Urakami Cathedral, Nagasaki

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After freedom of religion was introduced in 1871, the once-persecuted "Hidden Christians" of the area set about building the Neo-Romanesque structure of Urakami Cathedral, which was completed in 1925. The church's twin spires stood 64 m (209.9 ft) high and at the time it was considered the tallest cathedral in east Asia, until it was vaporized by the atomic bomb that was dropped only 500 m away in 1945. Rebuilt in 1959, the site still holds visible reminders of that senseless atrocity. You can see the original landing spot of the huge 50-ton belfry, partially buried in the ground, along with surviving statues of revered people who were exposed to the atomic blast. Look out for the impressive stained glass windows, which are attractively lit at night. Put Urakami Cathedral at the forefront of your travel plans using our Nagasaki trip itinerary builder website .
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  • From the Peace Memorial Park, just 5 minutes walk will bring you. There are views from the peace Park. When you visit was still snow. Note that slope. I visited on a Sunday morning was Church time, so bear in mind. Instead of going in a single shot. Let's go on a plan incorporating peace Park, ground zero. Matsuyama tram was convenient.
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  • Large church capable of facing squarely from the farthest part of the peace Park. Down, climb up so close and distant. The Bell Tower collapsed at the entrance on the left by the atomic bomb still has a statue in front of the building with no neck. Soon roped-off and visit the sanctuary in altar is far from just a pity.
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  • The twin towers of the church are not seen in Japan, and the tutor will be in a more in-depth position to cross the peaceful park. This is basically free of charge, but in the end, please keep quiet, please do not take pictures, but also with the heart of the 100-day round down the box, as a support of a slight mind.
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  • Cool history. Isn't rebuild very accurately. Worth checking out if you're nearby though - biggest church in Asia apparently?
  • good church and it has a beautiful stained glass placed. because it is very near to the peace park and the atomic bomb museum, many tourist come to this church.
  • After another short walk after the Peace Memorial Park and downhill, we looked at this magnificent church. It has a commanding view of the atom bomb site. This another must place to visit.
  • Church not far away from the statue of peace. If you have time, I recommend to visit this beautiful church.
  • It's near nagasaki peace park. You can walk around, because the church is close.

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