Twenty-Six Martyrs Museum

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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.

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Nagasaki Pref. Nagasakishi Nishizakamachi 7-8 map map Map
New Year's holiday(12/30-1/2)
[Admission fee]Adults500yen, junior and senior high school students300yen, Elementary school students150yen
Parking Lot
*Nishisaka Park public parking lot
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English Menu
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.
Average budget
[Lunch] 1-1,000yen
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Possible (2F only stairs movement)
Infant friendly

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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  • Interesting monument and great views even if you dont see the museum
    4.0 Reviewed : 2023.02.01
    We made it here shortly before the museum closed, so we didnt see much of that part. However, even if you dont visit the museum, the monument itself is worth a visit. Its conveniently close to the...
  • Eye opening museum reflecting the presence and history of Catholicism in Kyushu and Nagasaki
    5.0 Reviewed : 2022.12.16
    Though this is an excellent museum the stories behind it are very sad. Located across from the main Nagasaki Station its a short walk up a steep hill to the museum behind the NHK building. The main...
  • Christianity in Nagasaki
    3.0 Reviewed : 2020.09.23
    Behind 26 martyrs monument, there is a museum about Christian culture and history in Nagasaki. Even Mother Theresa once came to visit this place. Many old documents are displayed, and it is a little...

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