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Kyushu Travel Guide

Urakami Cathedral

 

Construction of the original Urakami Cathedral, a brick Romanesque building, began in 1895,

after a long-standing ban on Christianity was lifted.

When completed in 1914, it was the largest Catholic church in East Asia.

 

The atomic bomb dropped on August 9, 1945 explored in Urakami, only 500m from the

cathedral, which was completely destroyed. What remained of the cathedral is now on display 

in the Atomic Bomb Museum.

A replacement was built in 1959, and remodeled to more closely resemble the original in 1980.

 


 


 

The nearby the Ground Zero in Nagasaki Peace Park contains remnants of the Ruins of Urakami Cathedral

 


 

 Location of Nagasaki-city

  

 


 

 General information  

 

Address 1-79 Motoo-machi, Nagasaki-city
Access

8 minuts walk from Heiwa koen Tram Station 

Open hours

9:00 to 17:00

Admission fee No fee is required, please donate to the donation box
Days closed No closing days

 

 Featured tours  

 

Nagasaki-prefecture tours

 


 

 

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Peace Fountain at Nagasaki Peace Park

 

Peace Fountain reminds us of the tragic scene unfolded shortly after America dropped

the Atomic Bomb on Nagasaki at 11:02 am on Aug. 09, 1945.
With the completion of the Peace Fountain on Aug. 3, 1969, a monument inscribed with an

epitaph was constructed. Many people were burned deeply and died, crying and groaning

for water. When people recovered their peaceful life in 1965, a campaign for a Peace Fountain 

was launched.

Recorded on the monument are the name of the founder including the People’s Congress for

Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and Promotion of Peace and the Committee for the Construction

of the Peace Fountain.

 


 

Part of the epitaph reads as follows: To those who visit this place today. 
May you offer prayers to console the souls of those killed and promote peace.


 

 Location of Nagasaki-city

  

 


 

 General information  

 

Address Heiwakoen, Matsuyama-machi, Nagasaki-city
Access 3 minuts walk from Heiwa-koen-shita Tram Station 

 

 Featured tours  

 

Nagasaki-prefecture tours

 


 

 

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Nagasaki Peace Park

 

Nagasaki Peace Park was established in 1955 near the Ground Zero where 

the Atomic Bomb was dropped at 11:02 am on Aug. 09, 1945.

 

Peace Memorial Ceremony is held in front of the statue on August 9 every year and

the Mayor of Nagasaki makes the “Nagasaki peace declaration” for the whole world.

 


 

Peace Statue

 

Completed in 1955, ten years after the atomic bombing

The 9.7 meter high statue sitting on a 4 meter tall pedestal, made by renown sculptor

Kitamura Seibo who born in Minami-Shimabara-city, Nagasaki-prefecture in 1884.

The raised arm points to the threat of nuclear weapons and the out-stretched arm

symbolizes peace.

 

Visiting from all over Japan and

the World

Wishing for eternal world peace

from Nagasaki

Kitamura Seibo, the Statue was

completed at the age of 71


 

Peace Fountain

The Peace Fountain reminds us of the tragic scene unfolded shortly after America dropped the

Atomic Bomb on Nagasaki at 11:02 am on Aug. 09, 1945


 

Ground Zero

The plutonium atomic bomb exploded about 500m over the central monument at 11:02 a.m.

on August 9, 1945.   The most part of Nagasaki was destroyed, and a tremendous number of

lives were lost. And about 70,000 of Nagasaki’s 240,000 residents died instantly, and up to 60,000

were injured. 

Nuked 50th Anniversary

Monument 

Atomic bomb exploded over 

the central monument     

Ruin of destroyed Urakami

Cathedral


 

Atomic Bomb Museum

The museum exhibits a number of photograph that depict the devastation caused by atomic

bomb showing the lead-up to this tragic day, the history of the development of nuclear arms

and our desire for peace.

Destroyed Urakami Cathedral

 

Exhibits a number of photograph 

 

Dr. Nagai Takashi


 

 Location of Nagasaki-city

  

 


 

 General information  

 

Address Heiwakoen, Matsuyama-machi, Nagasaki-city
Access 3 minuts walk from Heiwa-koen-shita Tram Station 

 

 Featured tours  

 

Nagasaki-prefecture tours

Kyushu Round tours

・ 11 days Kyushu tour

・ 8 days Northern & Central Kyushu tour

・ 8 days Southern Kyushu tour

・ 6 days North-West Kyushu tour

・ 7 days Central Kyushu tour

・ 6 days North-Eest Kyushu tour

 


 

 

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Dejima

 

Only the trading port in Japan during Natinal isolation              

 

The fan-shaped artificial island in the bay of Nagasaki that was a Dutch trading port

as Japan’s only open gateway to Europe during Japan’s self-imposed isolation of Edo period

from 1641 until 1853.
The Dutch East India Company’s trading post at Dejima was closed in 1857. Since then,

the island has been surrounded by reclaimed land and merged into Nagasaki: its original

location is marked by rivets.

 

Entrance of Dejima

Fan-shaped artificial island,

was built in 1636

Dejima used from 1641 until

1853


 

A project to restore Dejima is underway.   In 2000, five buildings including the Deputy

Factor’s Quarters were completed and opened to the public. 

 

Dejima International Club

 

Building of residence, cooking

room, warehouse 

The old Dejima seminary,

a Christian theological school


 

In the spring of 2006, the finishing touches were put on the Chief Factor’s Residence, 

the Japanese Officials’ Office, the Head Clerk’s Quarters, the No. 3 Warehouse and 

the Sea Gate.

 

 

 

 


 

 Location of Nagasaki-city

  

 


 

 General information 

 

Address 6-1 Dejima-machi, Nagasaki-city
Access

a short walk from Dejima Tram station

Open hours 8:00 to 21:00
Admission fee JPY 510
Days closed No closing days

 

 Featured tours  

 

Nagasaki-prefecture tours

 


 

 

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Confucius Shrine

 

The world’s only Confucian shrine built outside China by Chinese hands

 

First built in 1893 by Chinese residents of Nagasaki with the support of the Ch’ing 

Dynasty government, the shrine was designed to serve as a place of worship and 

learning for the Chinese community, and housed a Confucian sanctuary and primary school. 

The buildings were severely damaged by the Atomic bomb explosion on August 9, 1945 and were

not restored and opened to the public until September 1967.
The shrine was extensively renovated in 1982. 

Standing outside the shrine are 72 statues representing the 72 followers of Confucius

 

A building at the rear of the shrine houses the Museum of Chinese History and Palace Museum.

It features large illuminated photographs of the old Silk Road and models of 

early Chinese inventions such as the world’s first seismograph. 

 

Displayed on the second floor are more than 80 treasure-class articles of varying antiquity on loan directly from the Chinese National Museum and Palace Museum in Beijing.

 


 

 Location of Nagasaki-city

  

 


 

 General information  

 

Address 10-30 Oura-machi, Nagasaki-city
Access

5 minutes walk from Oura-kaigan-dori Tram Station  or

3 minutes walk from Oura Tenshudo Tram Station

Open hours 9:30 to 18:00
Admission fee JPY 600
Days closed No closing days

 

 Featured tours  

 

Nagasaki-prefecture tours

 


 

 

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Martyrdom of the 26 Saints of Japan

 

Nishizaka Hill in Nagasaki reminds us of the Martyrdom of 26 Japanese Saints.

 
Their long trek to the Cross, verification of their faith in God and their chant for ascension
are well visualized with memorial made by Yasutake Funakoshi.
 

On February 5, 1597, Paulo Miki and 25 others were crucified for their belief in God on

order of Toyotomi Hideyoshi. 

The martyrs including four Spaniards, one from Goa, India, one Mexican and 20 Japanese

demonstrated their spiritual unity despite differences in races, ages and professions.

  

Nishizaka hill, the site of

Martyrdom in 1597

The martyrs said that 

” All people, bless God ! ”  

The 26 Japanese martyrs have 

been canonized in 1862

By putting them to death, Hideyoshi threatened people, saying I hereby ban Christianity”. 
Responded the martyrs’ chant “All people, bless God!  Death and life, liberty and persecution
and Dictators and the people confronted on Nishizaka Hill. 
 

The martyrs are immortal.

In 1862, the 26 Japanese martyrs were canonized by Pope Pius IX. In 1956, the place of

their martyrdom was designated as a Historical Place by Nagasaki Prefecture.

A monument dedicated to them was built on June 10 in 1962.
 

 

 Location of Nagasaki-city

  

 


 

 General information  

 

Address 7-8 Nishizaka-cho, Nagasaki-city
Access 5 minuts walk from JR Nagasaki Station

 

 Featured tours  

 

Nagasaki-prefecture tours

 


 

 

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Oura Cathedral

 

Basilica of Martyrdom of the 26 Saints of Japan

 

Registered on UNESCO’s World Heritage as Hidden Christian site

 

One of the famous landmarks in Nagasaki-city, was built in 1865 under the supervision of 

the French priest Bernard Petitjean.

It was designated as a National Treasure in 1933 for its value as Japan’s oldest Gothic-style

Cathedral.

 

Entrance gate of Oura Cathedral

1,000 yen admission fee

Japan’s oldest Gothic-style

Cathedral building

Windows of Cathedral building

 

“On March 17, 1865, a group of peasants from Urakami came to the church and professed

their faith to Father Petitjean, thus revealing that Christianity had survived through the 

centuries of persecution.

The white marble statue of the Holy Mother at the entrance was built in commemoration of

the dramatic discovery of the “Hidden Christians.

 

 Former Latin Seminario

 Nagasaki

 Statue of Mary, at entrance of

 Cathedral, installed in 1867

 Statue of Pope John Paul II,

 visited here in 1981


 

 Location of Nagasaki-city

  

 


 

 General information  

 

Address 5-3 Minamiyamate, Nagasaki-city
Access

10 minutes walk from Oura tensyudo-mae tram station

Open hours 8:00 to 17:45
Admission fee JPY 1,000
Days closed No closing days

 

 Featured tours  

 

Nagasaki-prefecture tours

 


 

 

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Sakitsu Village

 

Registered on UNESCE World Heritage as Hidden Christian site

Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region

 

A Gothic-looking church is located on a cove of a fishing village. In 1934, a French priest

Augustin Halbout MEP purchased the premises of the former village headman and built a

wooden and concrete finished church, with Tetsukawa Yosuke’s design and construction.

He placed the altar at the very site where fumie or a test to ensure non-allegiance to

Christianity had been conducted.

 


 

 Location of Amakusa

  

 


 

 General information  

 

Address 539 SAkitsu Kawazu-cho, Amakusa-city, Kumamoto-prefecture
Access

by Car

2 hours 40 minutes from Kumamoto-city

45 minutes from Amakusa Airport

Church

Open hours

 

9:00 to 17:00

Admission fee No fee is required
Days closed No closing days

 

Featured tours  

 

Kumamoto-prefecture   &   Miyazaki-prefecture 

・ Kumamoto, Aso and Takachiho 3 days tour

Aso and Takachiho / Dynamic nature 2 days tour    

・ Takachiho one-day tour

Amakusa / UNESCO Hidden Christian sites 2 days tour

Kyushu Round tours

・ 11 days Kyushu tour

・ 8 days Northern & Central Kyushu tour

・ 8 days Southern Kyushu tour

・ 6 days North-West Kyushu tour

・ 7 days Central Kyushu tour

・ 6 days North-Eest Kyushu tour

 


 

 

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Oe Cathedral Amakusa

 

Registered on UNESCE World Heritage as Hidden Christian site

Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region

 

The oldest Catholic Church in Amakusa and was one of the first churches built right after the ban

on Christianity was lifted. The and Romanesque-style architecture and the chalky white structure

was rebuilt in 1933 by a French missionary priest named Father Garnier using his own money and

contributions from local Christians living in the area.

 


 

 Location of Amakusa

  

 


 

 General information  

 

Address 1782 Oe Amakusa-cho, Amakusa-city, Kumamoto-prefecture
Access

by Car

2 hours 50 minutes from Kumamoto-city

60 minutes from Amakusa Airport

Open hours 9:00 to 17:00
Admission fee No fee is required
Days closed No closing days

 

Featured tours  

 

Kumamoto-prefecture   &   Miyazaki-prefecture 

・ Kumamoto, Aso and Takachiho 3 days tour

Aso and Takachiho / Dynamic nature 2 days tour    

・ Takachiho one-day tour

Amakusa / UNESCO Hidden Christian sites 2 days tour

Kyushu Round tours

・ 11 days Kyushu tour

・ 8 days Northern & Central Kyushu tour

・ 8 days Southern Kyushu tour

・ 6 days North-West Kyushu tour

・ 7 days Central Kyushu tour

・ 6 days North-Eest Kyushu tour

 


 

 

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UNESCO World Heritage / Onga River Pump Station

 

Onga River Pump Station

 

Built in 1910 on the east bank of the Onga River.
It served, and still serves, to deliver industrial water to Yawata via an 11.4 km pipeline.

This supply is integral to the steel production process and was necessary to cope with the 

1st phase expansion of the Imperial Steel Works.

 

The site has been registered on the UNESCO World Heritage,

Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution 

 

 Onga River

 Onga River Pump Station

 Water piping to the Steel Works


 

 Location of Kitakyushu-city

 

 


 

 General information 

 

Address 1-3-1 Dotenouchi, Nakana-city, Fukuoka-prefecture
Access

40 minutes by a vehicle from JR Kokura Station

60 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city


 

 Featured tous in Fukuoka-prefecture  

 

・ Fukuoka-city one-day tour

・ Kitakyushu-city one-day tour

・ Kawachi Wisteria garden & Kitakyushu-city one-day tour

・ Kitakyushu-city / UNESCO Industry Revolution one-day tour          

Kitakyushu-city study tour       

・ Kitakyushu-city hiking tour

・ Yanagawa & Dazaifu one-day tour

・ Itoshima one-day tour

・ Munakata & Fukutsu / UNESCO Sacred region one-day tour  

・ Munakata, Oshiama & Okinoshima / UNESCO Sacred region one-day tour

・ Toho village, Asakura and Ukiha one-day tour

・ Yoshii & Yanagawa Hina doll festival one-day tour

・ Kurume & Yame region one-day tour

 


 

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