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Nagasaki, Nagasaki Prefecture
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank Paul G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank japanguide
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.

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

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.

Thank mabinho
Reviewed November 7, 2017 via mobile

Beautiful church with a sad history where the priests were killed. Postcards and gift items were available for sale inside the church. It's about 20 min walk from the museum. Worth the visit.

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Reviewed November 6, 2017

The church is not far from the peace park and hypocentre of the 1945 bombing. It was once the biggest Catholic Church in the East. The inside is not that grand and there is a small museum near the church with some of the remains...More

Thank Mon55
Reviewed October 9, 2017

Take a few minutes to visit the Cathedral that replaced the one that was destroyed by the atomic bomb. There is a good explanation in English of its founding, and the ruins of the statues outside are interesting.

1  Thank BetsyHK
Reviewed September 1, 2017 via mobile

You can't access any of the cathedral other than from right at the back. Which means the beauty of the stained glass (one of my favourite parts) is missed. The building inside and out isn't very interesting. It's close by to the atomic bomb museum...More

Thank Abi D
Reviewed July 4, 2017 via mobile

You could see the original site if the church after the bomb, what a pity the original church was almost completely destroyed by the bomb. The current rebuild church is very westernized.

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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.