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Urakami Cathedral浦上天主堂


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.


Nagasaki Pref. Nagasakishi Motomachi 1-79 (Nagasaki / Isahaya / OmuraArea)

phone 0958441777

The Lord Sunday Mass [Saturday] 19:00
[Sunday] 6:00, 7:30, 9:30, 18:30

Review of Urakami Cathedral

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Reviewed:2018/11/15 quiet, peaceful.
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...
Reviewed:2018/11/07 Big Deal - Another Church
I don't get excited by seeing old churches, regardless of the history. This has to do with persecuted Christians and I don't really care for this. I have been through here at least six times and...
Reviewed:2018/07/03 A humbling experience
The family and I visited the Cathedral during our Pilgrimage to Nagasaki. We learned so much about the history of Catholics in Nagasaki from the persecution of Christians from the 17th to the 19th...

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Nagasaki Pref. Nagasakishi Motomachi 1-79 [ map ]
Nagasaki / Isahaya / OmuraArea
The Lord Sunday Mass [Saturday] 19:00
[Sunday] 6:00, 7:30, 9:30, 18:30
open everyday

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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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