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Shimabara Castle

Address: 1-1183-1 Jonai, Shimabara 855-0036, Nagasaki Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 957-62-4766
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Ranked #4 of 17 Attractions in Shimabara
4.0 of 5 stars 71 Reviews
Type: Castles, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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Type: Castles, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:30 pm

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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Melbourne, Australia
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86 reviews 86 reviews
36 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

The outside of the building is impressive. The costumed staff are a lot of fun - posing for, posing with, and taking your picture - take you pick! Inside the castle are a lot of interesting displays on many floors. Great view from the top but be preapred for a lot of flights of stairs. If your up to it... More 

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Hervey Bay, Australia
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221 reviews 221 reviews
128 attraction reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This was not the best we had visited but its surrounds were interesting . The buildings and gardens were beautiful and the staff dressed as Samurai were terrific and provided us with many photos. Inside the castle was pretty average and to get the best view you had to climb numerous stairs. Each level had art and Samurai items which... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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35 reviews 35 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
115 helpful votes 115 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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