Just another castle... (I think there were too many castles in our tour). This one, located in Nagasaki, was constructed in 1616 and contained a lot of exhibits from the period of Christianity suppression.
Heck! They even have dances in front of the castle to welcome visitors!!!
We also visited the samurai village at the outskirts of the castle. These were homes to those who had served the feudal lords. The lower the rank, the further his house was from the castle. Water channels that run through the village carried portable water in the past and people could drink from it. Now we are skeptical about it. Many houses are now occupied by residents and there are signs to warn tourists not to trespass private property or make loud noises.
Mannequins were positioned at various rooms to recreate the "in those days" atmosphere. Creepy... ...