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Kanmon Straits関門海峡


"The straits separating Shimonoseki in Yamaguchi Prefecture from Kitakyushu City in Fukuoka Prefecture. Kanmon gets its name from the ""seki"" (also read as ""kan"") in Shimonoseki and the ""mon"" in Monji in Kitakyushu City. Kanmon tunnel passes under the sea, while there is also Kanmon Bridge over an express highway. It is also known for a battle on Ganryujima Island between Musashi MIYAMOTO and Kojiro SASAKI in 1612."

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Yamaguchi Main Areas


Heading west along Japan's largest island, Honshu, the very last prefecture you'll reach is Yamaguchi, separated from Kyushu by a small strip of water known as the Kanmon Straits, which the far-reaching harbor city Shimonoseki looks over. With water at every turn, the seafood of Yamaguchi is an indisputable highlight, and we're not talking just the usual fish dishes—the notorious fugu, or puffer fish, is a Japanese delicacy that was discovered in Yamaguchi prefecture, making it the best place to try it out.