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5-3 Minami-yamatemachi, Nagasaki 850-0931 Nagasaki Prefecture
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Private Walking Street Food Tour Of Nagasaki
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Private Walking Street Food Tour Of Nagasaki

You’ll go on a tantalizing tour of central Nagasaki’s Chinese-influenced cuisine. Sample street food in the crisscrossing lanes of Chinatown, like Champon (noodles in a pork broth topped with seafood) or steamed buns filled with tender pork belly. The Maruyama entertainment district is chock-full of famous foodie spots, while the Hamanomachi Arcade has a couple of local haunts of its own. Shop for traditional sweets at the 200-year-old Iwanaga Baijuken sweet shop, and grab a bag of Yori Yori sweets (deep-fried, twisted cookies) for later.<br><br>Within 24 hours after booking you'll receive a short questionnaire about your personality and interests. Based on your responses, you'll be assigned a like-minded host. Your host will communicate with you directly to suggest an itinerary to help you discover what makes the city unique. You will also agree on a meeting time and place. Your itinerary is flexible, so during the experience, you can always change your mind about what you want to do.
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Shiva Shrestha wrote a review Feb 2021
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#Beautiful views #beautiful people #beautiful place #beautiful visit #beautiful memories #Nagasaki Oura Catholic Church
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Rumples wrote a review Sep 2020
Tucson, Arizona10,611 contributions3,497 helpful votes
This was our first stop on the October afternoon we arrived in Nagasaki, because of our interest in Nagasaki's early Western-style elements, found mostly in this immediate area. The white church with blue-gray accents originally went up in 1864 as a place of worship for European residents. But it was damaged during the Atomic bomb blast and rebuilt. As a history buff, I found it fascinating that the church attracted the hidden Japanese followers of Christianity, who came to quietly worship here, because a ban on the religion in Japan still remained in effect. That ban had resulted in 26 Christians, now saints, being crucified in Nagasaki during 1597 for practicing their religion. A monument to these martyrs has been erected on Nishizaka Hill and we went there later from the main railroad station, about a 13-minute walk away. Oura Catholic Church is also known as the Church of the 26 Martyrs. Myriad steep steps lead to the entrance and I saw no obvious access for those with mobility issues. The quite-small Gothic church proved to be beautifully maintained inside and outside. Natural light came through the stained-glass windows, illuminating the simple interior, which includes a vaulted ceiling. Many others had gathered inside, crowding the aisles. Outside, I especially liked the white marble statue of Our Lady of Japan at the entrance. The admission fee -- 1000 Yen (about $9.41 U.S.) -- also allowed us to visit the museum next door. It offers information on the church and the history of Christianity in Japan. Few details were offered in English and we spent little time there, preferring to move on to other nearby attractions before they closed. To reach the church, we took Tram 5 to the Ouratenshudo stop. From there, it was just a short walk.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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TWHK wrote a review Aug 2020
Hong Kong, China174 contributions84 helpful votes
Besides the atomic bomb explosion, Nagasaki has the long history of catholic churches in Japan. This one is one of the oldest one.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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PandaHouston wrote a review Jan 2020
Houston, Texas5,450 contributions971 helpful votes
We came to Nagasaki from Fukuoka on a Day Trip and while we enjoyed the many sights of Nagasaki, I thought the entrance fee of 1000 yen per person for Oura Church was pretty high for a church.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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J&S_Singapore wrote a review Dec 2019
Singapore, Singapore3,315 contributions458 helpful votes
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大浦天主堂, Oura Church is dedicated to the memory of the 26 Christians Saints who were martyred on Nishizaka hill in the city in 1597. For this reason, the church faces Nishizaka. It is still a working church and drawing many visitors. An attractive example of modern European architecture (traditional Catholic-gothic style in wood and brick), the church is a National Treasure. There is an admission fee which includes entrance to a museum about the history of Christianity in Japan. We were there on a Saturday evening and there were many tourists along the main shopping street leading to the Church, probably due to its proximity to the Nagasaki International Cruise Ship Terminal. A short walk from the Ishibashi tram stop on streetcar line 5 (green line). It is also near to the entrance of Glover Garden, but we walked towards the Dutch Slope from here instead.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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