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Ōura Church, Nagasaki

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Visit the oldest church in Japan at Ōura 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 Ōura 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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  • Admission 600 yen a little expensive (&gt; _ <) is to maintain reasonable? Prohibited within the Church, and priced fairly low on everything! Go to the garden in the sky road, on the way back down, we went to the Cathedral. To surprise the stained-glass Windows, and. Feels, have at least survived war damage history. I think quite a power spot.
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  • Feel the old historical building. Stopped by on the back of Glover-en is still felt the elegance and grandeur. Featuring stained glass Windows, is worth a look. This is the typical spot of Nagasaki. Please come visit. Here around the port in front of the eyes, may be seen very large ships entering port • admission is a little expensive feel but •
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  • Out of the garden, away. Without admission to trip Advisor reviews, photos taken from the exterior. Admission 600 Yen is shortly before it became twice.
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  • “Great old church” Lots of history in this old church, in 1981 Pope John Paul visited and after which a bust of his holiness was displayed near a beautiful pond, it's a great old church that has been around for about 150 years.
  • Nice gothic chapel, can't take any photographs within the church
  • 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.
  • It's a bit expensive for the entry