Built between 1618 and 1625, the five-storey, hilltop Shimabara Castle was ruled mostly by the Matsudaira Clan since the 1660s, played a...
In the Teppō-machi area, northwest of the castle, are bukeyashiki (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...
1-1208 Jōnai · interesting places nearby
This polished 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.