Shimabara Peninsula

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Landsat image of Shimabara Peninsula

Shimabara Peninsula (島原半島, Shimabara-hantō) is east of Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture, Kyūshū, Japan. On its north-eastern tip stands Shimabara City.

It was also the site of the Shimabara Rebellion, a 1637-1638 peasant and rōnin revolt, led by Christians. This further reinforced distrust of Christians and foreigners by Shōgun Iemitsu and contributed to the 1639 decision to isolate Japan from the outside world. From then on, the Dutch and the Chinese were the only ones permitted to enter Japan through Nagasaki in a very limited fashion until Japan was reopened again.[1]

Shimabara Peninsula is located in Japan
Shimabara Peninsula
Relief Map

Coordinates: 32°45′N 130°16′E / 32.750°N 130.267°E / 32.750; 130.267


  1. ^ Hane, Modern Japan: A Historical Survey, p. 24