In 1637, during the Shimabara Rebellion, it was burned down by the forces of the Tokugawa Shogunate because the Arima Clan protected the Christians and encouraged their vassals to adopt Christianity thus actively promoting international exchange which ran counter to the Shogunate`s isolation policy of that time.
The castle's ruins can still be seen today as a reminder of the religious turmoil that Japan was going thru during the 15th and 16th centuries.
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Here are a few photos that I found around town which depicts the times and lives of the people at that time. Please click on the photos below to enlarge:
Please check out these videos below of the Hinoe Castle Ruins located in Minamishimabara City in Nagasaki: