Twenty-Six Martyrs Museum日本二十六聖人記念館
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 (Nagasaki / Isahaya / OmuraArea)
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- Nagasaki Pref. Nagasakishi Nishizakamachi 7-8 [ map ]
- New Year's Holiday
- [Admission fee to view] General500yen, High Middle 300yen, Elementary School Students150yen
- Parking Lot
- Available 10spaces
- Credit Card
- Not available
- Temporary suspension of business:Closed until May 24, 2020 (Information as of May 12, 2020)
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- On foot aboutminutes
- about m
- Route from this Station Route from this Bus Stop Route from this IC Route from this Parking
Nearby Tourist Attractions
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.