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Shitsu Church

62 Reviews

Shitsu Church

62 Reviews
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Nagasaki Custom Full Day Tour
$236.28 per adult
Nagasaki Custom Half Day Tour
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2633 Nishishitsumachi, Nagasaki 851-2322 Nagasaki Prefecture
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Nagasaki Full-Day Private Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide
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Nagasaki Full-Day Private Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide

Explore Nagasaki with a nationally-licensed and experienced multilingual guide! Your guide will help you efficiently enjoy a full-day walking tour of Nagasaki and introduce both modern and traditional sides of this dynamic and ancient Japanese city.<br><br>Your guide will pick you up in the morning at your hotel in Nagasaki, or anywhere else at your convenience, and take you to visit Nagasaki's famous sites.<br><br>Along with atomic bombing of Nagasaki during WWII, this city's history features many prominent events. You can learn about this and other interesting aspects during this full-day walking tour accompanied by your privte guide.<br><br>Note*1: Please select your must-see spots from a list in the tour information to create your customized itinerary.<br>Note*2: The Nationally-licensed Tour Guide-Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.
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cnltrips wrote a review Oct 2019
Greater London, United Kingdom149 contributions54 helpful votes
There is a good castella shop on the approach to this church. Other than that, not all too much to see here. To the learned visiter of course there is a lot more to it as this church represents the history of the christians in this area ans as such ; I find it very much worth a visit.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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tomizuta1953 wrote a review Apr 2019
Funabashi, Japan1,092 contributions136 helpful votes
We visited Shitsu village area after Ohno village. Shitsu is a former Hidden Christian village and one of the twelve components of the World Heritage designation “Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region”. We followed a sign post on the national road pointing Shitsu Church. There was a car park just above the national road by the Sotome Museum of History and Folklore. We started to walk from there to Shitsu Church, but noticing the uphill leading to the church, we decided to drive there. The roads are narrow, but we managed to park inside the church premises. The church constructed by Father de Rotz in 1882 is much larger and grander than Ohno Church. We went inside the church. The interior looks like any other church but it is without stained glass windows and has a flat ceiling, which according to the church brochure gives a warm feeling of a traditional Japanese architecture.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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altair06 wrote a review Dec 2018
Chiba, Japan84 contributions42 helpful votes
This church is part of a complex, Shitsu village, related to Fr. Marc Marie de Rotz, who built the church (including Kurosaki Church and Ono church). No picture taking is allowed inside the church. My personal impression, is like the architecture is like the old churches in rural USA. I recommend to go up on a flight of stairs, just in front of the entrance and then walk a little, this is where you get the perfect angle. It is worth the trip because, from here you can visit the Shitsu Aid Center, Fr. De Rotz Memorial Museum and the Vaux Sr Aure restaurant.
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Date of experience: November 2018
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Tanya M wrote a review Sep 2017
Fukuoka, Japan150 contributions52 helpful votes
If you are following the trail of churches in Nagasaki, this is a must-do. It's a mortar and brick church similar to Oura in central Nagasaki. I just passed through quickly but it's worth a stop. I saw a poster along the way somewhere advertising the 2016 movie "Silence" which explains the history of the churches in Nagasaki. I haven't watched it, but it might be nice to see now that I have passed through the area.
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Date of experience: August 2017
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