Hilltop Shimabara Castle was ruled mostly by the Matsudaira Clan from the 1660s, played a part in the Shimabara Rebellion and was...
Seibō Kinenkan is dedicated to the work of native son Kitamura Seibō, sculptor of the Nagasaki Peace Statue.
In the Teppō-machi area, northwest of the castle, are buke yashiki (samurai houses) set along a pretty, 450m-long gravel road with a...
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...
1-1208 Jōnai · interesting places nearby
This venerable restaurant across from the castle serves Shimabara's best-known dish, guzōni (¥980), a clear broth with mochi (pounded rice dumplings), seafood and vegetables. There's more standard Japanese fare too, and Unzen-raised wagyu beef goes for ¥1600.