History of Christianity, Golden age, Persecution, Underground and Riviving or Inheriting the tradition as Hidden Christian
In 1550 St. Xavier arrived at Kyushu and evangelizing started in Nagasaki Pref. The current Nagasaki city was called a little Rome of Japan in those days. But from 17th century Old government introduced the National Seclusion Policy, banned the Christianity and persecuted Christian people. The Christianity went underground and they secretly maintained their faith for over 250 years. At last Japan opned up country and after people got their freedom of religion a lot of Churches were built in Nagasaki Pref. St. Kolbe OFM arrived in Nagasaki in 1930 and established the monastic order.
Would you please choose one of the destination from A or B?
The order would be decided depends on.
If you would like to visit other tourist destinations along with these sites, I recommend you to book my tour for two days.
Site of the 26 Martyrs and Museum and St. Philippo church
Nakamachi church dedicated for the 16 saints If time permits
Nyokodo, Dr. Nagai Memorial museum(Site of the Hidden Christians leader's house)
the former site of Sant Domingo church
Nagasaki Museum of History and Culture and the surrounding
(the former site of St. Mary's church on the Hill and the former Nagasaki Magistrate Office in the Edo period)
Hongochi church and the memorial of St. Kolbe, Hongochi Lourdes
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 8 hours
Basically public transport such as tram, bus, and walking.
If you would use a taxi occasionally, it cost roughly 1000yen to 1500yen between the sites.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
2500 yen - 2500yen per person
It may very depneds on the itinerary
Tram: 120yen per one ride, Bus 150 yen
Taxi: roughly 1000yen to 1500yen
Entrance fee : 26 Martyrs Museum 500yen, Dr.Nagai museum 100yen, Oura church 500yen,
I'm not a commercial driver and will not be able to drive a car or a bus for the tourist.
The Travel Agency Act prohibits including travel costs(meals, transportation and admission fees)in guide-interpreting fees.
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Miyuki-san did a great job of introducing my family and I to the highlights of Nagasaki. She really added a lot context and value to the sites we visited. Highly recommended!