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We had a guided tour of Hirado Island including areas in the remote countryside for the 'Hidden Christians’, This is one of the churches we attended that commemorates Saint Francis Xavier who preached here in the 16th century
This was a great place to visit on our day in Hirado. There is a walk up to the church that passes by two Buddhist temples. The stairs may not be easily accessible by everyone. The grounds of the church are beautiful and you can...More
Hirado is not exactly on the beaten track for visitors to Japan, but it is a lovely island with an interesting past. As Nagasaki is not so far, and that is one of my favourite destinations in Japan, then Hirado should come into your calculations...More