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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  • Because there was a ferry crossing to time city appearance. Japan 100 people in one of the castle was restored and seen from outside of the moat was impressive. I think if you can a Ninja dressed in the next had time to try.
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  • Could not visit the effect of snow at Unzen volcano as Isahaya Bay polder dike road from Kashima houshanpi road to arrive in Shimabara city, immediately came to the Castle. I was able to pay the parking fee (¥ 320) at the entrance, go by car very close to the Castle. 5 tier tower was very beautiful. Immediately entering the donjon (¥ 540). It was access to hug my puppy. Different on each floor have been exhibited and is interesting. Especially was interested in the exhibition of historical materials of the Christian. Historical sources it was especially interesting. It was armor exhibition and exhibition of pottery, such as large archives. View from the Castle top floor was beautiful. It was interesting but real bus using a bus shelter near the resting place of the Castle. Also is the resting place of snack noodles were excellent. Car rental, walked back to the Samurai House in the Castle.
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  • Japan 100 names one of the Castle though is not completely barrier-free. At the entrance a towel purchased small, thin disappointed cannot be used. Prospect even now.
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  • A must visit place before you leave Nagasaki for Kumamoto (kumamoto castle is closed for reconstruction). Set a side 2 hours to explore the place. The main castle have been converted to a museum that highlights the history of the castle, the shogunate, and the struggles of Christianity when it was first introduced in Japan many years ago. Level 5 has been converted to a viewing deck, and it offers a spledid view if the day is nice and clear. Parking is a fixed 324 Yen per entry.
  • Historic feel. The artifacts was not too many and the place needs more swords. Overall, the place was great.
  • beautiful. i like the cannal/bond around.
  • Tiny but impressive castle overlooking the town of Shimabara and the adjacent Samurai houses.
  • nice place, recommended

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