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Day 1 Sotome & Nagasaki

                                                                                        Nagasaki Pilgrimage 3 days tour


Sotome is a rural, coastal area on the peninsula north of central Nagasaki. During the ban on 

Christianity, Sotome was home to communities of “Hidden Christians”, many of whom

emigrated there from other parts of Nagasaki as the remote region allowed them to practice

their religion in secret.   

Nagasaki is a sacred place of Christianity where Pope and Saint Mother Teresa officially visited.





Depart  Fukuoka-city

Transfer to Nagasaki-city

Sotome Pilgrimage sites

  Shitsu Church

  Former Shitsu Aid Center

  Endo Shusaku Literary Museum 

Lunch at Nagasaki Wharf  or China Town

Martyrdom of the 26 Saints of Japan       

Oura Cathedral  

Glover Garden 

Mount Inasa

Stay at Nagasakicity



Where to visit  




Shitsu Church

On an elevation commanding a view over the Sea of Goto, Father Marc Marie de Rotz established

a church at his own expense 1882. The building was extended and renovated again and again.

A statue of Mary that he ordered from France is standing in the bell tower.



Former Shitsu Aid Center        

I want to save people in the Sotome from poor life.  Former Shitsu Aid Centeris indispensable in

talking about the history and culture of the region.



Endo Shusaku Literary Museum         

The setting of Endo Shusaku’s novel Silence. Sotome is blessed with a unique history and

culture of Christianity. In particular, the area in which the Endo Shusaku Literary Museum

stands is known as the site of a Christian village, one of Endo’s most notable work, Silence.






Martyrdom of the 26 Saints of Japan

Nishizaka hill is the most significant Christian Pilgrimage site in Japan. The 26 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 1637, St. Lorenzo Luiz

from Philippines martyred here at Nishizaka hill.



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.




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.



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.



Glover Garden   / UNESCO World Heritage

The garden takes its name from Thomas Glover, his arms-importing operations played an important

part in the Meiji Restoration, he built the first train line in Japan and he even helped establish the

first modern Mitsubishi ship yard.



Mount Inasa

It is a 333 meter high mountain in close distance to JR Nagasaki Station. The summit can

be reached by ropeway or car and offers great views over the city. And also, the magnificent

night views from Mount Inasa are ranked among Japan’s three best night views.






Most Hotels are located close to the main street and walking distance from Nagasaki tram

stations. And you can find many restaurants around the Hotels.





 - Nagasaki Christian Pilgrimage tour