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City of Swimming Carp (鯉の泳ぐまち)

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There is a 100 meter long waterway in the Shinmachi neighborhood, under which an abundance of spring water flows; filled with gracefully swimming carp, it is nicknamed the “City of Swimming Carp.” Colorful carp were first released into the waterway in 1978 with the aim of promoting curiosity and joy among children and today it has become a symbol of Shimabara, a city renowned for its spring water.

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Nagasaki Pref. Shimabarashi Shinmachi 2 (Unzen / ShimabaraArea)

phone 0957631111
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Open 24 hours

Review of The Town of Swimming Carp

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Reviewed:2020/03/02 道路脇の水路に鯉が泳ぐ
島原は水が豊富な町。ところどころにある湧水池では鯉が泳いでいる。「観光交流センター 清流亭」の向かいには「鯉の泳ぐまち」と刻まれた石碑が立ち、その近辺の水路にも錦鯉が放流されている。道路脇の排水路にしか見えないところに泳ぐ錦鯉、写真映えのするスポットである。
Reviewed:2020/01/03 謳っている程は鯉が多くない
島原市街地でも特に新町一帯の湧水が豊富な地区の側溝に鯉を泳がせています。
(アーケード商店街の一本東側の通り)
「鯉の泳ぐまち」と謳ってはいるものの、鯉は側溝をわたるコンクリート通路の真下に身を隠していることが多いせいで、意外と見かけませんでした。
そのため他の観光地の方が、鯉自体は多く見かけると思います。
Reviewed:2019/11/25 ゆったりとした街並みを楽しめます。
静かに鯉が泳ぐ様は、このゆったりとした町なみにぴったりです。写真を撮るときにスマホやカメラを水に落とさないように。

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Address
Nagasaki Pref. Shimabarashi Shinmachi 2 [map]
Area
Unzen / ShimabaraArea
Phone
0957631111
Hours
Open 24 hours
Closed
open everyday
Fees
Free
Parking Lot
Not available
Credit Card
Not available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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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.