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Oura Catholic Church, Nagasaki
(3.3/5 based on 500+ reviews on the web)
Visit the oldest church in Japan at Oura Catholic Church. Built in 1864 to honour the 26 martyrs of Japan crucified back in the 16th century, the church remains a significant monument to the Christians of Japan, as whole Christian communities came out of hiding following its construction. Steep stairs lead you up to the church building, with a striking white marble statue of Mary in front of the entrance. Inside, you can read information in English elaborating on the history of the church, as well as a small museum displaying artifacts that survived religious persecution. To visit Oura Catholic Church and get the most from your holiday in Nagasaki, create itinerary details personal to you using our Nagasaki travel itinerary planner.
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  • I think the place you look for Nagasaki. I think historically and religiously important places. Admission fee is 800 yen. Callee explanation once inside, staff can understand and ri歴 history.
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  • Whether you need to enter only a Catholic or a bother, great location. (Admission ㅜ. ㅜ) when it comes to taking a photo shot on the way to being the Ravana Yen-to-spot
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  • I went and actually want to see, hear and may be registered in world heritage. Stained glass is beautiful and indescribable atmosphere. Church sustained history of Nagasaki, worth a look is.
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  • It is expensive and there is not much to see if you compare it with European churches. Nevertheless, the story of the church is very interesting and of the people who run it as well as the contrast of christian images with japanese kanjis and culture.
  • very first visit to a catholic church here in japan i was in tears reading the history of the place.
  • Much smaller than I thought it would be, but it leaves quite an impression of the beginnings of Catholicism back in its day. It's already been 150 years! (as of this writing)
  • 入場料600円は高すぎる
  • pay to go in and around a church ? good enough to see from the outside