Nagasaki / UNESCO Hidden Christian sites one-day tour
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
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 in Nagasaki-city.
The tour is the private tour exclusively for your group.
・Minimum number : 4 person
・Maxum number : 30 person
・Tour date : please specify the date
・English, Chinese or Korean speaking guide is accompanied
・Chartered vehicle is utilized such as a taxi or bus as per number of person
if you use a taxi, a foreign language (English, Chainese or Korean ) speaking driver
can be arranged.
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
Lunch at Nagaaski Wharf
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.
Former Shitsu Aid Centre
The Statue of Mary
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
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
Entrance gate of Oura
Japan’s oldest Gothic-style
Statue of Mary, at entrance of
Cathedral, installed in 1867
Hidden Christian sites
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