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Church Spots in Nagasaki / Isahaya / Omura Area

  • Site of the Martyrdom of the 26 Saints of Japan (Oura Cathedral)
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    Nagasaki Pref. Nagasakishi Minamiyamatemachi 5-3
    Japan’s oldest extant Christian structure, built in 1864. The church was built in dedication of 26 Japanese Christians who were executed in 1597 and faces Nishizaka, the area in Nagasaki where they were martyred. The location is also famous as the place where Hidden Christians professed their faith in 1865 while the religion was still banned in Japan. The church was designated a National Treasure in 1953. A five-minute walk from the O-Uratenshudoshita stop on the tramway.
  • Urakami Cathedral
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    Nagasaki Pref. Nagasakishi Motomachi 1-79
    This Cathedral of the Catholic Church is located to the north of Nagasaki City. Its story began in the Edo period, with the ban on Christianity and the persecution of believers who lived in Urakami. The cathedral was built during the Meiji and Taisho periods. It was, however, later destroyed by the atomic bomb, leaving only a single wall standing, and the present building is a reconstruction of the original cathedral, built in 1959. It is located 5 minutes' walk from the Heiwa Koen (Peace Park) tram stop.

    walked here from the Peace Park, a few hills but doable. Coming from a Christian country, nice to visit bigger Cathedrals/Churches than the 1 tiny one in my city in Japan, felt quite nostalgic, if...

  • Ono Church
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    Nagasaki Pref. Nagasakishi Shimoonomachi 2619
    "A church located in Shimoono-machi, Nagasaki City. The church is a part of the ""Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region"" World Heritage listing. The church was built by father Marc Marie de Rotz and 26 families in Ono Village believed to be descendants of the Koteda family, who fled Hirado Domain after being pressured to apostatize. The simple stone church resembles a family home. Visitors who wish to view the church must make contact in advance."
  • Shitsu Church
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    Nagasaki Pref. Nagasakishi Nishishitsumachi 2633
    "This church is included in the ""Shitsu Village of Sotome"" collection of cultural assets included under the ""Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region"" World Heritage listing. The church was completed in 1879 and was constructed by father Marc Marie de Rotz, who visited Shitsu in 1879, and local believers. The church is notable for its white plaster walls and its low roof, a design choice made due to the area's strong winds. Visitors interested in viewing the church must make contact in advance."
  • Catholic Kurosaki Church
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    Nagasaki Pref. Nagasakishi Kamikurosakimachi 26
    "This church is located in Kamikurosaki-machi, Nagasaki City. Its construction began under the guidance of Father de Rotz in 1897 and was completed in 1920. It is a brick church made by the hands of believers. The land of Kurosaki is known as the stage for the novel ""Silence"" written by Shusaku Endo."
  • Catholic Magome Church
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    Nagasaki Nagasaki-shi Iojimamachi 2-617
  • Catholic Ono Church (Ono Church)
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    Nagasaki Nagasaki-shi Shimoonomachi 2619

    If you are visiting hidden Christian sites around this area, you do not want to miss this small church. It doesn't take very long to look around, but am ocean view from surrounding area is so...

  • Zennagatani Church
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    Nagasaki, Nagasaki Prefecture Daikago MachiYoshi Hase
  • Catholic Nagayo Church
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    Nagasaki Nishisonogi-gun Nagayocho Yoshimutago 2035-4
  • Catholic Motohara Church
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    Nagasaki Nagasaki-shi Mihara 2-23-12
  • Arujinojujika Christian Ctr Omura Church
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    Nagasaki Pref. Omurashi Mizutamachi 706-1

Nagasaki Main Areas

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This hidden corner of the country is rural Japan at its best, where underground activity is to thank for active volcanoes and bubbling natural hot springs along the Shimabara Peninsula as well as the crystal clear waters of the Goto Islands off the west coast. Less well known than Hiroshima’s Peace Memorial Park, Nagasaki commemorates its own past at the Nagasaki Peace Park, which sits alongside the charming Meganebashi stone bridge and a mix of religious buildings with beautiful architecture, such as the Zen Buddhist Sofukuji Temple, the Confucian Shrine, and the Oura Christian Church.

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