History of the Amakusa Shiro Memorial Hall
The theme of the Shiro Amakusa Hall deals with the Shimabara Rebellion. Various documents and artifacts that are found in the exhibit aim to let the visitors learn about the uprising. Amakusa Shiro played an important role in the religious history of Amakusa. He was responsible for leading the rebellion against the Tokugawa Shogunate.
Facilities of the Amakusa Shiro Memorial Hall
The museum has 13 exhibits that all tell the story of Christianity in Amakusa. Each of the areas narrates how Christianity made a big contribution to Japanese history from its arrival in 1549 to its suppression.
The museum also features dioramas of the Shimabara Rebellion where an estimate of 37,000 people was involved.
There are multi-vision screens at the waiting hall that is used to show the story of Christianity in Japan up to the battle in Amakusa.
There is also a video hall where guests can watch a 3D film about Christianity and Japan.
Lastly, there is a meditation hall which is a space where guests can enjoy the lights and sounds.
Admission fees to the memorial hall are as follows:
○ Adults (High school students and older) – 600 yen
○ Junior High school students and younger – 300 yen
○ Infants and toddlers can get in for free.
The Shiro Amakusa Memorial Hall is open from 9:00 – 17:00. It closed at 16:35 during summer and 16:20 during winter.
It is closed on year-end holidays, December 29th to the 1st of January. They are also closed during the second Wednesdays of January and June.
977- 1 Oyanomachinaka, Kami-Amakusa, Kumamoto Prefecture