Nagasaki Pilgrimage one-day tour
Nagasaki is the Pilgrimage sites of Christianity where Pope John Paul II, Saint Mother Teresa
and Popr Francis officially visited.
The tour introduces the Pilgrimage sites in Nagasaki-city and Sotome.
Japanese Christianity has the unparalleled and 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.
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 the Pilgrimage sites..
The tour is the private tour exclusively for your group.
・Minimum number : 2 person
・Maxum number : 30 person
・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
Visiting Pilgrimage sites including UNESCO World Heritage Hidden Christian sites
Sotome Pildrimage sites ; Shitsu Church, Endo Shusaku Literary Museum
Transfer to Fukuoka-cuty using Nagasaki Expressway and Kyushu Expressway, 2hours
18:00 Arrive at Fukuoka-city
Where to visit
Sotome Pilgrimage sites / UNESCO World Heritage Hidden Christian sites
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.
Former Shitsu Aid Centre
The Statue of Mary
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.
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.
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.
Nishizaka hill is the most significant Christian Pilgrimage site in Japan.
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 visitedNagasaki
The 26 Martyrs Museum
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.
For this reason, the church faces Nishizaka hill.
Entrance gate of Oura
Japan’s oldest Gothic-style
Statue of Mary, at entrance of
Cathedral, installed in 1867
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