Shimabara Castle, Shimabara

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Take in the imposing walls of Shimabara Castle, a 17th-century fortification framed by blossoming trees and complete with moat, watchtowers, and keep. Pose for pictures with staff in costumes from the Edo period when you enter, and then move on to inspect the array of artifacts and tools in the keep museum, which traces the history of this complex and its politics. You'll have opportunities to dress up yourself as a samurai warrior. Prepare to navigate many stairs within the keep, but panoramic views of the city and surrounding countryside reward your efforts. Plan to see Shimabara Castle and other attractions that appeal to you using our Shimabara itinerary planner.
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  • August 15, 2017
    Castle felt Christ was. A little more! Was giving the children made in Origami shuriken. I thought, good hospitality and blowing a whistle in front of the Castle staff.
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  • August 14, 2017
    For the form of the castle is almost rectangular shape of ren Guo-ping Castle, characterized by high, rugged stone castles in independent layers Tower fivefold 5th floor no Gables: curb high column of the top floor after toita surrounded with a Tang-built had become. Now was revived in castles, watchtowers and long wall to the Castle, and Castle Park. I built a large Castle, even though at that time didn't even though in the small country of Shimabara and painful financial.
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  • August 12, 2017
    Go put your car. Wind the Shimabara Castle has cool! Eaten by Shimabara specialties, such as better.
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  • December 25, 2016
    Excellent small history museum, lovely gardens with exhibition statues. Café and souvenir shop both excellent. Castle has great views of Mount Unzen on fifth floor.
  • January 2, 2017
    Beautiful castle and its surrounding stone sculptures. Very nice panoramic views from the top deck
  • May 26, 2016
    The 5-floor castle was ruined and now rebuilt. Definitely worthy to visit and take a look. By the way, the Top 100 Castle stamp is located at the ticket booth when you enter the castle.
  • January 5, 2016
    Another castle on my list to tick off. I was pleasantly surprised by th a sculptures in the grounds. Nearby is a really nice buke yashiki, samurai street.
  • June 7, 2016
    360° big view of shimabara on top floor

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