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This monument reminds us what happened on this site in 1597. To learn more about the martyrs, be... read more

Reviewed June 23, 2018
Robert D
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Christianity was banned in Japan in 1587 and 26 foreign and Japanese Christians were executed in... read more

Reviewed April 2, 2018
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7-8 Nishizakamachi, Nagasaki 850-0051, Nagasaki Prefecture
+81 95-822-6000
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Reviewed June 23, 2018

This monument reminds us what happened on this site in 1597. To learn more about the martyrs, be sure to visit the excellent museum behind the monument.

Thank Robert D
Reviewed May 22, 2018 via mobile

a very nice memorial to the priests persecution in japan.also a small museum gives an insight to the historical significance..very close to nagasaki JR station...walk is uphill.and has a peaceful garden.

Thank Rush401
Reviewed April 22, 2018

I would have much preferred seeing something else. I am not into religion, especially when it involves forcing religion on someone else, so this was not for me. Some might enjoy it, just no me.

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Reviewed April 2, 2018

Christianity was banned in Japan in 1587 and 26 foreign and Japanese Christians were executed in 1597. This monument remembers these 26 martyrs. It is meaningful in its design. Behind the monument is a museum, and also St Philip's Church, which was named after one...More

Thank roaming_kiwi58
Reviewed March 21, 2018

You would not think there is a place that has been visited by a pope or Mother Theresa in Japan, but this has been visited by both. The museum has many remarkable artifacts and is a treasure trove of history. It is somber, but if...More

Thank Brek A
Reviewed January 15, 2018

Not far from Nagasaki station - up a small incline is the monument to the 26 Christian martyrs, Japanese converts and victims of persecution in the late 16th century. A museum is located close by.

1  Thank mabinho
Reviewed January 3, 2018

The monument and the church behind it is very touching to see. Nagasaki has many beautiful churches, and this monument is interesting, since historically the Christian missionaries and their followers in Japan were persecuted, or expelled. This was the entry point for many European missionaries.

1  Thank Edith Y
Reviewed December 24, 2017

Our first stop upon reaching Nagasaki, after 1.5 hrs from Hakata.. One will see this Monument before the Museum behind it. The Twenty-Six Martyrs Museum and Monument were built on Nishizaka Hill in Nagasaki to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the canonization by the Roman...More

1  Thank Camper803123
Reviewed October 9, 2017

Take time to visit the plaza with the monument and the museum next to it if you saw Silence by Martin Scorsese. The story of the 26 Jesuit martyrs is a fascinating one.

1  Thank BetsyHK
Reviewed September 23, 2017

The monument and museum are interesting in the context of Christianity in Japan. Situated close to the bus and train stations it's worth the short walk up a modest hill.

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