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Urakami Cathedral

Nagasaki, Nagasaki Prefecture
+81 95-844-1777
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Nagasaki, Nagasaki Prefecture
+81 95-844-1777

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Reviewed April 12, 2015

Not particularly religious but went in to say a prayer. A simple church, can have a moment of silence when you are there.

1  Thank Quack H
Reviewed March 23, 2015

Urakami Cathedral's role in the history of Christianity in Nagasaki was pivotal and its proximity to the bomb's hypo-centre make it important historically. However, it was virtually destroyed by the atomic blast. The rebuilt church is unremarkable.

1  Thank GVancouver
Reviewed November 9, 2014

We made the effort and walked to this church. Looks impressive as you walk up to it and that's about it. You can only see in the church from the back. It has a cold no atmosphere feeling. Yes it's got history

1  Thank BorntocruiseUK
Reviewed September 26, 2014 via mobile

From a distance the church is quite impressive. Unfortunately, the interior does not match its exterior grandeur. Also, you can only see the inside of the church from the back - everything else is roped off. The most interesting part is where the bell tower...More

Thank backpacker31
Reviewed August 21, 2014

The country has applied to list Nagasaki as a World Heritage site based on events that culminated on this site, but the cathedral now here was rebuilt after WWII, and there are relatively few traces of the original cathedral. When Francis Xavier arrived in Southern...More

Thank BobFran_11
Reviewed July 20, 2014

While visiting Atomic Bomb Museum and Peace Park, you come to learn about the original Urakami Cathedral which was just few hundred feet from the epicenter of the Atomic Bomb dropped in 1945. It was completely destroyed with only few remnants of bell tower, church...More

1  Thank ChadPeterson47
Reviewed June 11, 2014

We decided to do the walk to the cathedral upon the recommendation of a local photographer & worker? in the peace park who was nice enough to take some great group pictures of our family in front of the statue memorial. He asked if we...More

1  Thank furikake
Reviewed June 11, 2014

This a significant Catholic cathedral in that it survived hundreds of years of the persecution of anti Christianity which was prevalent in Japan. It also serves as a reminder of what remained after the bomb. Although much has been rebuilt, statues that survived stand in...More

Thank elsiek
Reviewed December 26, 2012

Visit the church in conjunction with peace park and hypocenter, and watched the damage impacted by the explosion. The church itself is regular and not impressive.

Thank simpangratis
Reviewed November 14, 2012

This church has been strong through persecution. The rock outside that a martyr sat on while she was forced to perch on it or renounce her faith was quite moving. The church itself is fairly modern.

1  Thank Julie K
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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.