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Oura Cathedral


Basilica of Martyrdom of the 26 Saints of Japan Registered on UNESCO’s World Heritage as

Hidden Christian site


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



Japan’s oldest Gothic-style

Cathedral building


Windows of Cathedral



“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

Pope John Paul II visited here in 1981, and Saint Teresa of Calcutta commonly known as
Mother Teresa visited in 1982.


 Location of Nagasaki-city





 General information  

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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