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Nagasaki one-day tour

  • Nagasaki Peace Park

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, Christian Pilgrimage, 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, 2hours 

Visiting  Peace Park  

Atomic Bomb Museum   

  Exhibits a number of photograph that depict the devastation caused by Atomic Bomb

Ground Zero 

  The plutonium atomic bomb exploded about 500m over the central monument

Peace Fountain

  Reminds us of the tragic scene unfolded shortly after dropped the Atomic Bomb

Peace Statue 

  The Peace Statue was completed ten years after the atomic bombing for World Peace

Oura Cathedral 

  The Cathedral is one of the significant Christian Pilgrimage site in Japan

Glover Garden 

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

  including the Glover’s residence

Lunch at Nagasaki Wharf or China town

Dejima 

  Only open gateway to Europe during Japan’s National isolation period

Mount Inasa 

  Enjoy the magnificent views of Nagasaki 

 

Transfer to Fukuoka-city, 2hours 

18:00 Arrive Fukuoka-city

 


 

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

Martyrdom of the 26 Saints of Japan   

  The Twenty-Six Martyrs of Japan were a group of Catholics who were executed by

  crucifixion

Confucius Shrine

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

Megane-bashi bridge

  The oldest stone arch bridge in Japan

Gunkan-jima island cruise

  Exploring Tachibana bay from Nagasaki port and landing on Gunkan-jima island

 


 

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.

 

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.


 

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. 


 

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. The raised arm points to

the threat of nuclear weapons and the out-stretched arm symbolizes peace.


 

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

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

including the Glover’s Residence built in 1863 and is Japan’s oldest wooden Westernstyle building

registered on the UNESCO World Heritage. The elegant scenery of Nagasaki harbor view from

Glover Garden can be enjoyed. 


 

Oura Cathedral / UNESCO World Heritage Hidden Christian sites

The Cathedral is one of the significant Christian Pilgrimage site in Japan.  Established 1865, this

church is officially known as “Oura Cathedral, the Church of 26 Martyrs.”  It was built by the French

priest Bernard Petitjean of Fier who had been dispatched by the Foreign Missionary Church of

Paris to dedicate prayers to the 26 saints martyred on Nishizaka hill.


 

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 JapanThere are about 50

Chinese restaurants and many Chinese sundries shops in there.

   


 

Dejima 

Dejima was the fan-shaped artificial island in the bay of Nagasaki where was used as a Dutch

trading port and it was only open gateway to Europe during Japan’s National isolation of Edo

period from 1641 until 1853. At that time, many European technologies and cultures were

introduced here through Dutch.


 

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.


 

Option

 

Martyrdom of the 26 Saints of Japan     

Nishizaka hill is the most significant Christian Pilgrimage site in Japan. The 26 Martyrs of Japan

were a group of Catholics who were executed by rucifixion on February 5, 1597.Their martyrdom

is especially significant in the history of the Catholic Church in Japan. In 1637, St. Lorenzo Luiz

from Philippines martyred here at Nishizaka hill.


 

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.


 

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. 


 

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.


 

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 pioneered by Mitsubishi. Hashima Island is located 3 km southwest of

Takashima. Now Hashima is a ruins called “Gunkanjima”, so called after its resemblance to the

silhouette of a battleship.


 

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Nagasaki-prefecture travel guide

  • Nagasaki travel guide

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

geographical 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.


 

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Unzen travel guide

  • Unzen Onsen Resort

Unzen is a gentle Onsen resort situated in the Unzen National Park. The Resort area was

originally developed for foreigners as a place close to Nagasaki-city.

 

 

Unzen Onsen Resort

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 in 1934. 

    Unzen Onsen Resort town

     Unzen Onsen Resort town       

               Mount Unzen


 

Where to explore  

 

Nita Pass

One of the best scenic spot in Unzen. At any time of the year the natural scenery of Nita Pass 

in Unzen is magnificent. Azaleas, green leaves, brilliant autumnal tints of maples and silver frost

represent each season of the year.

        Entrance to Nita pass

         Nita pass Observetory

  Rope way to Myoken mountain


 

Unzen Jigoku

Jigoku, means Hell, is the number one attraction of Unzen with a peculiar smell of sulfur emitted

from the springs, and with white smoke rising from the ground over a wide area. This is a striking

reminder that Unzen Volcano is still very much alive.


 

Unzen Trekking

Various trekking routes are prepared with the Onsen Onsen Resort town as the starting area,

through the Unzen Jigoku.  Everyone including mountain climber can enjoy by choosing

preference route, Nita pass and summit of mount Myuken and Fugen can be reached.


 

Unzen Golf Course      

Opened in 1913, the oldest public course in Japan, and second oldest golf course after the

Kobe Golf Club, which opened in 1903.  Moreover, Unzen has been designated as Japan’s

first national park in 1934, and the golf course has been popular among people both Japanese

and foreigner as the national park’s main facility.


 

The area is also a part of Unzen, located at western foot of Mount Unzen. About 30 Hotels
and Japanese style accommodation are standing along the Tachibana bay and there are
3 public baths where visitor can use.  

 

 Location of Unzen

    

 


 

General information 

Address Unzen, Obama-cho, Unzen-city, Nagasaki-prefecture
Access

90 minutes by a vehicle from Nagasaki-city

70 minutes by a vehicle from Nagasaki Air port

30 minutes by a vehicle from Shimabara-city

2 hours and 30 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

3 hours and 10 minutes by a vehicle from Kitakyushu-city


 

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Shimabara travel guide

  • Shimabara Castle

Region spreads in the foot of gentle Mount Unzen and facing to Ariale 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. Located in the foot of Mount Unzen and facing Ariake Sea, and

those geographical conditions and mild climate create natural scenic beauty in the east and Mount

Unzen including Mount Fugen. The region offers various enjoyable things such as Nature, Onsen,

Castle town of Shimabara-city, and Christian Pilgrimage sites.

 


 

Exploring Shimabara  

 

Shimabara Castle

Located in Shimabara-city and was built in 1625 by the feudal load Matsukura Shigemasa, who was

regarded as a master of castle building. The castle, which took 7 years to complete, is also known as 

“Moritake Castle”.


 

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.


 

Samurai Street

The 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.

 


 

Harajo Castle ruins

The Christian pilgrimage site, registered on UNESCO’s World Heritage Site as

Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region. 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. 


 

Hinoe Castle Ruins         

During the period of the Southern and Northern Courts (1337-92), the Arima family ruling the

Shimabara Peninsula constructed a castle named Hinoe-jo. The 14th lord, Harunobu (1567-1612)

was a Christian daimyo and refurbished his castle into a large scale which had gardens, a tea

arbor and many rooms.


 

Local delicacy food, Guzoni

Guzoni is said to created during the Shimabara Rebellion of 1637.  When Cristian were fought

under the leader ship of Amakusa Shiro, they brought various ingredients such as rice cake,

fishes and vegetables, and made a stew.   This is the origin of Guzoni.


 

Dolphins watching cruise

Approximately 300 wild Dolphins live in the sea between the Shimabara Peninsula and Amakusa.

The dolphin watching cruises have become increasingly popular for all ages, especially because

it is possible to see the dolphins so close that you could almost touch them.

 

 

Ferry to Kumamoto, from Shimabara

Two ferries are operated form Shimabara to Kumamotocity

Kyusho Ferry : operated by Kyusho Ferry, 60 minutes ride

Ocean Arrow : operated by Kumamoto Ferry, 30 minutes ride.

             Shimabara port

                 Ocean Arrow

                Kumamoto port


 

Ferry to Amakusa (Oniike) , from Kuchinotsu (Minami-Shimabara-city)

Shimatetsu Ferry : operated by Shinabara Rail Way, 30 minutes ride.

            Kuchinotsu port

                   Kuchinotsu

                 To Amakusa


 

 Location of Shimabara

   

 


 

General information  

Address Shimabara-city, Nagasaki-prefecture
Access

90 minutes by a vihecle from Nagasaki-city

70 minutes by a vihecle from Nagasaki Air port

30 minutes by a vihecle from Unzen-city


 

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Nagasaki travel guide

  • Nagasaki travel guide

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) Christian Pilgrimage sites

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

    on Christianity from 1587 to 1859.There are many Christian Pilgrimage site and

    Hidden Christian Sites in Nagasaki region is registered on UNESCO’s World Heritage in 2018.

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 and is Japan’s oldest wooden Western–style building

registered on the UNESCO World Heritage. The elegant scenery of Nagasaki harbor view from

Glover Garden can be enjoyed. 

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.

 

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.

 Atomic Bomb Museum

 

Exhibits a number of photograph 

 

Paper folded cranes wishing

for World Peace


 

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. 

The time, Atomic bomb was

exploded

Atomic bomb exploded over 

the central monument

Ruin of destroyed Urakami

Cathedral


 

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

Peace Fountain, reminds the

tragic scene after the Bomb


 

Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution UNESCO World Heritages sites  

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

 


 

Christian Pilgrimage sites in Nagasaki

 

Oura Cathedral  / UNESCO World Heritage

The Cathedral is one of the significant Christian Pilgrimage site in Japan.

Established 1865, this church is officially known as “Oura Cathedral, the Church of 26 Martyrs.”

It was built by the French priest Bernard Petitjean of Fier who had been dispatched by the Foreign

Missionary Church of Paris to dedicate prayers to the 26 saints martyred on Nishizaka hill.

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 is the most significant Christian Pilgrimage site in Japan. The 26 Martyrs of Japan

were a group of Catholics who were executed by rucifixion on February 5, 1597.Their martyrdom

is especially significant in the history of the Catholic Church in Japan. In 1637, St. Lorenzo Luiz

from Philippines martyred here at Nishizaka hill.

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.

 Saint Lorenzo Luiz from

Philippines   

 Pope Francis visited Nagasaki

 in 2019

 The 26 Martyrs Museum


 

Sotome Pilgrimage sites   / UNESCO World Heritage

Sotome is a rural, coastal area on the peninsula north of central Nagasaki. During the ban

on Christianity, Sotome was home to communities of “Hidden Christians”, many of whom

emigrated there from other parts of Nagasaki as the remote region allowed them to practice

their religion in secret.

             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        

Megane-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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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,

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Nagasaki Pilgrimage one-day tour

Where to visit : Pilgrimage sites in Sotome and Nagasaki-city

Christian history in Japan was started when St. Francis Xavier came to Japan as a first Christian

missionary in 1549. Then Christianity was spread in Nagasaki region. However, unparalleled

hidden Cristian history was started from when Toyotomi Hideyoshi Shogunate proclaimed Christian

ban in 1587. During ban on Christianity, people secretly continued to faith while surviving in the

midst of the conventional society and Japanese religions.

Since ban on the Christianity was lifted in 1873, new Christian history in Japan has begun.

 

  • Shitsu Church

 


 

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, 2hours 

Sotome Pildrimage sites

  Sotome is a rural, coastal area on the peninsula north of central Nagasaki

Shitsu Church

  On an elevation commanding a view over the Sea of Goto, Father Marc Marie de Rotz

  established a church at his own expense

Former Shitsu Aid Center

  I want to save people in the Sotome from poor life. Former Shitsu Aid Centeris indispensable

  in talking about the history and culture of the region

Endo Shusaku Literary Museum 

  The peaceful Sotome, the setting of Endo Shusaku’s novel Silence

Ground Zero

  The plutonium atomic bomb exploded about 500m over the central monument

Lunch at Nagasaki Wharf  or China Town

Martyrdom of the 26 Saints of Japan       

  The Twenty-Six Martyrs of Japan were a group of Catholics who were executed by

  crucifixion 

Oura Cathedral  

  The Cathedral is one of the significant Christian Pilgrimage site in Japan

Transfer to Fukuoka-city, 2hours 

18:00 Arrive at  Fukuoka-city

 


 

Where to visit

 

Sotome Pilgrimage sites  / UNESCO World Heritage  Hidden Christian sites

Sotome is a rural, coastal area on the peninsula north of central Nagasaki. During the ban

on Christianity, Sotome was home to communities of “Hidden Christians”, many of whom

emigrated there from other parts of Nagasaki as the remote region allowed them to practice

their religion in secret. 

 

Shitsu Church

On an elevation commanding a view over the Sea of Goto, Father Marc Marie de Rotz

established a church at his own expense 1882. The building was extended and renovated

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


 

Former Shitsu Aid Center        

I want to save people in the Sotome from poor life.

Former Shitsu Aid Centeris indispensable in talking about the history and culture of the region.


 

Endo Shusaku Literary Museum         

The setting of Endo Shusaku’s novel Silence. Sotome is blessed with a unique history and

culture of Christianity. In particular, the area in which the Endo Shusaku Literary Museum

stands is known as the site of a Christian village, one of Endo’s most notable work, Silence.

 

 

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.  Pope Francis visited Nagasaki on November 24, 2019, and

calls for a ‘world without nuclear weapons’ at the Ground Zero.


 

Lunch at Nagasaki Wharf or China Town

 

Nagasaki 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 is the most significant Christian Pilgrimage site in Japan. The 26 Martyrs of Japan

were a group of Catholics who were executed by rucifixion on February 5, 1597.Their martyrdom

is especially significant in the history of the Catholic Church in Japan. In 1637, St. Lorenzo Luiz

from Philippines martyred here at Nishizaka hill.


 

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

The Cathedral is one of the significant Christian Pilgrimage site in Japan. Established 1865, this

church is officially known as “Oura Cathedral, the Church of 26 Martyrs.” It was built by the French

priest Bernard Petitjean of Fier who had been dispatched by the Foreign Missionary Church of

Paris to dedicate prayers to the 26 saints martyred on Nishizaka hill.


 

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History of Japanese Christianity

 


 

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History of Japanese Christianity

Christian history in Japan was started when St. Francis Xavier came to Japan as a first Christian

missionary in 1549. Then Christianity was spread in Nagasaki region. However, unparalleled

hidden Cristian history was started from when Toyotomi Hideyoshi Shogunate proclaimed Christian

ban in 1587. During ban on Christianity, people secretly continued to faith while surviving in the

midst of the conventional society and Japanese religions.

Since ban on the Christianity was lifted in 1873, new Christian history in Japan has begun.

 


 

1549  St. Francis Xavier came Kagoshima Japan as a first Christian missionary and

           commenced the Christian history in Japan

1550  St. Francis Xavier came Hirado as a Christian missionary

1551  Catholic Hirado Church was constructed as first church in Japan

1557   Introduction of Catholicism to Ikitsuki, Kasuga in Hirado

1563  Omura Sumitada, feudral lord of Nagasaki who was first lord convert to Christianity

1569  Todos os Santos Church was constructed as first in Nagasaki

1571  Nagasaki Port was opend to Portugal by feudral lord Omura Sumitada

1580   Arima Harunobu, lord of Arima convert to Christianity and the Seminario was

          established in Kuchinotsu as first in Japan

1582  Arima Harunobu teamed up with Kyushu Christian lords Otomo Sorin and ura Sumitada

          to dispatch the Tensho Mission to the Pope in Rome

1587  Shogunate, Toyotomi Hideyoshi proclaimed Christian ban

1590  The Tensho Mission retured to Nagasaki

1597  The Twenty-Six Martyrs of Japan, were a group of Catholics who were

          executed by crucifixion on February 5 at Nagasaki. Their martyrdom is especially

          significant in the history of the Catholic Church in Japan.

 

 

1603 Tokugawa Shogunate was established and the natioanl isolation policy was appied

1614 The Tokugawa Shogunate prohibited Christianity throughout Japan

Continue Christian faith during the ban period in the following hidden Christian sites resistered on

the UNESCO World Hiritage Sites

Kasuga Village in Hitado

・Ikitsuki in Hirado

Sotome district

・Goto island

・Amakusa

 

1622 five Christians were martyred at Nakae no Shima in Hirado

1624 three Christians were martyred at Nakae no Shima in Hirado

1627 twenty seven Christians were martyred at Unzen Jigoku

1637 Shimabara Rebellion : a peasant uprising agaist bakufu’s persecution of Christians

         under the leadership of Amakusa Shiro

1637 Lorenzo Luiz from Philippines martyred at Nashizaka hill in Nagasaki

1641 Dejima, the small artificial island was opened as Dutch trading port in Nagasaki 

1644  Last Christian missionary in Japan is martyred

 

 

1862     The 26 Japanese Martyrs at Nishizaka Hill in Nagasaki were canonized by Pope Pius IX.

1865     Oura Cathedral was built as the basilica of Martyrdom of the 26 Saints of Japan 

1868     Meiji Restoration : led to enormous changes in Japan’s political and social structure and

             spanned both the late Edo period and the beginning of the Meiji period.  

1873     Ban on the Christianity was lifted

1882     Shitsu Church in Sotome construction started by Father de Rotz’s design

1909     Shitsu Church was completed 

1914     Urakami Cathedral construction was compleeted, it was the largest Catholic church in East Asia

              at that time

1912     Yamada Church in Hirado was constructed

1917     Tabira Church in Hirado was construted

1920     Kurosaki Church was completed by Father de Rotz’s design

1931     St. Francis Xavier Memorial Church in Hirado was constructed at the present location

1945     Atomic bomb dropped in Nagasaki on Aug. 9

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

              and Urakami Cathedral was completely destroyed.

    About 73,000 died instantly, and up to 60,000 were injured.

 

   

1950     Pope Pius XII designated the Nishizaka Hill in Nagasaaki of Martyrdom of 26 Japanese

             Saintsas an official Pilgrimage site for Catholics

1959     Urakami Cathedral replacement was built

1981     Pope John Paul II visited in Nagasaki

1982     Saint Teresa of Calcutta commonly known as Mother Teresa visited in Nagasaki

1987    Satint Lorenzo Ruiz was canonized by the same pope in the Vatican city on 18 October,

            making him the first Filipino Saint

2000    Ebdo Shusaku ( novelist of Silence ) Literary Museum is opened in Sotome

2018    Hidden Christian site is registered on UNESCO’s World Heritage

 

 

2019     Pope Francis visited Nagasaki on Nov.24 and and calls for a ‘world without Nuclear

             Weapons’ at the Ground Zero.

 


 

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Harajo Castle Ruins

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The Christian pilgrimage site, registered on UNESCO’s World Heritage Site as 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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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 

 

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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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