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Kamon Wharf

Unbeatable dining, shopping, and scenic walks at this seaside mall.

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Opened in 2002 in the Karato area of Shimonoseki Port, Kamon Wharf is the seaside mall where you can delight in Shimonoseki famed fugu dishes, sushi, seafood bowls, and other tastes from the Kanmon Straits, along with shops selling local specialties and souvenirs. The area is known to draw a crowd thanks to the Karato Market and its fresh seafood that’s open to the general public to come and shop, while the Kaikyo Kan aquarium and its 550 some species inside continues to stir up an unprecedented level of buzz around Moji Port.

Kamon Wharf, Karato Market and Kaikyo Kan are all connected by the “boardwalk” wooden deck. The boardwark is a popular lane offering daytime views of the red and white "Lovers' Lighthouse", the Kanmon Bridge directly in front and a romantic nightscape after dark. For popular photo spots, there’s even a pufferfish sculpture in front of Kamon Wharf with a heart mark hidden in the body design.


  • A commercial facility at Shimonoseki Port lined with seafood restaurants and souvenir shops.
  • Alongside "Karato Market" and "Kaikyo Kan," it's a bustling spot at Shimonoseki Port.
  • The boardwalk in front of the facility is a popular path for enjoying views of the Kanmon Straits.


  • Excellent dining and shopping by the seaside.

    Excellent dining and shopping by the seaside.

  • Relax and stroll while breathing in the sea breeze.

    Relax and stroll while breathing in the sea breeze.

  • The pufferfish sculpture is a popular photo spot.

    The pufferfish sculpture is a popular photo spot.

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Do you have signs or pamphlets in foreign languages? (If you do, which languages are available?)


There are no pamphlets or signs, but toilets and ATMs are clearly marked with signs.


Is parking available?


Yes, there are 104 spaces available. The first 30 minutes are completely free, then 120 yen per 30 minutes.


Are coin lockers available?


Yes, available from 10:00am to 5:00pm, but with a phone call, they can be used until 8:00pm.


Is free Wi-Fi available?


Shimonoseki Free Wi-Fi is available.



Name in Japanese
Postal Code
6-1 Karatocho, Shimonoseki City, Yamaguchi
7 minutes by Sanden bus from JR Sanyo Main Line/Sanin Main Line Shimonoseki Station to "Karato" stop, then a 3-minute walk.
Official Website
Official Website (Japanese)