Post 4 in a series of posts about where you can view traditional Hina Matsuri Doll displays in Japan. These dolls may not be to the level of the Konosu Bikkuri Hina Matsuri pyramid displays, but they are pretty and come with their own history. They were taken at Nanbata Castle Park and Resource centre, a historical and cultural centre, park and heritage house in Fujimi City.
Nanbata Castle cultural park and heritage house is a free, but fun place to visit with kids. They leave out period toys for children to play with, such as stilts and koma spinning tops.
The park is also host to a musket shooting display and festival.
Nambata Castle Park Information
|Address:||568-1 Shimonanbata, Fujimi.|
|Hours:||9 am to 5 pm seven days a week for the garden, but the buildings close on Mondays.|
|Online:||Japanese language only|
There is a bus that stops just a five minute walk from the castle, but it is very infrequent. You can get a more frequently operated bus that stops a 13 minute walk from the park. But probably the handiest is the bus from Tobu Tojo Line Shiki station east exit bound for Lalaport. That stops at “Nanbata Castle Park South Gate” , about a 7 minute walk from the park.
There is a small car park for about six cars.
Update July 1st 2019. There is a new official webpage for Nanbata Castle Park. Also, as of today the whole park is non smoking.