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Nagasaki Pilgrimage one-day 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 Sotome and Nagasaki-city



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Nagasaki Pilgrimage one-day tour, please send an Enquiry

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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

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



Where to visit


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.



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.

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.



8:00 Depart Fukuoka-city

Transfer to Nagasaki-city, 2hours 

Sotome Pildrimage sites

  Shitsu Church

  Endo Shusaku Literary Museum 

Ground Zero  

Peace Statue

Lunch at China Town

Martyrdom of the 26 Saints of Japan       

Oura Cathedral  

Transfer to Fukuoka-city, 2hours 

18:00 Arrive at  Fukuoka-city



Map of Nagasaki





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