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Samurai Houses

Shitanocho, Shimabara 855-0052, Nagasaki Prefecture
+81 957-63-1087
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Short walk from Simabara Castle

Entry fee is free. There are 3 preserved houses you can view. All are very similar, you must take... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
Rolling Hills Estates, California

Nice way to see how the Samurai lived. Interesting well preserved homes. A few different types... read more

Reviewed 4 April 2017
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Shitanocho, Shimabara 855-0052, Nagasaki Prefecture
+81 957-63-1087
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

Entry fee is free. There are 3 preserved houses you can view. All are very similar, you must take your shoes off before entering. You can imagine what the samurai life was like. Cherry blossoms were blooming in April. Interesting that down the middle of...More

Thank ncjc2013
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Nice way to see how the Samurai lived. Interesting well preserved homes. A few different types are presented.

Thank SBF2
Reviewed 12 March 2017

This is an area where the old samurai houses have been preserved and restored. There are 3 samurai houses put up for visitors, with exhibits geared towards lifestyles of these samurai homes. I found the mannequins displays creepy though, and after a while, they look...More

Thank Sherry T
Reviewed 27 December 2016

I think this place is much better than that in Chiran which is very famous. Why? Free of charge vs charged. Longer straight road with water pass vs winding(there is a reason for it though)short one. Houses with miniature figures vs nothing in it

Thank Keizo
Reviewed 23 December 2016

This is a quiet row of Meiji-era samurai houses, alongside a canal containing natural spring water. These samurai houses belonged to low-ranking samurai. There are several residences that are open for viewing (free admission) with description panels. Note that you have to take off your...More

1  Thank Xin R
Reviewed 20 December 2016

In these times Japan had 4 classes of people. Top were the warrior class. Second were the farmers. Third were the artisans. Fourth and last were the merchants. While the Shogun was the head honcho for the area, his samurai warriors helped him rule. The...More

Thank Ken G
Reviewed 3 October 2016

This was a wonderful experience being able to see and go into three well preserved houses,signage was good and also to walking along the canal was like going back in history. Only a short walk from the train station,amust do

1  Thank Minkymonkey
Reviewed 14 January 2016

This is an amazing place to visit!! You take off your shoes to walk in and once you pass the door… you are back to their time - the houses are in pristine condition, so well preserved that it will impress you and in some...More

1  Thank SofiaQuintana
Reviewed 22 September 2015

There is a main street with access to these wonderful houses and displays. Signs are posted in Japanese, English, Chinese and Korean. It is a tourist friendly area and a self guided walk unless you are part of an organised tour.

1  Thank Brisbane41
Reviewed 12 August 2015

Interesting place for Sengoku aficionado's. This time no great bombastic castle of the rich and famous - but ordinary houses of low class samourai. Digging reality.

1  Thank Sfitseart
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