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Address: 1-1183-1 Jonai, Shimabara 855-0036, Nagasaki Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 957-62-4766
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Allright, it is a reconstruction. Yet, a very pretty one. If you are on Shimabara peninsula or Nagasaki - don't miss this one. Especially if you are interested in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Allright, it is a reconstruction. Yet, a very pretty one. If you are on Shimabara peninsula or Nagasaki - don't miss this one. Especially if you are interested in Japanese-Christian history.

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Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

It was nice to go, tho the place was quite small and nothing much. Kids got to dress up as samurai for free and there are some toy weapons for them to play. Staff are very friendly and helpful.

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Melbourne, Australia
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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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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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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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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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