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 city centre
take a chartered taxi or van
Museum of Hidden Christian Cultural Tradition
Kurosaki church (looking outside)
Endo Shusaku Literary Museum
(Bastian's Hut, if time permits)
Monument of Chinmoku or Silence
Sotome Musuem of History and Folkfore
De Rotz Memorial Hall, The former Shitsu Aid Centre
Drop off near Nagasaki station or Nagasaki city centre
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 6 hours
charter the taxi to visit Sotome area. It cost 28,240yen to hrie the taxi for 4 pax, 42,700 to hire the van for 8 pax.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
30000 yen - Tour example for 2 guests, differ from the number of the guests and the size of the coach
Taxi fee : 28240yen
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
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 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!