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Day 3 Shimabara & Amakusa

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Shimabara is located in the foot of Mount Unzen and facing Ariake Sea, and those geographical

conditions and mild climate create natural scenic beauty in the east and Mount Unzen including Mount Fugen. The region offers various enjoyable things such as Nature, Onsen,

Castle town of Shimabara-city, and Christian Pilgrimage sites.




Exploring Shimabara

  Shimabara Castle  

  Samurai Houses & Samurai street

Lunch at Shimabara, local delicacy food, Guzoni

Transfer to Minami Shimabara

Harajo Castle ruins 

Transfer to Amakusa from Kuchinotsu

Stay in Amakusa



Where to visit


Shimabara Castle

The castle 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”.  It was an almost rectangular flatland castle built in the Renkaku-style.



Samurai Houses & Samurai street

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.



Lunch at Shimabara


local delicacy food, Guzoni

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

the leader ship of Amakusa Shiro, they brought various ingredients such as rice cake, fishes and

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



Harajo Castle ruins

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

in the Nagasaki RegionThe battle field of Shimabara Rebellion which was a peasant uprising agaist

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



Transfer to Amakusa (Oniike) , from Kuchinotsu (Minami-Shimabara-city)

Shimatetsu Ferry : operated by Shinabara Rail Way, 30 minutes ride.


    Kuchinotsu port











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