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Day 2 Shimabara & Unzen

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Shimabara is located in the Shimabara peninsula, the region spread in the foot of gentle mountain

and facing to calm sea.  Offers various enjoyable things such as Nature, Onsen, Castle town of

Shimabara-city and Christian Pilgrimage sites.

Unzen is a beautiful highland Onsen resort in Shimabara peninsula situated Unzen National

ParkThe first area to be designated as a National Park in Japan and then the area has been

developed as Onsen resort for both tourist Japanese and foreigner. Even now, many tourist

from all over the world are visiting here for enjoying Nature.

 


 

Itinerary

 

Leave Hotel in Nagasaki

Transfer to Shimabara

Shimabara Castle

Samurai Street

Lunch at  Shimabara,  local cuisine Guzoni

Transfer to Unzen

Nita Pass

Unzen Jigoku

Stay at Unzen Onsen Resort  

Dinner at Hotel : Japanese style kaiseki dinner including local specialty cuisines

 


 

Option : the following sites can be arranged as an option.

Dolphins watching cruise

Harajo Castle ruins

The Japan’s longest foot bath in Obama

 


 

Where to explore

 

Shimabara

 

Shimabara Castle

Located in Shimabara-city and was built in 1625 by the feudal load Matsukura Shigemasa, who

was regarded as a master of castle building. The castle, which took 7 years to complete, is also 

known as “Moritake Castle”.

 


 

Samurai Houses

Samurai was a term for the military nobility in pre-industrial Japan. The Samurai Houses in

Shimabara along the old Samurai street nearby Shimabara Castle were built in 18th century.

 


 

Samurai Street

The street lined with stone walls and a spring water canal running down the center commemorates

the old samurai section of Shimabara. Three Samurai houses have been restored and opened 

as exhibits.

 


 

Lunch at Shimabara

 

Local delicacy food, Guzoni

Guzoni is said to created during the Shimabara Rebellion of 1637When Cristians were fought

under the leadership of Amakusa Shiro, they brought various ingredients such as rice cake,

fishes and vegetables, and made a stew.   This is the origin of Guzoni.

 


 

Obama Chanpon 

It is a local cuisine in Obama onsen resort, made of noodles, seafood, and vegetables. The

feature of the restaurant in Obama Onsen serving everything from any Japanese style

including Susi and Chanpon. Shrimp are found in abundance along the beaches near the

Onsen, and a special soup is made from them.

 


 

Indian restaurant, TAJ MAHAL


 

Unzen 

 

Nita Pass

One of the best scenic spot in Unzen. At any time of the year the natural scenery of Nita Pass 

in Unzen is magnificent. Azaleas, green leaves, brilliant autumnal tints of maples and silver frost

represent each season of the year.

 


 

Unzen Jigoku

Jigoku, means Hell, is the number one attraction of Unzen with a peculiar smell of sulfur emitted

from the springs, and with white smoke rising from the ground over a wide area. This is a striking

reminder that Unzen Volcano is still very much alive.

 


 

Option

 

Dolphins watching cruise

Approximately 300 wild Dolphins live in the sea between the Shimabara Peninsula and Amakusa.

The dolphin watching cruises have become increasingly popular for all ages, especially because

it is possible to see the dolphins so close that you could almost touch them.

 


 

Harajo Castle ruins

The Christian pilgrimage site, registered on UNESCO’s World Heritage Site as Hidden Christian

Sites in the Nagasaki Region. The battle field of Shimabara Rebellion which was a peasant

uprising against bakufu’s persecution of Christians under the leadership of Amakusa Shiro in 1637

 


 

The Japan’s longest foot bath in Obama

Called “Hot foot 105  The length of foot bath is 105m which is same number of the hot spring

source temperature of 105 degree Celsius.

 


 

Local specialities, Souvenir shop


 

Stay

 

Unzen Onsen Resort

There are 17 Hotels and Japanese style inns around Unzen Jigoku. From every hotel,  beautiful 

scenery which changes by season can be enjoyed.

 


 

 


 

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