We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Urakami Cathedral

Nagasaki, Nagasaki Prefecture
+81 95-844-1777
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Private Nagasaki Custom Full-Day Tour by Chartered Vehicle
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent23%
  • Very good50%
  • Average24%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“atomic bomb” (8 reviews)
“peace park” (9 reviews)
“torture” (3 reviews)
Nagasaki, Nagasaki Prefecture
+81 95-844-1777

Similar Things to Do in Nagasaki

Write a ReviewReviews (290)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 38 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank iceblended
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.

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.

Thank Snoopie_kid
Reviewed May 24, 2017

I wanted to see Christian Japanese customs but was too late. Still the cathedral is very beautiful even from the outside. It stands tall and stoic midst the loudy urban jungle. We got some great pictures as it was sunset time when I went.

Thank Raunaq S
Reviewed May 17, 2017

The cathedral is a typical church with stained glass windows. The draw is that it was at the center of the atomic bombing, completely destroyed & rebuilt. There are some artifacts from the original church in a small building beside the church

Thank laculturevulture
Reviewed May 3, 2017

Just by the way to Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, nothing special here. Mass was inside when we were there.

Thank nganpopo
Reviewed April 6, 2017

Im a regular mass goer during sundays. I experienced the mass here at 6:00 am in nihonggo. It was a good experience. They dont kneel btw. Great view also. a must place to visit if youre in nagasaki

Thank liotlois
Nearby HotelsSee all 77 hotels in Nagasaki
Ryokan Makoto
3 reviews
.33 miles away
Nagasaki City Hotel Annex 3
13 reviews
.41 miles away
Alpha Inn Nagasaki
34 reviews
.51 miles away
Business Hotel New Top Nagasaki
5 reviews
.57 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
Sashimi-don & Bar Sakanaya
2 reviews
.05 miles away
Nagasaki Catholic Center Youth Hostel
8 reviews
.07 miles away
Yakitori Ieyasu
.07 miles away
1 review
.07 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum
1,532 reviews
.32 miles away
Nagasaki Peace Park
1,113 reviews
.23 miles away
Hypocenter of Atomic Bombing
374 reviews
.32 miles away
Nagasaki Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims
201 reviews
.32 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
john philip l
October 3, 2015|
Response from ETflyer | Reviewed this property |
Urakami has no English mass. The only Catholic Church I know which has English mass in Nagasaki is one near the 26 Martyr Monuments.