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Oura Catholic Church, Nagasaki

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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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  • The tourist bus "Nagasaki between this course", stopped by. Guide us around along with the explanation. Built in the Edo period, and is listed as a national treasure. It was 2nd in Nagasaki during junior high school trip, came to this church. So I saw a lot of splendid churches of Europe, was not impressed. I like stained-glass Windows are no big deal. To have banned photography inside the church there was discomfort. We are not even would not matter if Flash helm and the famous European Churches. Went to Glover Garden, walk to the next.
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  • Nagasaki is a hill town. Up the stairs here and narrow eyes and arrives at the Church entrance. Who is mistaken for mere "tourist facilities" is of course the active religious institutions, but often it is undeniable, and. Manor. Go for the garden from the side of the Church are.
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  • Branched out after Glover Garden. Madonna of the Cretaceous from the central entrance and what not is good. To celebrate the "believer" that miracles from France, petitjean father is named "Japan, Holy Mother image". Admission 600 yen. Old Luo Scripture Seminary Christian materials were designed and built de rots in the premises, and on the first floor are used as a library.
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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