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Address: Shitanocho, Shimabara 855-0052, Nagasaki Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 957-63-1087

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Nice and very well conserved

Interesting place for Sengoku aficionado's. This time no great bombastic castle of the rich and famous - but ordinary houses of low class samourai. Digging reality.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Sintra, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

This is an amazing place to visit!! You take off your shoes to walk in and once you pass the door… you are back to their time - the houses are in pristine condition, so well preserved that it will impress you and in some of them you will find fake people but they are very well done and it... More 

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Yulara, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

There is a main street with access to these wonderful houses and displays. Signs are posted in Japanese, English, Chinese and Korean. It is a tourist friendly area and a self guided walk unless you are part of an organised tour.

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

Interesting place for Sengoku aficionado's. This time no great bombastic castle of the rich and famous - but ordinary houses of low class samourai. Digging reality.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 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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Hampshire
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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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