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Nagasaki Pilgrimage 3 days tour


Discover something while visiting Christian Pilgrimage sites.


Christian history in Japan was started when St. Francis Xavier came to Japan as a first Christian

missionary in 1549. Then Christianity was spread in Nagasaki region. However, unparalleled

hidden Cristian history was started from when Toyotomi Hideyoshi Shogunate proclaimed Christian

ban in 1587. During ban on Christianity, people secretly continued to faith while surviving in the

midst of the conventional society and Japanese religions.

Since ban on the Christianity was lifted in 1873, new Christian history in Japan has begun.

Where to visit : Pilgrimage sites in SotomeNagasaki-cityShimabara and Unzen



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Travel style 

Charted taxi with English speaking driver who knows the places very well, and

    can give you local information anywhere you will visit.

    Option : Chartered taxi with Japanese drive if Professional Tour guide is requested

・Start and end of the tour is Fukuoka–city, please specify the place where you want

・Tour date : please specify the date

Accommodation, to be selected from budget hotels to luxury properties

・Minimum number : 2 person 
・Maximum number : 8 person



 Day by Day 


Day 1   Sotome & Nagasaki


Where to explore                                 


Sotome Pilgrimage sites  / UNESCO World Heritage  Hidden Christian sites

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.

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.



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.

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.

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.”  Missionary Church of Paris to dedicate prayers to

the 26 saints martyred on Nishizaka hill.

Glover Garden   / UNESCO World Heritage

Glover Garden has nine Western style buildingsThe Glover’s Residence

built in 1863 and is Japan’s  oldest wooden Western–style building has

been registered on UNESCO  World Heritages The elegant scenery of

Nagasaki harbor view from Glover  Garden can be enjoyed.

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.


Depart  Fukuoka-city

Transfer to Nagasaki-city

Sotome Pilgrimage sites

  Shitsu Church

  Endo Shusaku Literary Museum 

Lunch at China Town

Martyrdom of the 26 Saints of Japan       

Oura Cathedral  

Glover Garden 

Mount Inasa

Stay at Nagasakicity


Day 2  Nagasaki & Unzen
Where to explore              

Atomic Bomb Museum

The museum exhibits a number of photograph that depict the devastation

caused by atomic bomb showing the lead-up to this tragic day, the history

of the development of nuclear arms and our desire for peace.

Ground Zero

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. 

Peace Statue

Completed in 1955, ten years after the Atomic bombing. The 9.7 meter high

statue sitting on a 4 meter tall pedestal. The raised arm points to the threat of

nuclear weapons and the out-stretched arm symbolizes peace.



Nita Pass

One of the best scenic spot in Unzen. At any time of the year the

natural scenery of Nita Pass in Unzen is magnificent. Azaleas, green

leaves, brilliant autumnal tints of maples and silver frost represent 

each season of the year.

Unzen Jigoku

Jigoku, means Hell, is the number one attraction of Unzen with a

peculiar smell of sulfur emitted from the springs, and with white smoke

rising from the ground over a wide area. This is a striking reminder

that Unzen Volcano is still very much alive.


Transfer to Unzen

Nita Pass 

Unzen Jigoku

Stay at Unzen



Day 3   Shimabara


Where to explore                            


Harajo Castle ruins

The Christian pilgrimage site, registered on UNESCO’s World

Heritage Site. The battle field of Shimabara Rebellion which was

a peasant uprising agaist bakufu’s persecution of Christians

under the leadership of Amakusa Shiro in 1637. 

Shimabara Castle

Located in Shimabara-city and was built in 1625 by the feudal load

Matsukura Shigemasa, who was regarded as a master of castle

building. The castle, which took 7 years to complete, is also known as 

“Moritake Castle”.


Transfer to Minami Shimabara

Harajo Castle ruins

Shimabara Castle

Lunch at Shimabara, local cuisine Guzoni

Transfer to Fukuoka-city

Arrive at  Fukuoka-city



Map of Nagasaki-prefecture





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