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According the information this is the oldest Christian church still standing today. Might be so but I considered the ¥ 1.000,-- entrance fee too excessive to enter the church itself. From the outside it did not look that special nor impressive either.
The church is a short walk from the cruise ships and is on your way to the Glover Gardens. The maps are a little confusing, but you will not get lost in this small area. The walk up the hill is interesting and is filled...More
Newly remodeled recently, and they have a museum/exhibit building right next to the church where you can learn so much about the history of the hidden christian in Nagasaki. The admission fee is reasonable for all the information they offer.
The Oura Catholic Church has great significance being where the secret Japanese Christians were found in the 19th century. It was under renovation when we went there in early June so we couldn't get in. A bit of a disappointment. Still, even from a distance...More
Oura Cathedral is of great historic significance due to its age and being the location of the discovery of the Hidden Christians. There is not a huge amount to see yet has the highest admission price of Nagasaki tourist attractions. The inside of the church...More
This is the site where Japanese hidden Christians were discovered in 1865. The Vatican had thought the Japanese Christian communities had been extinct in 17th century.
Peasants from Urakami of Nagasaki came here and asked a praying French priest, Father Bernard-Thadée Petitjean, where Virgin Mary...More