Basilica of Martyrdom of the 26 Saints of Japan
One of the famous landmarks in Nagasaki-city, 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 Cathedral.
Entrance gate of Oura Cathedral
1,000 yen admission fee
Japan’s oldest Gothic-style
Windows of Cathedral building
“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.
Former Latin Seminario
Statue of Mary, at entrance of
Cathedral, installed in 1867
Statue of Pope John Paul II,
visited here in 1981
Location of Nagasaki-city
|Address||5-3 Minamiyamate, Nagasaki-city|
10 minutes walk from Oura tensyudo-mae tram station
|Open hours||8:00 to 17:45|
|Admission fee||JPY 1,000|
|Days closed||No closing days|
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