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Kyushu Travel Guide

Nagasaki / UNESCO Hidden Christian sites one-day tour

 

Japanese Christianity has a long history of continuing faith while coexisting with Japanese

traditional religion Shinto and General society.

 

Japan’s unique practice of the Christian faith continued even during the ban on Christianity.

Hidden Christian Site in Nagasaki-cityShimabara  and  Amakusa regions bear unique

testimony to the tradition of people and their communities who secretly transmittraryed their

faith in Christianity while surviving in the midst of the conventional society and its religions

during the time of prohibition.

 

The tour introduces how Christians have been continued their faith since Christianity was

propagated to Japan, by visiting Hidden Christian sites in Nagasaki-city.

 


 

Travelling route 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Tour conditions

 

The tour is the private tour exclusively for your group.

・Minimum number : 2 person

・Maxum number : 30 person

・Start and end of the tour is Fukuoka-city, please specify the place where you want

・Tour date : please specify the date

・English speaking tour attendant escorts your journey to produce a pleasant trip.

・Chartered vehicle is utilized as per number of person.

 


 

Itinerary

 

8:00 Depart Fukuoka-city

Transfer to Nagasaki-city using Kyushu Expressway and Nagasaki highway, 2hours 

Exlore Unesco World Heritage sites and related sites in  Nagasaki-city

  Sotome area Hidden Christian Site  

  Urakami Cathedral 

  Lunch at Nagaaski Wharf

  Martyrdom of the 26 Saints of Japan     

  Oura Cathedral  

Transfer to Fukuoka-cuty using Nagasaki Expressway and Kyushu Expressway, 2hours 

18:00 Arrive at  Fukuoka-city

 


 

Where to visit

 

Sotome area Hidden Christian Site  / UNESCO World Heritage 

When he discovered the underground Christians, Petitjean realized that there were many

other Christians hiding in the Sotome region.

He appointed de Rotz as the parish priest of the Shitsu and Kurosaki districts.     

 

 

Shitsu Church

 

  Former Shitsu Aid Centre

 

The Statue of Mary


 

Urakami Cathedral

Originally constructed in 1895 as a brick Romanesque building, 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 the Cathedral

was built in 1959

 

Ruins of destroyed Urakami

Cathedral are displayed

 

Ruins of destroyed Cathedral,

displayed nearby Ground Zero


 

Nagaaski Wharf   lunch

Made up of around 20 unique shops and restaurants lined up at the water front, offering

various choices such Japanese, Western, and Italian cuisine, to beauty salons, outdoor

shops and more. It is quite the popular spot for people who want to relax while viewing the

sea beyond as they dine outdoors.

 

 

Restaurants lined up at the

water front

 

Featured typical Japanese

Restaurant

 

Viewing the Nagasaki Port


 

Martyrdom of the 26 Saints of Japan     

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


 

Oura Cathedral  / UNESCO World Heritage

Basilica of Martyrdom of the 26 Saints of Japan. 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

 

Japan’s oldest Gothic-style

Cathedral building

 

Statue of Mary, at entrance of

Cathedral, installed in 1867


 

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Your equiry can be sent by selecting the Enquiry Form link below.

Enquiry Form 

You can also contact us by e-mail at info@japan-kyushu-tourist.com

Tel :  +81-93-521-8897

Address :  AIM buiding 6th floor, 3-8-1 Asano, Kokura-kitaku, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture 

 


 

Tour results

We are offering various types of tours, and the tour results up to now are shown links below. 

Tailor-made tour    Study tour     Golf tour

 


 

Nagasaki / UNESCO Industrial modernization one-day tour

 

The origin of Japan’s modernization is here.

 

Under the growing sense of crisis over a foreign menace, Nagasaki supported the

introduction of Western countries technology, which started during the last years of

Japan’s National isolation period. With “ Dejima ” as the only window to West during

the period of National isolation.Nagasaki has contributed to Japan’s modernization

by serving as a place to acquire knowledge from oversea.

Nagasaki contributed for Shipbuilding and Coal Mining and 7 sites have been

registered on the UNESCO World Heritage, Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution.

 

This tour introduces how Nagasaki contributed to industrial development and japan a

chieved industrial modernization with unprecedented speed in the world, while visiting

the World heritage sites.

 


 

 Location of Nagasaki-city

 

  

 

 


 

Tour conditions

 

The tour is the private tour exclusively for your group.

・Minimum number : 2 person

・Maxum number : 30 person

・Start and end of the tour is Fukuoka-city, please specify the place where you want

・Tour date : please specify the date

・English speaking tour attendant escorts your journey to produce a pleasant trip.

・Chartered vehicle is utilized as per number of person.

 


 

Itinerary

 

8:00 Depart Fukuoka-city

Transfer to Nagasaki-city using Kyushu Expressway and Nagasaki highway, 2hours 

Exlore Unesco World Heritage sites in Nagasaki-city 

  Visit Former Pattern Shop / Shipyard History Museum

  See the Giant Cantilever Crane from a bus window

  Lunch at Nagaaski Wharf

  Visit Dejima

  Visit Glover Garden  

Transfer to Fukuoka-cuty using Nagasaki Expressway and Kyushu Expressway, 2hours 

18:00 Arrive at Fukuoka-city

 


 

Where to Explore

 

Former Pattern Shop  /  Shipyard History Museum / UNESCO World Heritage

The Former Pattern Shop was built in 1898 to produce wooden patterns for castings and is the

oldest factory building in the shipyard. It is a two-storied brick building with a timber roof truss.

There is a U-shaped rail on the ceiling to transport materials.

The building was refurbished to the Shipyard History Museum in 1985 and is open to the public.

 

 

The Former Pattern Shop

 building

 

Introduce the history of

Mitsubishi Heavy Industry

 

 

The Shipyard History Museum

in the Former Pattern Shop


 

Giant Cantilever Crane / UNESCO World Heritage

The Giant Cantilever Crane is the first electric-powered crane of its type in Japan, imported from

Scotland in 1909, which is the oldest surviving one in operation in the world. It can still lift a load

of 150 tons and is used to ship heavy goods.

 

 

 Mitsubishi Heavy Industry

 Shipyard 

 

  Giant Cantilever Crane

 

 View of Nagasaki port from

 Glover Garden


 

Nagaaski Wharf  / lunch

Elegant international & domestic tourist harbour

Made up of around 20 unique shops and restaurants lined up at the water front, offering

various choices such Japanese, Western, and Italian cuisine, to beauty salons, outdoor

shops and more. It is quite the popular spot for people who want to relax while viewing the

sea beyond as they dine outdoors.

 

Restaurants lined up at the

water front

Featured typical Japanese

Restaurant

Viewing the Nagasaki Port


 

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.

 

Fan-shaped artificial island,

was built in 1636

 

Building of residence, cooking

room, warehouse 

 

The old Dejima seminary,

a Christian theological school


 

Glover Garden   / UNESCO World Heritage

Located on Minami-Yamate hill in Nagasaki-city, Glover Garden has nine Western style buildings

including the Glover’s Residence built in 1863 by Japanese carpenter Koyama Hidenoshin

The garden takes its name from Thomas Glover, his arms-importing operations played 
an important part in the Meiji Restoration, he built the first train line in Japan and he even

helped establish the first modern Mitsubishi ship yard. The Glover Residence is Japan’s oldest

wooden Western-style building and is the UNESCO World Heritage

 

 

Tomas Glover Residence,

World Heritage

 

Former Mitsubishi second

dock house

 

Overlooking of Nagasaki

harbour


 

Option

 

Hashima Coal Mine  /  Gunkan-jima island cruise

Hashima coal mining island is an artificial reclaimed island and the site of Japan’s first major

undersea coal exploitation (1890) pioneered by Mitsubishi – and host to one of the world’s

most extraordinary former mining communities. Hashima Island is located 3 km southwest of

Takashima, and it was the success of Takashima that led Mitsubishi to purchase this island – both

islands giving access to the same undersea coal deposit. Now Hashima is a ruin called “Gunkanjima”,

so called after its resemblance to the silhouette of a battleship.

 

 

From Nagasaki port, the cruise

ship take you to Gunkan-jima

island.

 

The artificial reclaimed island

for Coal Mine

 

The site of Japan’s first major

undersea coal exploitation 

ioneered

 


 

Should you need further information please feel free to contact us.

Your equiry can be sent by selecting the Enquiry Form link below.

Enquiry Form 

You can also contact us by e-mail at info@japan-kyushu-tourist.com

Tel :  +81-93-521-8897, Fax :  +81-93-521-8898

Address :  AIM buiding 6th floor, 3-8-1 Asano, Kokura-kitaku, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture 

 


 

Tour results

We are offering various types of tours, and the tour results up to now are shown links below. 

Tailor-made tour    Study tour     Golf tour

 


 

Nagasaki one-day tour

 

The city in harmony with foreign countries cultures.

 

The fascinating Nagasaki-city has been created since Japan began exchanging with foreign

countries during the National isolation period. The city have many oversea countries cultures

and also the significant Japanese histories like no other areas. In addition to above features,

the geographical conditions are creating fascinating tourism and now many tourists are visiting

here.

Historical features : the following events have experiened in Nagasaki

Natioanl isolation in Japan, Hidden Christian, Japan’s Industry modernization and 

Atomic bomb

 


 

Travelling route

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Tour conditions

 

The tour is the private tour exclusively for your group.

・Minimum number : 2 person

・Maxum number : 30 person

・Start and end of the tour is Fukuoka-city, please specify the place where you want

・Tour date : please specify the date

・English speaking tour attendant escorts your journey to produce a pleasant trip.

・Chartered vehicle is utilized as per number of person.

 


 

Itinerary  

 

8:00 Depart Fukuoka-city

Transfer to Nagasaki using Kyushu Expressway and Nagasaki highway, 2hours 

Visiting  Peace Park  

  Atomic Bomb Museum   → Grond Zero → Peace Fountain Peace Statue

Visiting UNESCO World Heritage sites Glover Garden →  Oura Cathedral 

Lunch at China town

Exploring Dejima ; Only the trading port in Japan during Natinal isolation period              

Exploring Mount Inasa ; enjoy the magnificent views of Nagasaki 

Transfer to Fukuoka-cuty using Nagasaki Expressway and Kyushu Expressway, 2hours 

18:00 Arrive Fukuoka-city

 

Option : the following sites can be arranged as a option.

Martyrdom of the 26 Saints of Japan   

Confucius Shrine

Magane-bashi bridge

Gunkan-jima island cruise

 


 

Where to explore  

 

Peace Park

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

 Peace Fountain

 

 

Reminds the tragic scene unfolded

shortly after the

dropped Atomic Bomb

 Ground Zero

 

 

The Atomic bomb exploded

about 500m over the central 

monument              


 

Glover Garden  / UNESCO World Heritage Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution

The garden takes its name from Thomas Glover, his arms-importing operations played 
an important part in the Meiji Restoration, he built the first train line in Japan and he even

helped establish the first modern Mitsubishi ship yard.

 

 

Tomas Glover Residence,

World Heritage

 

Former Mitsubishi second

dock house

 

Overlooking of Nagasaki

harbour


 

Oura Cathedral / UNESCO World Heritage Hidden Christian sites

Basilica of Martyrdom of the 26 Saints of Japan. 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

 

Japan’s oldest Gothic-style

Cathedral building

 

Statue of Mary, at entrance of

Cathedral, installed in 1867


 

Mount Inasa

It is a 333 meter high mountain in close distance to JR Nagasaki Station. The summit can be

reached by ropeway or car and offers great views over the city. And also, the magnificent night

views from Mount Inasa are ranked among Japan’s three best night views.

 

 

 Veiw from Nagasaki harbor

 

 View from the Summit 

 

 World’s three great night veiw  


 

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.

 

 

Fan-shaped artificial island,

was built in 1636

 

Building of residence, cooking

room, warehouse 

 

The old Dejima seminary,

a Christian theological school


 

China Town

Nagasaki China town at shinchi is one of the big three china town in Japan.

There are about 50 Chinese restaurants and many Chinese sundries shops in there.

 

 

 Main gate of China town

 

Chinese restaurants and 

Chinese sundries shops 

 

 Minato park adjacent to

 China town


 

Option

 

Martyrdom of the 26 Saints of Japan     

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


 

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. 

 

 

 Entrance of Confucian Shrine

 

Confucian shrine only built

outside China

 

  The 72 followers of Confucius

 


 

Megane-bashi bridge

The oldest stone arch bridge in Japan, Meganebashi or Spectacles Bridge, over the

Nakashima River was built in Nagasaki in 1634 by the Chinese monk Mokusunyoujo

who is a second generation of Chinese monks living at Kofukuji Temple.

 

 

The oldest stone arch

 bridge in Japan

 

Megane Bridge is Japan’s

first group bridge    

 

 Featured Ice cream shop

 at the river side


 

Hashima Coal Mine  /  Gunkan-jima island cruise

Hashima coal mining island is an artificial reclaimed island and the site of Japan’s first major

undersea coal exploitation (1890) pioneered by Mitsubishi – and host to one of the world’s

most extraordinary former mining communities. Hashima Island is located 3 km southwest of

Takashima, and it was the success of Takashima that led Mitsubishi to purchase this island,

both islands giving access to the same undersea coal deposit. Now Hashima is a ruin called

“Gunkanjima”, so called after its resemblance to the silhouette of a battleship.

 

 

From Nagasaki port, the cruise

ship take you to Gunkan-jima

island.

 

The artificial reclaimed island

for Coal Mine

 

The site of Japan’s first major

undersea coal exploitation 

ioneered

 


 

Contact us

Should you need further information please feel free to contact us.

Your equiry can be sent by selecting the Enquiry Form link below.

Enquiry Form 

You can also contact us by e-mail at info@japan-kyushu-tourist.com

Tel :  +81-93-521-8897, Fax :  +81-93-521-8898

Address :  AIM buiding 6th floor, 3-8-1 Asano, Kokura-kitaku, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture 

 


 

Tour results

We are offering various types of tours, and the tour results up to now are shown links below. 

Tailor-made tour    Study tour     Golf tour

 


 

Sotome area Hidden Christian Sites

 

The mission base of de Rotz, who dedicated himself to assisting the needy.

When he discovered the underground Christians, Petitjean realized that there were

many other Christians hiding in the Sotome region. He appointed de Rotz as the

parish priest of the Shitsu and Kurosaki districts.

 


 

On an elevation commanding a view over the Sea of Goto, he established a church

at his own expense. The building was extended and renovated again and again.

A statue of Mary that he ordered from France is standing in the bell tower.

 


 
Around Sotome area
 

 

 Michino-eki, Road Station

 

Endo Shusaku Literary Museum

 

Fishing harbor


 

 Location of Nagasaki-city

 

  

 


 

General information  

Address Shitsu, Nagasaki-city
Access 50 minutes by a vehicle from JR Nagasaki Station

 

 
Should you need further information please feel free to contact us.

Your equiry can be sent by selecting the Enquiry Form link below.

Enquiry Form 

You can also contact us by e-mail at info@japan-kyushu-tourist.com

Tel :  +81-93-521-8897, Fax :  +81-93-521-8898

Address :  AIM buiding 6th floor, 3-8-1 Asano, Kokura-kitaku, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture 

 


 

Megane-bashi bridge

 

The oldest stone arch bridge in Japan.

 

Meganebashi or Spectacles Bridge, over the Nakashima River was built in Nagasaki

in 1634 by the Chinese monk Mokusunyoujo who is a second generation of Chinese

monks living at Kofukuji Temple.

 

It is said to be the oldest stone arch bridge in Japan and has been designated as an

Important Cultural Property. Megane Bridge is also part of the first group of bridges

built over Nakashima River.

 

Megane Bridge is made of stone and is a double arch bridge. It received the

nickname “Spectacles Bridge” because its two arches and their reflection in the

water create the image of a pair of spectacles.

 


 

 Location of Nagasaki-city

 

  

 


 

 General information  

 

Address Uonomachi, Nagasaki-city
Access

3 minuts walk from Meganebashi Tram station 


 
Should you need further information please feel free to contact us.

Your equiry can be sent by selecting the Enquiry Form link below.

Enquiry Form

You can also contact us by e-mail at info@japan-kyushu-tourist.com

Tel :  +81-93-521-8897, Fax :  +81-93-521-8898

Address :  AIM buiding 6th floor, 3-8-1 Asano, Kokura-kitaku, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture 

 


 

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

 

Should you need further information please feel free to contact us.

Your equiry can be sent by selecting the Enquiry Form link below.

Enquiry Form

You can also contact us by e-mail at info@japan-kyushu-tourist.com

Tel :  +81-93-521-8897, Fax :  +81-93-521-8898

Address :  AIM buiding 6th floor, 3-8-1 Asano, Kokura-kitaku, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture 

 


 

Huis Ten Bosch one-day tour

 

Huis Ten Bosch is also must visit attraction which is a theme park reproducing the rows

of houses and streets including Huis Ten Bosch Palace of the Netherlands.

 


 

Travelling route

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Tour conditions 

 

The tour is the private tour exclusively for your group.

・Minimum number : 2 person

・Maxum number : 30 person

・Start and end of the tour is Fukuoka–city, please specify the place where you want

・Tour date : please specify the date

・English speaking tour attendant escorts your journey to produce a pleasant trip.

・Chartered vehicle is utilized as per number of person.

 


 

Itinerary  

 

8:00 Depart Fukuoka–city

Transfer to Sasebo , 2hours 

Enjoy Huis Ten Bosch including your own lunch

Exploring Saikai Pearl Sea Resort and Kuju-kushima, 99 (ninety nine) Islands

Transfer to Fukuoka, 2hours 

18:00 Arrive at Fukuoka–city

 

Options

The following sites can be combined with Huis Ten Bosch

Saikai Pearl Sea Resort

Kuju-kushima, 99 (ninety nine) Islands

Arita

 


 

Where to Explore  

 

Huis Ten Bosch

Huis Ten Bosch is a theme park in Sasebo, which recreates the Netherlands by

displaying life-sized copies of old Dutch buildings.

The name Huis Ten Bosch translates into English as “House in the Woods/bush”.

It is named after Huis ten Bosch in The Hague, one of the three official residences

of the Dutch Royal Family.

 

 


 

Option

 

Saikai Pearl Sea Resort


 

Kuju-kushima, 99 (ninety nine) Islands


 

Arita

Famous for Arita yaki which is 400-years old porcelain. The piece is bright, elegant pictures

drawn in transparent white porcelain

 

 


 

Contact us   

Should you need further information or assistances please feel free to contact us.

Your equiry can be sent by selecting the Enquiry Form link below.

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You can also contact us by e-mail at info@japan-kyushu-tourist.com

And we would love to chat about your travel plans on the phone as well,
please ring our office a call.   +81-93-521-8897

 


 

Tour results

We are offering various types of tours, and the tour results up to now are shown links below.      

Tailor-made tour    Study tour     Golf tour

 


 

Samurai Houses

 

Samurai was a term for the military nobility in pre-industrial Japan.

The Samurai Houses in Shimabara along the old Samurai street nearby Shimabara

Castle were built in 18th century.

 

Three samurai houses, the Yamamoto residenceShinozuka residence and Torita

residence, are opened to the public exhibiting the life style of old Samurai.

 


 

Location of Shimabara

 

   

 


 

General information  

Address Shimonocho, Shimabara-city, Nagasaki-prefecture
Access

80 minutes by vehicle from Nagasaki Airport

100 minutes by behicle from Nagasaki-city

15 minutes walk from Shimatetsu Shimabara Station

Open hours 9:00 to 17:00
Admission fee No fee is required
Days closed December 29 and 30

Should you need further information please feel free to contact us.

Your equiry can be sent by selecting the Enquiry Form link below.

Enquiry Form

You can also contact us by e-mail at info@japan-kyushu-tourist.com

Tel :  +81-93-521-8897, Fax : +81-93-521-8898

Address :  AIM buiding 6th floor, 3-8-1 Asano, Kokura-kitaku, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture 

 


 

Samurai Street

 

Samurai street lined with stone walls and a spring water canal running down the center

commemorates the old samurai section of Shimabara.

Three Samurai houses have been restored and opened as exhibits.

 


 


 

 Location of Shimabara

 

   

 


 

General information  

Address Shimonocho, Shimabara-city, Nagasaki-prefecture
Access

80 minutes by vehicle from Nagasaki Airport

100 minutes by behicle from Nagasaki-city

15 minutes walk from Shimatetsu Shimabara Station


 

Should you need further information please feel free to contact us.

Your equiry can be sent by selecting the Enquiry Form link below.

Enquiry Form

You can also contact us by e-mail at info@japan-kyushu-tourist.com

Tel :  +81-93-521-8897, Fax : +81-93-521-8898

Address :  AIM buiding 6th floor, 3-8-1 Asano, Kokura-kitaku, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture 

 


 

Harajo Castle Ruins

 

Site of Historic Battle field of Shimabara Rebellion. Harajo Castle Ruins is

UNESCO World Heritage site Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region

The site is located in Minami-arima in Minami-Shimabara-city and the Battle field

of Shimabara Rebellion which was a peasant uprising agaist bakufu’s persecution of

Christians under the leadership of Amakusa Shiro in 1637.

 

It was founded by Arima Takazumi in 1496 and was a flat castle with a fortress naturally created

both by the cliff facing Ariake Sea and the tide coming in. This Castle was abandoned since

Matsudaira. 

 

Shigemasa, the load of Shimabara, built Shimabara Castle after the rupture of Arima family ties. 
Christian farmers rose in a riot due to their grievance about the oppression by Matsukura 
Shigemasa. The Shogunate regarded this riot as Christian rebellion and sent its punitive force,
therefore locked themselves in the castle and with their leader Amakusa Shiro Tokisada fought
against the Shogunate.

On February 27, 1638, he died in battle. The following day, the castle fell. 37,000 Christians

including women and children died a violent death. 

 

It is registered on the UNESCO World Heritage as Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region

in 2018.

 


 

 Location of Shimabara

 

   

 


 

General information  

Address Minamiarima-cho, Minami-Shimabara-city, Nagasaki-prefecture
Access

50 minutes by a vehicle from Shimabara-city

50 minutes by a vehicle from Unzen-city

100 minutes by a vehicle from Nagasaki-city


 
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