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Shimabara Shoronagashi島原精霊流し

Event

This traditional event is held every August 15 in Shimabara City. After straw boats decorated with kiriko lanterns are carried from the house of the recently deceased, parade through the city, then they are set afloat to the Ariake Sea. Boasting a more than 300-year history, you can see fantastic scenes where lit straw boats flow into the Ariake Sea at night.

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Shimabara City, Nagasaki Prefecture (Unzen / ShimabaraArea)

phone 0957631111

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Address
Shimabara City, Nagasaki Prefecture [ map ]
Area
Unzen / ShimabaraArea
Phone
0957631111
Fees
Visit Free
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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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