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
New Year's holiday(12/30-1/2)
[Admission fee] Adults500yen, Junior and senior high school students 300yen, Elementary school students150yen
Parking Lot
Available (10spaces) * Nishizaka Park Public Parking Lot
Credit Card
Not available
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Not available
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
Yes (2F is only for moving stairs)
Infant friendly

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

Articles about this spot


  • 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...
  • Exterior Ugly, Interior Great w/ Original Stuff!
    4.0 Reviewed:2020.01.05
    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...
  • GO!!!!!!!
    5.0 Reviewed:2019.12.18
    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...

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