Oura Cathedral is one of the famous landmarks in Nagasaki-cityy, 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
“On March 17, 1865, a group of peasants from Urakami came to the church and professed
their faith to Father Petitjean, thus revealing that Christianity had survived through the
centuries of persecution.
The white marble statue of the Holy Mother at the entrance was built in commemoration of
the dramatic discovery of the “Hidden Christians.
Munakata Taisha Shrine Hetsu-miya
|Torii Gate||Stone Lantern||Pond at the approach|
|Chozysha, pureification place||Main Gate||Imperial Chrysanthemum pattern|
|Main Shrine of Hetsu-miya||Main Shrine of Hetsu-miya||Deities in Hetsu-miya|
|700 years old Oak Sacred tree||Oak Sacred tree||Oak Sacred tree|
|Entrance of Takamiya Saijo||
Approach to Takamiya Saijo
through sacred area
Japan’s oldest Ancient style Shrine
|Tenni-gu Shrine||Teisan-gu Shrine||Shinpokan Museum|
Munakata Taisha Shrine
Munakata Taisha is a part of World Heritage as Sacred Island of Okinoshima and
Associated Sites in the Munakata Region which has been registered in 2017.
Munakata Taisha is a collection of three Shinto shrines located in Munakata, Fukuoka Prefecture.
The Munakata-taisha consist of three shrines—Hetsu-miya, Nakatsu-miya and Okitsu-miya.
The shrines are devoted to the three Munakata goddesses. These kami are believed to be daughters
of the goddess Amaterasu, the ancestress of the imperial family.
The deities has also been worshipped there for many years as the god of mariners, and traffic
safety on land as well.
Sacred Island of Okinoshima and Associated Sites in the Munakata Region
The site has been registered on the World heritage in 2017,
and consist of the following.
・Shimbaru-Nuyama Mounded Tomb Group
Site of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution
The site has been registered on the World Heritage in 2015.
World Heritage in Kitakyushu
World Heritage in Kitakyushu Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution
|Iron and Steel, Shipbuilding, and Coal Mining, are a grouping of historic sites that played an important part in the industrialization of Japan in the Bakumatsu and Meiji periods. The sites were accepted at the 39th UNESCO World Heritage session in 2015.
The four sites of Yawata Steel Works in Kitakyushu area have been inscribed as Iron and Steel Industry.
First Head Office of the Steel Works
Built in 1899, ahead of production facilities.
It is an architectural fusion of Japanese and European design, a two story red brick building with bilateral symmetry and a central dome set in a Japanese
Steel-framed repair workshops
|Built in 1900. It was used for the fabrication and assembly of a parts and the repair of machinery used at the Steel Works.
It is the oldest existing steel-structured building in Japan and, more than 100 years later, is still a repair shop. The facility houses its original travelling crane and it is still in use for maintenance work.
Former Forge Shop
|Built in 1900 using designs and steel products from the German steel manufacturer, the purpose of manufacturing forgings such as large scaled spanners, chisels, hammers and stands for machine mounting needed for the construction of the steelworks.|
|Built in 1910 on the east bank of the Onga River.
It served, and still serves, to deliver industrial water to Yawata via an 11.4 km pipeline. This supply is integral to the steel production process and was necessary to cope with the 1st phase expansion of the Imperial Steel Works.