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.
Three samurai houses, the Yamamoto residence, Shinozuka residence and Torita residence,
are opened to the public exhibiting the life style of old Samurai.
Location of Shimabara
|Address||Shimonocho, Shimabara-city, Nagasaki-prefecture|
80 minutes by vehicle from Nagasaki Airport
100 minutes by behicle from Nagasaki-city
15 minutes walk from Shimatetsu Shimabara Station
|Open hours||9:00 to 17:00|
|Admission fee||No fee is required|
|Days closed||December 29 and 30|