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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.


Nagasaki Pref. Nagasakishi Nishizakamachi 7-8

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Review of 26 Christian Martyrs' Monuments

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Reviewed:2018/10/29 Nice monument on a horrific event
The monument of the 26 Christian Martyrs was erected to remember the 26 missionaries which were executed on this location. This all happened back in 1597 as I understood it. At present it is, apart...
Reviewed:2018/06/23 Important historical site
This monument reminds us what happened on this site in 1597. To learn more about the martyrs, be sure to visit the excellent museum behind the monument.
Reviewed:2018/05/23 day visit
a very nice memorial to the priests persecution in japan.also a small museum gives an insight to the historical significance..very close to nagasaki JR station...walk is uphill.and has a peaceful...

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Nagasaki Pref. Nagasakishi Nishizakamachi 7-8 [map]



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[Admission fee to view] General 500 yen, High and low 300 yen, Elementary School Students 150 yen
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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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