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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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  • Castle is a reconstruction of the concrete has served as a museum. It was Christian. Very nice view from the top floor. View of the Castle from the outside moat is no. 1 picks. Moat and high stone walls, the tower is very balance looks better.
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  • I think parking is not good. Not many people came, so go by car to the castle to Castle just look? You can see a stunning stone walk in the Castle ninomaru (Cultura) from the head.
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  •  Small 禄高 also was to antagonize the Ronin or warriors despite beyond one's castle building and levy a heavy annual tribute, coupled with famine, have retreated, and simultaneous uprisings in Shimabara, Unzen with border castles. Paid parking is available ago the Castle and splendid city walls a moated. Maesaka crossing when police went up from Shimabara station access to the Castle, but the station itself is wrong orientation in the castle itself. Castle disbursement was seeing on the screen such as dirty in intentionally, perhaps beneath Unzen volcano explosion movie was screened at all times, but they was. Until the Tower 5th floor, is on the first floor is Christian, 2nd floor armour, local materials, 3rd floor folklore archives is. Especially wonderful is a miniatuyua of the Samurai House in the Castle and its surroundings, of people lived in each House, the name was written in small letters. You feel beautiful in a magnificent Castle Azuchi-Momoyama style. Most rebels have failed in this siege, despite the hostile side of eitherstudents features. A little confusing, but behind the castle was exhibited many powerful works of Kitamura West wants local sculptor, Honorary. The prototype of the Nagasaki Peace Memorial Statue, Amakusa Shirō, statues, Nichiren Shonin, and powerful it is.
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