

    Number
    of Beds
    Number of
    Guest Rooms
    Seating Capacity Amount of
    Exhibition
    Space (m²)
    Theater Classroom Reception Banquets
    84 500 400 400 250
∨ ∧ Attractions

-Tour of Karato wholesale fish market, with restaurants serving fresh seafood
-Educational tour of city aquarium

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