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Urakami Cathedral

Nagasaki, Nagasaki Prefecture
+81 95-844-1777
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Nagasaki, Nagasaki Prefecture
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed March 1, 2017 via mobile

We didn't go inside, just looked at the burned-out statues and the fallen bell tower. It really brings home what the nuclear bomb did.

Thank hadaka_naked
Reviewed February 14, 2017

The cathedral is not very dramatic since it was built after the bombing, but the torture stone on display outsiide is sobering. It will require some climbing if on foot, but is worth a look. The small museum located here is seperate from the church...More

Thank Tom I
Reviewed January 29, 2017 via mobile

This is the 1st Catholic Church I visited living in Japan. As a catholic I am excited about this experience especially considering the history of this church! Glad I made the trek here from the one legged Torii. I was able to enter and have...More

Thank Nancy P
Reviewed December 6, 2016

Modern and built in a short time after the previous cathedral was destroyed on 9th August 1945, the place feels like an oasis for the spirit in a noisy world. After a visit to the Peace Park, this feels like a natural place to go...More

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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.