Shimabara Peninsula

Geographical location

The Shimabara Peninsula (Japanese岛 原 半岛, Shimabara Hanto ) is in the northwest of the main Japanese island of Kyushu, Nagasaki Prefecture, about 40 km east of the city of Nagasaki. The relief of the peninsula is dominated by the 1500 meter high active volcano mountain ounces. The two highest peaks in the ounces are the 1359.3 -meter high joint -dake and the 1486 meter high Heisei Shinzan.

In the north, the Isahaya Bay (谏 早 湾, Isahaya - wan) and in the south and east, the Shimabara Bay, which both belong to the Ariake Sea is located. To the west lies the Tachibana Bay (橘 湾) of the water Amakusa - nada (天 草滩).

Much of the island is part of the Unzen-Amakusa National Park. Due to the strong volcanic activity can be found on the peninsula numerous hot springs (onsen ), the most famous is the ounce Onsen.

On the peninsula, the Shimabara city boasts some of the historic houses and the castle of Shimabara. The castle is received mainly by the Shimabara Rebellion 1637/38 in the story, an uprising of Japanese Christians at the beginning of the Edo period.

Also on the peninsula lies the village Mizunashihonjin that was spilled in the early nineties during an eruption of ounces and is now accessible to tourists.

  • Nagasaki Prefecture
  • Peninsula (Japan)
  • Peninsula (Asia)
  • Peninsula (Pacific ocean )