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, and even during the Kinkyo
Ordinance of the Edo Period that prohibited religions, Christianity was very widespread.
For that reason when the ordinance was lifted this church was constructed, and the image
of Francis Xavier was put on the side.
Francis Xavier visited here
Catholic church in Hirado
St. Francis Xavier statue
One of the sites of the town is “the view of temples and church” which can be had halfway up
the lane leading up the hill. The church was originally built on a different site in 1913, but was
reconstructed at its present location in 1931.