Shimabara, Nagasaki

Infobox City Japan
Name= Shimabara
JapaneseName= 島原市

Region= Kyūshū
Prefecture= Nagasaki
Area_km2= 82.76
PopDate= April 30, 2007
Population= 50,381
LatitudeDegrees= 32
LatitudeMinutes= 46
LongtitudeDegrees= 130
LongtitudeMinutes= 20
Tree= camphor tree
Flower= Japanese apricot

SymbolDescription= Flag
Mayor= Teijirō Yoshioka
CityHallPostalCode= 855-8555
CityHallAddress= 537, Uenomachi, Shimabara-shi, Nagasaki-ken
CityHallPhone= 957-63-1111
CityHallLink= [ Shimabara City]
nihongo|Shimabara|島原市|Shimabara-shi is a city located on the north-eastern tip of the Shimabara Peninsula,facing Ariake Bay in the east and Mt. Unzen (including Mt.
Fugendake) in the west, in Nagasaki Prefecture, Kyūshū, Japan.

The most popular tourist destination in Shimabara city is the Shimabara Castle and the nearby Samurai street, but Shimabara is also blessed with many onsen. There is so much natural spring water, both hot and cold, that it runs through the streets. One picturesque spot, the Carp Street, has colorful koi carps swimming in the canals.

The Shimabara Rebellion took place here in 1637.

The city was founded on April 1, 1940.

The 5th international conference of Cities on Volcanoes will be held in November 19–23, 2007.

External links

* [ Shimabara official website]
* [ Cities on Volcanoes 5 website]


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