Churches and Christian sites in Sotome area, the ourskirt of Nagasaki city.


Tour Number

Activity Level



Museums / Culture, Religious Heritage


Kid Friendly: Yes. Suitable for mature teenagers but it will be possible if someone will supervise them even if they are young chinldren.

Friendly: No.
You must be able to get in and out of a car.
Some sites are at the head of stairs.

Maximum travelers: 8



Japanese (fluent), English (advanced)

The setting for ' Silence', by Endo Shusaku

In the novel Silence by Endo Shusaku, Sotome appears as Tomogi village where Hidden Christian's group settled.
After the discovery of hidden Christian of Uramakmi area, those in Sotome area were also discovered. The Meiji government finally lifted the ban on Christianity in 1873. Six years later, Father Mar Marie de Rotz came to Sotome and devoted his life to his missionary and salvation work building Shitsu Aide Centre and Church, educating women.


Pick up at the hotel or Nagasaki Station

take a chartered taxi or van

Kurosaki Church
Museum of Hidden Christian Cultural Tradition
Karematsu Shrine

Endo Shusaku Literary Museum

Monument of Chinmoku or Silence
Shitsu Church
De Rotz Memorial Hall, the former Shitsu Aid Centre

(Bastian's Hut, if time permits)
Ono Church

Drop off near Nagasaki station or your Hotel

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

Duration: 5 hours


charter the taxi to visit Sotome area. It cost from 24,000yen to 36,000 yen according to the size of coach and the duration.

What’s Included

Other: The price include my services as your personal tour guide and my transportation fee.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

26000 yen - Tour example for 2 guests, differ from the number of the guests and the size of the coach
Taxi fee : 24000yen
Entrance fee : Museum of hidden christian cultural tradition 200yen per person, De Rodz Memorial Hall 300yen per person, Endo Shusaku Literary Museum 360yen per person

What’s Extra

Other: You are responsible for purchasing any items of a personal nature related to shopping, souvenirs, snacks, and restaurant meals.


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.

A Recent Review of this tour

Miyuki brought us to the sites of the hidden Christians in Sotome. She organized a taxi service, which was comfortable and made our trip nice and enjoyable (although it was raining a lot). We could see churches and the forests where the Christians were hidden for years. Miyuki explained with detail and was also flexible to organise the tour according to our interests. I stongly recommend her tour, specially since these sites will probably be UNESCO World Heritage soon. Thank you so much, Miyuki!
Elena Yago

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