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History of Christianity in Japan

The attraction is within 10 minutes’ walk from the tram stop, but the access includes a difficult... read more

Reviewed May 31, 2018
Yan C
Hong Kong, China
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Christianity history in Japan

Understanding the history behind the martyrdom was fascinating. Nice monument in the city that... read more

Reviewed December 30, 2017
Bobby S
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7-8 Nishizaka-machi, Nagasaki 850-0051, Nagasaki Prefecture
+81 95-822-6000
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This excellent museum tells the story of the Christians in Nagasaki and their martyrdom. There is a peaceful chapel to honor their memory and many interesting exhibits.

Thank Robert D
Reviewed May 31, 2018 via mobile

The attraction is within 10 minutes’ walk from the tram stop, but the access includes a difficult climb up the hill, rather steep at certain points. It would be advisable for elders and persons with walking difficulty to take a short taxi ride from the...More

Thank Yan C
Reviewed April 9, 2018

Have you seen the motion picture SILENCE? Please watch at least once before visiting the Hill & Museum .. .. Martin Scorsese used the museum as source for making SILENCE and made copies of the irreplaceable letters stored here to be used as a gift...More

2  Thank Sammy N
Reviewed December 30, 2017 via mobile

Understanding the history behind the martyrdom was fascinating. Nice monument in the city that considered as the center of christianity in a country that has less than 1% of christians.

1  Thank Bobby S
Reviewed December 29, 2017

A very well presented informative place where the lead up to and also the incident of the matyrdom is presented. Very beautiful museum.

1  Thank Jelts
Reviewed December 22, 2017

Our first stop upon reaching Nagasaki, after 1.5 hrs from Hakata.. We walked a 15 mins slight uphill to the site, like a plaza, an open space area. Can be quite a challenging hike I would say, so be a little prepared. Both the Twenty-Six...More

3  Thank J&S_Singapore
Reviewed September 22, 2017

Interesting history of Christianity in Japan. Only the second place I have ever found a church and relics (Sapporo also has a Christian immunity). Worth a look.

1  Thank Linda_Laleston
Reviewed September 15, 2017

I didn't realize that Christianity had such a presence in Japan. I found this museum interesting and moving.

Thank JennyPlesums
Reviewed August 9, 2017

This Museum site is behind the Memorial Monument and on the actual Hill overlooking downtown Nagasaki (and Nagasaki Station) where 26 Martyr/Saints were killed after making a month-long walk from Osaka ostensibly for a show/capital punishment. Museum showcases History of Christianity in Japan before/during and...More

Thank LHOVancouver
Reviewed July 28, 2017

The museum has done an amazing job showing and detailing the History of Christianity in Nagasaki and ultimately the price they paid during times of oppression by the Shogunate forces.

Thank Shannon L
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