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There is something fishy in Shimabara

In several areas around Shimabara you will find small canals along the roads and quite often you... read more

Reviewed October 26, 2018
Jennifer R
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A worthy quick pit-stop

Recommended as a quick pit-stop by our driver-guide and I'm glad we listened to him. Basically... read more

Reviewed February 25, 2017
Sherry T
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Oct 26, 2018
“There is something fishy in Shimabara”
Feb 25, 2017
“A worthy quick pit-stop”
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Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile

In several areas around Shimabara you will find small canals along the roads and quite often you will find LARGE carp swimming in them. I mean 70cm no exaggeration. There are many places that offer benches to just sit and watch the fish. It is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jennifer R
Reviewed February 25, 2017

Recommended as a quick pit-stop by our driver-guide and I'm glad we listened to him. Basically highlight of the place are the many carps / koi swimming in drains. What is impressive though is that the local residents take pride in the area and work...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Sherry T
Reviewed December 26, 2016

That in Tsuwano, Shimane was more attractive and elegant away from shopping arcade. Though I visited Tsuwano long time ago so I may not be able to compare old Tsuwano with current Shimabara.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Keizo
Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

We traveled to Shimabara for a simple reason: we wanted to take a different path to travel Nagasaki and Kumamoto. And we did a right choice. Shimabara is a city of swimming carp. You can see the sight of colorful carp swimming through the canals...More

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank mayw503
Reviewed November 28, 2015

It's a very picturesque part of town and it's easy to walk around the small area, after visiting the Yusui Garden Shimeisou. You don't need a lot of time ... unless you'd like to take a rest or go slow. There are a lot of...More

Date of experience: November 2015
1  Thank VanessaY650
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