Site of Historic Battle field of Shimabara Rebellion
Harajo Castle ruin is located in Minami-arima in Shimabara and the Battle field of Shimabara
Rebellion which was a peasant uprising agaist bakufu’s persecution of Christians under the
leadership of Amakusa Shiro in 1637.
On February 27, 1638, he died in battle. The following day, the castle fell. 37,000 Christians including women and children died a violent death.
It is designated as a national historic site.