Shimabara Castle

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Shimabara Castle
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Miejsca historyczne • Charakterystyczne obiekty i ciekawe miejsca • Zamki
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Hiroaki Kaneko
Tokio, Japonia1 181 contributions
Spot to learn about the history of Christian beliefs and oppression
sty 2020
島原を象徴する史跡の一つです。天守は復元されたものですが威風堂々としており、ぐるっと囲まれた堀のどこから見てもその素晴らしさを窺い知ることが出来ます。
天守内は歴史資料館となっていますが、他の日本の城とは一線を画し、潜伏していたキリシタンの史料が多く展示されています。島原を中心としたキリシタンの信仰と彼らを弾圧しようとする勢力との戦いを学ぶことが出来る施設の一つでもあります。
最上階からの展望室からは、有明海と普賢岳の美しい風景を楽しむことが出来ます。武士に仮装したボランティアによるショーも行われていることがあるため、子供も楽しむことが出来ると思います。

It is one of the historical sites that symbolize Shimabara. The castle tower is a reconstruction, but it is majestic, and you can see the splendor of the castle from every angle of the moat that surrounds it.
The inside of the castle tower is used as a historical museum, and unlike other castles in Japan, it displays many historical documents of Christians who were active in hiding. It is also one of the facilities where you can learn about the beliefs of the Christians around Shimabara and their battles against the forces that tried to suppress them.
From the observation deck on the top floor, you can enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Ariake Sea and Mt.Fugen. There is also a show by volunteers dressed up as Samurai warriors, which is fun for children.
Written 31 grudnia 2020
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Kimitaka S
Taichung, Tajwan9 917 contributions
Symbol of Shimabara
gru 2020 • Wyjazd w pojedynkę
Although this castle is a reconstruction of Showa Time, it is still the main tourist attraction and the symbol of Shimabara. Inside is a historical museum, and you can learn the history of Shimabara. There are many displays concerning Christianity, which are quite interesting. From the top of the castle, you can enjoy a nice view.
Written 24 grudnia 2020
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cjbh
Salt Lake City, UT161 contributions
Great Museum on Hidden Christians, Gruesome History!
gru 2019
The big deal about this castle is the part it played in the Shimabara Rebellion in the 1600's. The mostly Christian peasants rose up against their cruel master and attacked this (his) castle. They could not take it, so they retreated to the nearby abandoned Hara castle. The government laid seige to Hara castle with 125,000 troops agains the 37,000 rebels. Eventually they ran out of food and surrendered. All 37,000 Christians were executed, mostly by beheading, but some were thrown alive into nearby natural boiling waters. Every man,woman and child was killed.Their heads were posted on spikes at the town gates.

This castle was actually dismantled over 100 years ago, and rebuilt in 1964 as a museum. So everything is in good shape, including the huge stone foundation walls and the moat. The museum has quite a few Hidden Christian artifacts, most with at least an English label.

Nearby is a street that has 3 samurai houses you can visit.
Written 30 grudnia 2019
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Wander & Wonder
Singapur, Singapur1 644 contributions
Edo period castle in samurai town
lis 2019 • Pary
Visited Shimabara Castle built during Edo period located neat a samurai district in Shimabara. We walked around the castle grounds but did not enter the castle. Took nice pictures of castle, garden trees and sculptures.
Written 23 listopada 2019
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rpver
los angeles, california104 contributions
History of Christian Persecution in Shimabara
paź 2019 • Pary
Small castle with a lot of interesting history, particularly related the Christian persecution in the late 1500’s/early 1600’s.
Written 3 listopada 2019
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Robina
Perth, Australia325 contributions
HBH Shimabara Castle
paź 2019
Another fine example of a reconstructed Japanese castle, in glorious white tiers. At the door are traditionally dressed locals signing you in. As usual shoes must be removed. Displays on each floor and a great 360 view from the top.
Written 23 października 2019
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Shannon Lefebvre
Nagasaki Prefecture, Japonia137 contributions
A Real Historical Castle in Shimabara, Nagasaki
sie 2018 • Znajomi
The Shimabara Castle is located between the Ariake Bay and Mount Unzen on the Shimabara Peninsular. The outer moat is 15 meters deep and between 30–50 meters wide, extends 360 meters east-west and 1260 meters north-south. The main building has five stories, a height of 33 meters and is connected to two secondary buildings, each with three stories.

The Arita Clan (Christian ruler) ruled over the domain from the nearby Hinoe Castle and Hara Castle. After the start of the national isolation policy the Tokugawa Regime which banned Christianity from 1614 and replaced Arima with the Matsukura Clan. Matsukura, who strictly enforced the prohibition against Christianity with mass executions, also severely raised taxes to pay for the construction of his new Shimabara Castle from 1618-1624. This oppression of the peasants was a major factor leading to the Shimabara Rebellion. Shimabara Castle came under siege during the Shimabara Rebellion but was not damaged.

Today only the moat and stone walls remain from the original structure. In 1980, a memorial museum was opened in honor of Seibo Kitamura, a noted sculptor and designer of the famous Peace Statue at the Peace Park in Nagasaki City. In 2006, the Shimabara Castle was listed one of the 100 finest Castles in Japan by the Japan Castle Foundation.

Sometimes I am in awe when i am driving down the hill from the mountain and the Shimabara Castle suddenly appears in the foreground. A real Castle that operated over 400 years ago and still remains today albeit a restored type but really portrays the history and the real life setting of what life was like in Japan in the 17th century.

An absolute must visit for visitors to Nagasaki to inspect its history and beauty.
Written 3 lipca 2019
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tomizuta1953
Funabashi, Japonia1 094 contributions
At the castle museum, we learned a lot about the Shimabara War as well as the history of the feudal domain of Shimabara.
kwi 2019 • Pary
We left our hotel in central Nagasaki City at about 9am in the morning to explore Shimabara City. The city center of Shimabara City is located on the eastern coast of Shimabara Peninsula, facing the Ariake Sea. It is more than sixty kilometers from Nagasaki city center and close to a two hours’ drive as more than half the route is a single lane non-motorway. By train from Nagasaki, you need to take the JR to Isahaya, and change there to the Shimabara Railway to get to Shimabara which would take a similar time. If you are going to visit other places on the peninsula such as Hara Castle, it would be much more efficient to drive. We parked at the car park on the grounds of Shimabara Castle, where the parking fee is three hundred yen for one day. Shimabara Castle was originally constructed in 1624 and for most of the Edo era, was the main castle of the Matsudaira Family, until it was demolished in 1876 after the Meiji Restoration. The current castle building is a reinforced concrete keep completed in 1964 and has served as a museum of local history of Christians and the feudal domain of Shimabara in the Edo era. As usual we first visited this museum to get a better understanding of Shimabara. Shimabara is known in Japanese history because of the Shimabara War (or Shimabara/Amakusa War) which took place in 1637 to 1638, early in the Edo era. The feudal lord of Shimabara before the establishment of the Tokugawa shogunate in the early 17th century was Harunobu Arima. Harunobu converted to Christianity and so did many of his followers and commoners. In 1614, his son Naozumi was reassigned to Nobeoka in now, Miyazaki Prefecture and the Matsukura Family was assigned as the new feudal lord. The Matsukura Family imposed a heavy tax on the farmers to fund the construction of Shimabara Castle which took seven years, and also mercilessly persecuted the Christians. There were many former Arima samurais who gave up their samurai status to help the commoners in poverty or had lost their jobs due to the reassignment of the Arimas. In 1637, the samurais and commoners rebelled against the Matsukuras. The rebellion lasted for several months until retreating to Hara Castle on the southern coast of the peninsula and defeated by the Tokugawa shogunate. After the war, the Tokugawa government imposed a complete ban on Christianity and drove all missionaries out of Japan. We learned a lot about the Shimabara War as well as the history of the feudal domain of Shimabara. The admission fee is 540 yen.
Written 4 czerwca 2019
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ErnestChoy
Hongkong, Chiny458 contributions
A must not miss visit to those love history
mar 2019 • Znajomi
The museum inside this castle makes it very much unique to all the others in Japan.

Items kept inside are valuable to the history of Shimabara Rebellion and the martyrs of Japan during the 17th century Shogunate period.

There are many Buddhist statues concealing the symbols of Virgin Mary and Jesus, very much worth for your exploration.
Written 21 marca 2019
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Jennifer R
26 contributions
Shimabara Castle
paź 2018 • Wyjazd w pojedynkę
The are several buildings and area to walk about. The main castle tower is 5 floors. I don't recall seeing an elevator so if stairs are your enemy I would suggest not coming.
The 2 floor is the Christian history and most displays have at least English titles. The 3 floor is the samurai history there is less English 4 floor is local history and the 5 floor is observation deck.
There is a souvenir shop and vending machines in a seperate building.
Written 24 października 2018
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