Shimabara Castle Countdown – Let’s welcome the 400th anniversary of the castle construction with laughter! –

The “Shimabara Castle Countdown” will be held to welcome the 400th anniversary of the castle with laughter.

The event will also feature a stage, food and drink vendors including catering cars, the “Shimabara Castle Night Campaign,” a nighttime opening event of Shimabara Castle, and the simultaneous New Year’s Eve bell ringing and New Year’s soba noodle serving organized by the Shimabara Lions Club.

Let’s welcome the New Year at Shimabara Castle on New Year’s Eve!

Shimabara Castle Official Website


Date and Time

Sunday, December 31, 2023 from 20:00


Shimabara Castle Main Keep
*In case of rain, stage events and food and drink sales will be held at Shimabara Bunka Kaikan