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4 days Pilgrimage tour


This is the model plan for making your customized tour.


The tour visits Christian Pilgrimage sites in Sotome, Nagasaki, Shimabara and Unzen

while introducing the following:

How did Japan, whose main religion is Shinto, accept Christianity?

Why did Christianity spread in and around Nagasaki?

Why did Japan ban Christianity even though once accepted it?

How did Christians continue their faith during the ban period?

What kind of oppression and martyrdom took place during the ban on Christianity?



The customized tour is planned as per the following conditions.

1) The tour starts from Fukuoka  

2) Private vehicle is utilized as per number of person

  ・less than 7 persons : chartered taxi with English speaking driver

  ・more than 8 persons : chartered bus with Japanese speaking driver,

       English speaking tour guide navigates the tour

3) Accommodation

   ・Type : Western style accommodation, Japanese stye accommodation called Ryokan  

   ・Grade : economy, intermediate or luxury

4) Meals :Japanese cuisines, local specialities



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Tour Price
To be quoted as per customer’s conditions mentioned above.




Day 1   Hirado 




Welcome to Fukuoka ! You will be greeted tour guide.

Drive to Hitado, the place where Japanese Christianity started

Lunch at Hirado

Tabira Church

  The church was designed by Tetsukawa Yosuke, a famous

  architect of various churches in Nagasaki-prefecture, and

  built between 1915

Exploring Hirado

St Francis Xavier Memorial Church

  This church is a catholic church in Hirado, Nagasaki. Hirado

  is a place where Francis Xavier visited 3 times in Japan to

  spread Christianity

Dutch Trading Post

  Set up in Hirado in 1609 as the base of operations of the

  Dutch East India Company in Japan

Check in the Hotel

Dinner at the Hotel

Stay in Hirado 


Day 2   Hirado → Nagasaki 







After breakfast, check out of the Hotel in Hirado 

Exploring Hirado

Yamada Church 

  The Church dedicated to Satint Tomas Nishi, built in 1912 

Kurose-no Tsuji Martyrdom site of Gaspar Nishi

  who was first martyr in Ikitsuki Island 

Lunch in Hirado

Nakae no Shima Island Martyrdom site observatory place 

  Located two kilometers off the coast of Hirado Island, Nakae no

  Shima is a small, uninhabited island where religious leaders

  were executed during the persecution of Christians

Drive to Nagasaki

Check in the Hotel

Own dinner at the restaurant in Nagasaki

Stay in Nagasaki


Day 3  Nagasaki 





Breakfast at the Hotel

Visiting Pilgrimage sites in Nagasaki

Martyrdom of 26 Saint 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.

The 26 Martyrs Museum

Nakamachi Church

  The Church dedicated to 16 Saints in Nagasaki including Satint Tomas Nishi

Lunch in Nagasaki

Oura Cathedral

  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.”

Glover Garden

  nine Western style buildings. The Glover’s Residence built in 1863

  and is Japan’s  oldest wooden Western–style building

Urakami Cathedral

  Constructed in 1914 after ban on Christianity, however destroyed in

  1945 by Atomic bomb, and re-built in 1959

Return to the Hotel

Own dinner at the restaurant in Nagasaki


Day 4  Nagasaki → Fukuoka 






After breakfast, check out of the Hotel in Nagasaki

Exploring Peace Park where the Atomic Bomb dropped in 1945

 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

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

Lunch in Nagasaki 

Visit Hongouch Church and Saint Kolbe Memorial Museum


Drive to Fukuoka

Arrive at Fukuoka, end of the tour




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