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Samurai Houses

Address: Shitanocho, Shimabara 855-0052, Nagasaki Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 957-63-1087
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Ranked #5 of 17 things to do in Shimabara
Type: Lookouts, Historic sites, Landmarks & points of interest, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Lookouts, Historic sites, Landmarks & points of interest, Sights & Landmarks

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Melbourne, Australia
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118 reviews 118 reviews
53 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

The location itself is also worth visiting. You walk through suburban streets with the samurai exhibits intermingled in between. In some ways that is better than a dedicated theme type village as you also get a sense of place and people. Loved the little canal that once supplied water running through the streets and also appreciated how well maintained it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

A touch of authentic Japan of old! The houses were very well designed so you could walk around and see different room tableaus in each. It was a very hot day, so we could appreciate how clean and comfortable these houses were. Based amongst modern low rise housing, it was great to see the pride the Japanese take in their... More 

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Far North Queensland - Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

We expected a village, but instead you walk around a real town and visit preserved Samurai houses. The town is really lovely and the old water supply still running from the Mountains through the middle of the town is very pretty, its about 2 foot wide. The samurai houses are very basic and have some displays. We visited in winter... More 

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