Day 3 Shimabara
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.
Check out Hotel in Unzen
A Chartered taxi is use for traveling
Lunch at Shimabara, local cuisine Guzoni
Transfer to Isahaya by Shimateshu local train from Shimabara to Isahaya station, 1 hour
Transfer to Fukuoka by JR Limited express train from Isahaya to Hakata station, 1 hour and 40 minutes
Stay in Fukuoka
Where to visit
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 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.
Local cuisine 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.