Sneak into the castle at night

Shimabara Castle at night
Grab a flashlight and head for the castle tower.
Another world of light and sound
Silhouettes of armor, Japanese light
Fantastic shadow plays in the night sky
An unforgettable night is here…

A new spot for Shimabara weekends!
Visit Shimabara Castle Keep at night, which is usually closed to visitors.
The dimly lit building has a different atmosphere from that of the daytime, and you will use a flashlight to illuminate your way through.
Each floor has a different theme color and original background music.
On the top floor, visitors can enjoy the fantastic shadow puppets “Castle Monster” floating in the night sky and the night view of Shimabara.
Shimabara Castle Night Campaign” will be held on Saturdays, Sundays, and national holidays.



January 6, 2024 (Saturday) ~ March 23, 2024 (Saturday)
Saturdays and other days
*Excluding the days when the Castle Monster (mystery-solving event) is held.

Opening Hours

18:30~21:00 (last admission 20:30)


Shimabara Castle Keep


Adults/1,000 yen (tax included) Elementary, junior high and high school students/600 yen (tax included) Preschool children/free
Parking lot / Free only from 18:00 to 21:30
*Preschool children are free, but must be accompanied by at least one adult for their own safety.
*No advance tickets are available. Please pay at the ticket vending machine on the day of admission.
*Discounts are available if you show your Shimabara Megurin ticket!
*Parking lot will be locked at 21:30.


Shimabara Tourism Bureau Co.


Red seals are available only at night at the “Shimabara Castle Night Campaign”.
A6 size, 500 yen (tax included)
*Only Goshuin (red seal) can be purchased.