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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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  • We were greeted with Edo costumed locals who spoke English very well, and tried to get us all to get into costume. We had one brave enough to be a Samuri warrior. Children were dressed as ninjas climb...  more »
  • What Castle is a restored, made of concrete. Parking is located near the Castle. Welcomes Lady Warrior style costume at Año. City views from the tower.
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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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