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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


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