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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 introduce 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.





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


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



Japan’s oldest Gothic-style

Cathedral building


Statue of Mary, at entrance of

Cathedral, installed in 1867


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