In the cemetery of Kōtō-ji Buddhist temple (江東寺) is this tranquil Nirvana statue, dating from 1957. At 8.6m, it's the longest reclining...
The grounds of Shimabara-jō house four museums. Most notable is the main castle, displaying arms, armour and items relating to the...
Off Shimabara's central arcade, this delightful, Meiji-era teahouse features a lovely garden, spring-fed pond and obsessive collection...
This blade and sharpening store is filled with incredible knives, hatchets, swords, and even ninja shuriken (throwing stars), but it is...
2-125 Shinmachi · interesting places nearby
For a quick break, this city-owned former villa sits on stilts over a spring-fed pond. No charge for entry or a cup of tea.