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Nagasaki / UNESCO Hidden Christian sites One-day tour

Nagasaki is a sacred place of Christianity where Pope and Saint Mother Teresa

officially visited.

The tour introduces the Hidden Christian sites and related sites in Nagasaki-city and Sotome.

 

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 and related 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  or China Town

Exlore Unesco World Heritage sites and related sites 

  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


 

Lunch at Nagaaski Wharf or China Town

 

Nagaaski Wharf  

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.

 

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.

 

 


 

Martyrdom of the 26 Saints of Japan     

Nishizaka Hill in Nagasaki is the place of Martyrdom of 26 Japanese Saints.

The Twenty-Six Martyrs of Japan were a group of Catholics who were executed by
crucifixion on February 5, 1597.Their martyrdom is especially significant in the history
of the Catholic Church in Japan.
In 1950, Pope Pius XII designated this place as an official pilgrimage site for Catholics.
And Saint Teresa of Calcutta commonly known as Mother Teresa visited here in 1982.
 

 

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

The museum behind the Monument is devoted to the memory of the martyrs and to Christianity in

Japan in general. Its interior is reminiscent of a church with stained-glass windows, making for

atmospheric viewing of the exhibits. On display are artifacts related to Christianity in Japan,

including old documents, statues and jewelry.

 

 

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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Ground Zero

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Pope Francis visited Nagasaki on November 24, 2019, and calls for a ‘world without nuclear

weapons’ at the Ground Zero.

 

 

 

Disastrous War must not be repeated.

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.

 

The time, Atomic bomb was

exploded

Atomic bomb exploded over 

the central monument

Nuked 50th Anniversary

Monument 


 

The radius of total destruction was about 1.6km, followed by fires across the northern portion of the 

city to 3.2km south of the bomb.

 

Ruin of destroyed Urakami

Cathedral

Ruin of destroyed Urakami

Cathedral

The one leg Torii gate at

Sanno Shrine


 

The total number of residents died may have been as many as 80,000, including those who died from radiation poisoning in the following months.

Even now, many atomic bomb survivors are suffering. The list of names of the atomic bomb victim

who died up to now is stored in the monument.

 

 The Bell of Nagasaki

 Peace Fountain 

 Folding paper cranes pray

 for 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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The 26 Martyrs Museum

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The 26 Martyrs Museum is dedicated to the twenty six Christians who were executed here

on February 5, 1597.

They included both foreign missionaries and Japanese laymen. Missionary activities were

prohibited at the time, and Japan’s ruler Toyotomi Hideyoshi staged the execution as a warning.

The monument is located in a small park on a hill not far from Nagasaki Station and offers

nice views over the city.

  

A straight red line runs from the Monument across the park’s plaza in the direction of the

Oura Cathedral on the opposite side of the city. Oura Cathedral is also dedicated to the 26 martyrs.

 

 

The museum behind the monument is devoted to the memory of the martyrs and to Christianity in

Japan in general. Its interior is reminiscent of a church with stained-glass windows, making for

atmospheric viewing of the exhibits. On display are artifacts related to Christianity in Japan,

including old documents, statues and jewelry.

 


 

General information  

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

 

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Nagasaki-prefecture travel guide

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Nagasaki-prefecture is located north-west side of Kyushu and borders Saga-prefecture

on the east, and is otherwise surrounded by Seas.

It also includes a large number of islands such as Tsushima and Iki. Most of the prefecture is

near the coast and there are a number of ports such as Nagasakicity and a United States Navy

base at Sasebocity. The capital of Nagasaki-prefecture is Nagasakicity .

 


 

 Location of Nagasaki-prefecture

 

   

 


 

Where to exprore

 

Nagasaki-city

One of Must visit destination in KyushuThe city have many oversea countries cultures and

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

eographical conditions are creating fascinating tourism and now many tourists are visiting here.

Historical features; the following had exprienced in Nagasaki.

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

 


 

Shimabara

Region spread in the foot of gentle mount Unzen and facing to calm sea Shimabara is consist of

two cities on Shimabara peninsula, Shimabara-city west side of peninsula and

Minami-Shmabara-city south-west side of peninsula. The region offers various enjoyable things 

such as Nature, Onsen, Castle town of Shimabara-city, UNESCO World Heritage of

Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region

 


 

Unzen

Unzen is a gentle Onsen resort situated in the Unzen National Park. Located in the centre of

Shimabara peninsua, at the southwest part of Mount Unzen with an altitude of 700m.

It is started receiving foreign tourists around the year 1900 when Kaempfer and Siebold

introduced the city to Europe and China. The area was the first area to be designated as a

National Park in Japan. 

 


 

Obama Onsen

Onsen Resort facing to Tachibana bay. Located at western foot of Mount Unzen, and consist of

Shimabara peninsula Onsen Resort along with Unzen Onsen Resort and Shimabara Onsen Resort.  

About 30 Hotels and Japanese style accommodation are standing along the Tachibana bay and

there are 3 public baths where visitor can use.

 


 

Sasebo

The 2nd largest city in Nagasaki-prefecture next to Nagasaki-city. The city includes a part of

Saikai National Park. Located in the southern part of the city is the Dutch-styled theme park

Huis Ten Bosch.

 


 

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.

 


 

Hirado

Hirado off the North West coast of Nagasaki-prefecture is a beautiful and historic location full

of interesting museums, Christian churches, white sandy beaches and an imposing castle.

Portuguese ships first landed in Hirado’s superb natural harbor in 1549 and St. Francis Xavier

is known to have visited in 1550. In the 1580s, the Portuguese established a trading station,

followed soon by the Dutch and the British. The island had been an important port for trade

with Korea and China since earlier times, with the rights to foreign trade held by the local

Matsuura clan.

 


 

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Nagasaki one-day tour

 

The city in harmony with foreign countries cultures.

 

The cultures of Nagasaki have 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 Nagasaki Wharf or 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


 

Lunch at Nagaaski Wharf or China Town

 

Nagaaski Wharf  

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.

 

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.

 

 

 

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


 

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  


 

Option

 

Martyrdom of the 26 Saints of Japan     

Nishizaka Hill in Nagasaki is the place of Martyrdom of 26 Japanese Saints.

The Twenty-Six Martyrs of Japan were a group of Catholics who were executed by
crucifixion on February 5, 1597.Their martyrdom is especially significant in the history
of the Catholic Church in Japan.
In 1950, Pope Pius XII designated this place as an official pilgrimage site for Catholics.
And Saint Teresa of Calcutta commonly known as Mother Teresa visited here in 1982.

 

 

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

 


 

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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 

 


 

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Sotome area Hidden Christian Sites

 

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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

 

 
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Peace Statue

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World Peace from Nagasaki.

The Peace Statue was 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 

 

Contact us   

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

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

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Atomic Bomb Museum

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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.

 

Pope Francis visited Nagasaki on November 24, 2019.

 

 

 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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Gunkan-jima island cruise

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The cruise ship take you exploring Tachibana bay from Nagasaki port and landing on

Gunkan-jima island.

 

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.

 

 


 

General information  

Address Hashima Takashima, Nagasaki-city
Access

about 40 by a ferry from Nagasaki port


 

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Nagasaki travel guide

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The city in harmony with foreign countries cultures

Nagasaki-city has many oversea countries cultures and the significant Japanese histories

like no other areas. The fascinating Nagasaki-city has been created since Japan began exchanging

with foreign countries during the National isolation period. In addition to above features, the

geographical conditions are creating fascinating tourism and now many tourists are visiting here.

 


 

Historical features

1)National isolation in Japan

     Nagasaki is the only place opened to oversea countries ( just Dutch and China ) during the

     National isolation period from 1639 to 1854.

     And trading with Dutch was done at artificial island Dejima.

2) Hidden Christian

    Japan’s unique practice of the Christian faith continued in Nagasaki region even during the ban

    on Christianity from 1587 to 1859. In 2018,  Hidden Christian Sites in Nagasaki region is

    registered on UNESCO’s World Heritage.

3) Japan’s Industry modernization

    Shipbuilding, and Coal Mining, industries in Nagasaki were great contributed Japan’s Industry

    modernization. And 5 sites of these industries are registered on UNESCO’s World Heritage as

    Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution         

4) Atomic bomb

   The Atomic bomb exploded at 11:02 a.m. on August 9, 1945.

    The most part of Nagasaki was destroyed, and a tremendous number of lives were lost.

    Nagasaki is now appealing for World Peace, Disastrous War must not be repeated.


 

Exploring Nagasaki  

 

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 Glover Residence is Japan’s oldest wooden Western-style building and is the UNESCO World

Heritage registered in 2015 as Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution.

 

Tomas Glover Residence,

World Heritage

Former Mitsubishi second

dock house

Overlooking of Nagasaki

harbour


 

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               


 

UNESCO World Heritages sites  

 

Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution

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 contributed for Shipbuilding and Coal

Mining and 7 sites have been registered on the UNESCO World Heritage. 

 

    Glover House

 Hashima island /

 Gunkan-jima island 

   Giant Cantilever Crane

 


 

Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region

 

Oura Cathedral  / UNESCO World Heritage

Basilica of Martyrdom of the 26 Saints of Japan.     

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

Japan’s oldest Gothic-style

Cathedral building

Statue of Mary, at entrance of

Cathedral, installed in 1867


 

Martyrdom of the 26 Saints of Japan     

Nishizaka Hill in Nagasaki is the place of Martyrdom of 26 Japanese Saints.

The Twenty-Six Martyrs of Japan were a group of Catholics who were executed by
crucifixion on February 5, 1597.Their martyrdom is especially significant in the history
of the Catholic Church in Japan.
In 1950, Pope Pius XII designated this place as an official pilgrimage site for Catholics.
And Saint Teresa of Calcutta commonly known as Mother Teresa visited here in 1982.

 

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


 

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


 

Featured destinations

 

Mount Inasa

 

World’s three great night veiw 

can be seen from the summit        

Magane-bashi bridge

The oldest stone arch bridge

in Japan       

Kazagashira Park

Magnificent view of Nagasaki,

on the other side of Mt. Inasa


 

Dejima

Only the trading port in Japan

 during Natinal isolation              

Urakami Cathedral

Newly constructed church, after destroyed by Atomic bomb

Sofukuji temple 

The first Chinese style temple

in Nagasaki


 

China town

One of the three big China

 town in Japan 

Confucius Shrine

 

The world’s only Confucian

shrine built outside China by

Chinese hands

Suwa Shrine

The spiritual and cultural hub

for the citizens of Nagasaki

 


 

Nagaaski Wharf

Elegant international & domestic

tourist harbour

Kofukuji Temple

A Chinese temple to pray for

safe navigation 

 Nagasaki Pearl

Nagasaki-prefecture is the

birthplace of pearls

 


 

Location of Nagasaki-city

 

  

 

 


 

General information

Address City hall : 2-22 Sakura-machi, Nagasaki-city, Nagasaki-prefecture
Access

2 hours and 40 minutes by a vehicle from Kitakyushu-city

2 hours by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

1 hour and 30 minutes by a vehicle from Saga-city

1 hour and 30 minutes by a vehicle from Shimabara-city

1 hour and 10 minutes by a vehicle from Unzen-city

1 hour and 10 minutes by a vehicle from Sasebo-city

 

2 hours and 20 minutes by JR express train from JR Hakata Station

Transportation

Tram : Convenient transportation system for sightseeing in Nagasaki-city

Almost all the tourist attractions are located within walking distance

from tram station

Population 418,000   Population density 1,030

 

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