samurai house street in Shimabara
Kyushu Sightseeing

Shimabara Bukeyashiki Samurai Houses at Teppo-Machi, Nagasaki

Shimabara town is overlooked by the sloping Mt. Inou. Row upon row of houses have retreated to its mountainside since times of class distinction. Significantly lower yes righteously disposed is the towering Shimabara castle. A short stroll to the samurai residence, the bukeyashiki of Shimabara, shows that those lower than the daimyo lord once lived higher than him.