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Oura Catholic Church

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The oldest wooden Gothic church in Japan was built for the exclusive use of foreign residents.
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5-3 Minami-yamatemachi, Nagasaki 850-0931, Nagasaki Prefecture
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Official name of Oura Church is Basilica of the Twenty-Six Holy Martyrs of Japan. It is dedicated to the memory of the 26 Christians who were executed in the city in 1597. We visited Nagasaki 10 days after this Church, along with 11 other sites...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is no photography permitted inside any of the buildings. The church is of a traditional design inside. It is not fancy and is situated high on the hill next to the Glover Gardens. There are many stairs to the top. The Divinity House next...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very historical old church for Nagasaki. Beautifully located with nice surrounding location.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I came here when I was a child. I always wanted to come back here since then. Not only it is a beautiful place, but it has a lot of history of hidden Catholic era. This place also has small buildings like a museum.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 13, 2019

I spent a few moments here to pray and enjoy the beautiful stained glass windows at Oura church. It closes at about 5pm and so you have to make your way there early. It isn't as crowded as Urakami Cathedral but worth a quick visit...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 7, 2019 via mobile

Oldest wooden church with gothic architecture built by French missionaries. The white marble statue of the Virgin Mary was imported from France. There is a museum next to it for more information about the “hidden Christians”. Outside you will see a monument depicting the “Discovery...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 18, 2019 via mobile

Everyone visiting the Glover Garden will pass this Cathedral with the white wall. Not a big and not an impressive cathedral though. The location near the Glover Garden on the foot of a hill makes the cathedral easy to be seen abd visited.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 18, 2019

The story told of religious and cultural change due to European visitors is interesting: the fortitude of the local Christians is astounding. That said, the buildings were not particularly interesting: the church is just another Catholic church, as far as I could see. The associated...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank John G
Reviewed February 26, 2019

It is one of the oldest church in Japan and it has been well-maintained. it is located close to Glover Garden, which makes it very convenient so you can visit both places at the same stop. a nice place to just walk around and admire...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 24, 2018 via mobile

Visited on a Christmas Day an opportune time to visit A beautiful building with a chequered history well worth visiting

Date of experience: December 2018
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