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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

 

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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 

 

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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 bronze Peace Statue has one left arm extending horizontally and other right arm pointing

to the sky. The left arm stretching to the horizon symbolizes world peace, and the other right 

pointing skyward indicates the threat of atomic destruction (the harm of nuclear power). 

The closed eyes show the prayer for the peaceful repose of the victims of the Atomic Bomb.

 

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 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.

 


 

 Commitment to World Peace from all over the World 


 


 


 

 Location of Nagasaki-city

  

 


 

General information  

Address Heiwakoen, Matsuyama-machi, Nagasaki-city
Access 5 minuts walk from Heiwa-koen-shita Tram Station 

 

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Atomic Bomb Museum

 

Atomic Bomb Museum opened in Nagasaki Peace Park in 1996 as part of the 50th anniversary

project for the Nagasaki atomic bombing.

 

The museum replaced Nagasaki International Cultural Hall, where a number of artifacts related to

the atomic bombing were exhibited.

 

In addition to these artifacts, 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.

 


 

 Location of Nagasaki-city

  

 

 

General information

Address 7-8 Hirano-machi, Nagasaki-city
Access

5 minuts walk from Genbaku-shiryokan Tram Station 

Open hours

8:30 to 17:30  September to December

8:30 to 18:30  May to August

8:30 to 20:00  Augaust 7 to 9

Admission fee JPY 200
Days closed December 29 to 31

 

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Ruins of Urakami Cathedral

 

Ruins of Urakami Cathedral
When you look to the right facing the Ground zero Monument see a sectionof damaged brick wall from the former Urakami Cathedral.

The church was located about 500 m northeast of the Ground zero

on the same site as the modern refurbished Urakami Cathedral.

The construction of former building began in 1895 and continued 

until 1925, when the twin steeples reached completion. 

Known at that time as the largest church in Orient, the imposing red-brick 

structure was devastated by the atomic bomb explosion, and a large 

number of parishioners were killed.

In 1958, part of the damaged eleven-meter-tall southern wall was moved

to Nagasaki Peace Park.

Present Urakami Cathedral

The new cathedral was rebuilt in hornor of those lost.
It was reconstructed to its present shape in 1959 and the brick construction

was renovated in 1980, a year before the Pope’s visit.


 

 Location of Nagasaki-city

  

 


 
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Monument of the Child Praying for Peace

 

At the bottom of the steps leading down from the front of the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum

The Monument of a Child Praying for Peace depicting a girl wearing a kimono and holding

a folded paper crane.

 

At that time of the atomic bombing there were several schools in the Ground Zero area

and some 10,000 school children are through to have perished in the bombing.

 

On the 20th anniversary of the atomic bombing, donations were collected widely from

children who express their wish for peace, and this statue was unveiled on August 9, 1967

and remains to this day as a symbol the aspiration for eternal peace.

 


 

Location of Nagasaki-city

  

 


 

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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 

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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