Shimabara Castle, Shimabara

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. You can plan Shimabara trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.
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  • Shimabara Castle. Admission is 500 yen. This is where the Observatory at night is beautiful. In particular, the appearance of the dock is beautiful. Admission is a little pricey but Shimabara Saints pretty.
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  • Stone walls and moats are worth seeing. Fun and 1周 cut. Being thought of and look far from concrete at the Castle, Himeji Castle?. Nice reach the close there at agar-agar Shiro Hara Castle.
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  • Great collection of Hidden Christian artifacts. English pamphlet was helpful. Had fun putting on the warrior suits, and guides are most willing to take pictures. Bamboo instrument played at the entran...  more »
  • 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.
  • Beautiful castle and its surrounding stone sculptures. Very nice panoramic views from the top deck
  • Nice point of view on the sea
  • 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.
  • 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.

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