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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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  • Is a castle is the Museum of the ordinary. Look out for where staff wearing body armor at the entrance who is trying to dance. In a good way in a broad sense of amateur homemade feel, excellent.
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  • We were suffering a little from castle fatigue by the time we got to Shimabara Castle. Nevertheless, it was still decent. There were actors who were dressed as feudal lord at the entrance, awaiting to...  more »
  • It is a quite big castle. I thought building is restored but in the large stone walls, saserenakatta temple this castle the riot had no choice of?.
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