This 1-day Splendid Nagasaki with Shimabara is specially designed for cruise passengers stop at Nagasaki port. The tour offers a visit to the impressive Shmabara Castle at the foot of volcanic Mt. Unzen, Samurai Residents Street and Mud Flood Park include lunch with tasty Japanese food.

Tour Code: JSN02
Duration: 1 Day (approx 7 hours)
Start/End: Nagasaki port/ Nagasaki port
Highlights: Shimabara Castle, Samurai Residents Street, Mud Flood Park
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)
Tour Category: Nagasaki shore excursions

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Upon arrival at the Nagasaki port, you will be welcome by our local guide and driver. We then first visit white-walled Shimabara Castle which was built in Edo Period as the shelter of the feudal lord. The castle was damaged heavily in Meiji Period (1868-1912) and the current buildings are reconstructed from 1964.

Splendid Nagasaki shore excursions with Shimabara CastleLearn more about the history of 17th-century castle with as you wander around its walls, moat and spectacular terrace gardens. A view from 5th-floor observation offers a sweeping vista to Mount Unzen and across the water to Kumamoto.

Shimabara Castle gardenBefore lunch with a local Japanese meal at Himematsuya (almost local specialty), we will stroll down the neighboring Buke-Yashiki in Samurai district located at the foot of volcanic Mount Unzen where the legendary Samurai warriors resided to serve the local lord.

Samurai district NagasakiLast but not least, continue on to visit the Mizunashi Honjin – Mud Flood Park. The park serves as a reminder to later generations of the heavy destruction left by the volcanic catastrophe. Then we will drive back to the port. Trip ends.

Mud Flood Park - Nagasaki shore trips

What’s included?

  • English-Speaking-Guide (licensed)
  • Chartered car/coach including high-way and parking fee
  • Entrance fee: Shimabara Castle
  • 1 bottle of water per person per day

What’s excluded?

  • Meals & Drinks
  • Tips
  • Other personal expenses