Shimabara Castle Town Hinameguri

島原城下ひなめぐり

Shimabara Castle Town Hinameguri Admire traditional Japanese dolls at the shops and homes of the castle town.
Date
Thursday, January 30, 2014 to Sunday March 9, 2014

OVERVIEW

Every year on March 3rd, Japanese people decorate their homes with traditional dolls to celebrate Girl's Day, also known as "Hinamatsuri" (the Dolls Festival) or "Momo-no-Sekku" (Peach Festival). Peaches symbolise perpetual youth and longevity, and in Nagasaki during this season you can find peach-shaped versions of the popular Nagasaki cake, 'Castella'. Residents and shops in Shimabara City mark the festival by setting out their treasured ornaments dressed in Heian-court outfits. So, come and get a glimpse of them while you stroll around the castle town of Shimbara, also known for its delicious food, hot springs and an abundance of fascinating historical sites.

AREA
Shimabara Peninsula (Unzen City & Shimabara City & Obama Town & Minami-Shimabara City)
CATEGORY
Festivals & Traditional Culture
History & Culture
INFORMATION
Access information 5 to 10 minutes on foot from Shimabara Station on the Shimabara Railway.

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1Shimabara Castle Town Hinameguri
2Shimabara Castle Takigi Noh (Bonfire Noh)
3Shimabara Castle
4Shimabara Castle
5Shimabara Yuusuikan
6Shimeiso
7Shimeiso Spring Garden
8City of Swimming Carp
9Old Samurai Warriors’ Houses
10Old Samurai Warriors’ Houses
11Shimabara Church
12Shimbara Water Festival
13Hamanokawa Spring
14SHIMABARA HAKUSANHOTEL
15SHIMABARA HAKUSAN HOTEL
16Business Hotel Toraya
17Shimabara Ferry port Tourist Information...
18Kaibousou
19HOTEL SEASIDE SHIMABARA
20Toyo TsukumoBay Hotel
21Toyo Tsukumo Bay Hotel
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