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Castle / Ruins of Castle Spots in Nagasaki Area

  • Hara Castle Ruins
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    Nagasaki Pref. Minamishimabarashi Minamiarimachou
    Hara Castle was the site of the end of the Shimabara Rebellion. Naturally fortified by the surrounding Ariake Sea, the castle was once considered impregnable. The Shimabara Rebellion was led by Amakusa Shiro, who barricaded himself inside the castle with tens of thousands of locals for 88 days until they were wiped out completely. Countless human bones and crosses have been excavated here, attesting to the tragedy which occurred at the site.
  • Hinoe Castle Ruins
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    Nagasaki Pref. Minamishimabarashi Kitarimachou Bo
    "The site of a ruined castle located in Bo, Kitaarima-cho, Minamishimabara City. The site makes up part of the ""Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region"" World Heritage listing. The castle belonged to the Arima clan, who ruled over the Shimabara Peninsula. Arima Harunobu, one of the lords of the clan, was baptized in 1580, donating land to the Jesuits and supporting Portuguese Jesuit missionaries after they were banished from the area. The castle was abandoned in the early Edo period; today, only the stone base and walls still stand."
  • Fukue Castle Ruins (Ishida Castle Ruins)
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    Nagasaki Pref. Gotoushi Ikeda 1-1
    These castle ruins located in Ikeda-machi, Goto City are of the residence built in preparation for the arrival of the black ships during the period of Moriakira Goto, the 30th feudal clan leader. When the castle was built, it was Japan's only sea castle surrounded by the sea on three sides and was one of the newest castles, but was dismantled after the Meiji Restoration. Currently, cultural facilities have been built such as a high school, history museum, library and cultural hall.
  • Mt. Joyama (Kaneda Castle Ruins)
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    Nagasaki Pref. Tsushimashi Mitsushimamachikurose Shiroyama
    These ancient castle ruins are located in Kurose, Mitsushima-cho, Tsushima City. After the Battle of Hakusukinoe in 663 when Baekje and Japan fought against the allied forces of the Tang and Silla, Kaneda Castle was built to protect against further attacks by the Tang and Silla, and soldiers monitored the border. In addition, for approximately 1,200 years since, a fortress had been placed there by the former army even before the Russo-Japanese War. A valuable historical site with ancient and modern fortress ruins, it is a nationally-designated special historic site.
  • Fukabori Jinya Ato
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    Nagasaki Nagasaki-shi
  • Jingasajoseki
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    Nagasaki Pref. Hiradoshi
  • Kajiya Castle Ruins
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    Nagasaki Matsuura-shi
  • Hoshika Castle Ruins
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    Nagasaki Matsuura-shi
  • Iojoseki
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    Nagasaki Prefecture Matsuura
  • Kinseki Castle Ruins
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    Nagasaki Tsushima-shi
  • Izuhara Castle Ruins
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    Nagasaki Tsushima-shi
  • Kameo Castle Ruins
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    Nagasaki Iki-shi
  • Kojiro Castle Ruins
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    Nagasaki Unzen-shi
  • Yamada Castle Ruins
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    Nagasaki Unzen-shi
  • Tubusakijoseki
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    Nagasaki Prefecture Higashisonogi District, Nagasaki Higashisonogi
  • Kamafutajoseki
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    Nagasaki Pref. Unzenshi Chidiwachouki
  • Katsumoto Castle Ruins
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    Nagasaki Iki Katsumotocho Sakamotofure 757
  • Kaneda Castle Ruins
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    Nagasaki Tsushima-shi Mitsushimacho
  • Shimizu Yamajo Ato
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    Nagasaki Tsushima-shi Izuharacho Nishizato
  • Hisayama Castle Ruins
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    Nagasaki Isahaya-shi Kuyamamachi

Nagasaki Main Areas

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This hidden corner of the country is rural Japan at its best, where underground activity is to thank for active volcanoes and bubbling natural hot springs along the Shimabara Peninsula as well as the crystal clear waters of the Goto Islands off the west coast. Less well known than Hiroshima’s Peace Memorial Park, Nagasaki commemorates its own past at the Nagasaki Peace Park, which sits alongside the charming Meganebashi stone bridge and a mix of religious buildings with beautiful architecture, such as the Zen Buddhist Sofukuji Temple, the Confucian Shrine, and the Oura Christian Church.

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