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Shimabara Castle

1-1183-1 Jonai, Shimabara, Nagasaki Prefecture 855-0036, Japan
+81 957-62-4766
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Ranked #4 of 16 Attractions in Shimabara
Type: Castles, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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English first
Singapore, Singapore
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33 reviews 33 reviews
28 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

The Shimabara castle was quite ordinary. However, the many friendly samurai made a lot of difference. They were friendly and eager to help. They made the whole experience much more fantanstic. The inside of the castle displays many of the old Japanese artifacts and give us a small glimpse about their way of life. We had fun taking photos with... More

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Far North Queensland - Australia
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56 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

Visited here in March 2012 and it was freezing. The castle was impressive from the outside, but inside it was very dissapointing, the displays did not have english translation for most things so just had to look. It was not heated at all inside and was icy. The building is not the original one and has been rebuilt using concrete,... More

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