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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The reconstructed Urakami Cthedral after it had been destroyed by the atom bomb in the WWII is best viewed from a platform in the Peace park. The interior of the cathedral is just like in many other church, except that in Urakami Cathedral on the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank BengJYT
Reviewed December 18, 2018 via mobile

It was a steep slope walking up to the cathedral. When we entered the cathedral, we were only allowed to stay at the back of the cathedral as tourists. Photo taking is permitted as it was a actual place used for mass for believers. There...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Bigfoot27
Reviewed December 12, 2018

Considering the history of this church (catholic persecution and atomic bombing), I had a lot of respect for the people who rebuilt this church and kept it running to preserve their religion. That is FAITH, in capital letters. This is the only church I visited...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank altair06
Reviewed November 14, 2018

walked here from the Peace Park, a few hills but doable. Coming from a Christian country, nice to visit bigger Cathedrals/Churches than the 1 tiny one in my city in Japan, felt quite nostalgic, if quiet different to Cathedrals back home.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank lpincher94
Reviewed November 6, 2018

I don't get excited by seeing old churches, regardless of the history. This has to do with persecuted Christians and I don't really care for this. I have been through here at least six times and found it of little interest. Find something more exciting...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed July 3, 2018 via mobile

The family and I visited the Cathedral during our Pilgrimage to Nagasaki. We learned so much about the history of Catholics in Nagasaki from the persecution of Christians from the 17th to the 19th century to the atomic bomb that destroyed the original Cathedral and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank paulmgarcia
Reviewed June 24, 2018

This church looks beautiful and new. Once we looked around the church, we found old religious adust statues without heads and an old big destroyed belfry remains as rotting debris under a cliff beside the church along a stream. The site is very close to...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed April 10, 2018

When you go to ground zero and see the statues, one of the things you'll see is the picture I attached here. This is all that remains of the old church. To me its moving to see this then visit the new church.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank elindoo
Reviewed April 2, 2018

This church is a short walk from the Peace Park. There is a part of the original church next to the Hypocentre of Atomic Bombing Memorial - most of it was destroyed. So this church is the replacement completed in 1959. Also the remains of...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank roaming_kiwi58
Reviewed January 15, 2018

situated a little way form the peace park complex, this simple cathedral belies a lot of history - not only that of the bomb (the original was destroyed in the blast) - but laos the difficult history of Christianity in Japan.

Date of experience: January 2018
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john philip l
October 3, 2015|
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Urakami has no English mass. The only Catholic Church I know which has English mass in Nagasaki is one near the 26 Martyr Monuments.