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Twenty-Six Martyrs Museum日本二十六聖人記念館

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In 1597, six Franciscan missionaries and 20 Japanese Christians were executed on this hill as a result of Toyotomi Hideyoshi’s prohibition of Christianity. It is reported that they requested to be martyred here because the site resembled the hill of Golgotha upon which Jesus Christ was crucified on the cross, and many other missionaries and followers were executed on this spot thereafter. A bronze monument featuring full-body statues of the 26 martyrs was erected in 1962. The Roman Catholic Church designated this spot as an official Vatican pilgrimage spot in 1950.

place

Nagasaki Pref. Nagasakishi Nishizakamachi 7-8 (Nagasaki / Isahaya / OmuraArea)

phone 0958226000
place

9:00-17:00

Review of 26 Martyrs Museum

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Reviewed:2020/01/05 Exterior Ugly, Interior Great w/ Original Stuff!
I skipped this museum several times because the exterior must win the award for the Most Ugly Museum. After I finally went, I realize thats because the story it tells is pretty ugly, too. On the...
Reviewed:2019/12/18 GO!!!!!!!
This was enlightening and educational on what happened when Christianity was banned from Japan. To maximize your experience, i recommend watching the movie Silence before hand to grasp an insight...
Reviewed:2019/11/22 A GREAT VISION INTO THE CHRISTIAN STRUGGLE IN JAPAN
I was aware of the base story of the Christian struggle in Japan by several writings by Endo Shusaku. This museum is a visual telling of that story. If Christian or not it is a worthwhile time...

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Address
Nagasaki Pref. Nagasakishi Nishizakamachi 7-8 [ map ]
Area
Nagasaki / Isahaya / OmuraArea
Phone
0958226000
Hours
9:00-17:00
Closed
New Year's Holiday
Fees
[Admission fee to view] General500yen, High Middle 300yen, Elementary School Students150yen
Parking Lot
Available 10spaces
Credit Card
Not available
Note
Temporary suspension of business:Closed until May 24, 2020 (Information as of May 12, 2020)
* Information may be changed, so please be sure to check the official information.

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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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.