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26 Martyrs Museum

7-8 Nishizaka-machi, Nagasaki 850-0051, Nagasaki Prefecture
+81 95-822-6000
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Good for Christians and atheists alike

Interesting history of Christianity in Japan. Only the second place I have ever found a church and... read more

Reviewed September 22, 2017
Bridgend, United Kingdom
interesting history

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

Reviewed September 15, 2017
Austin, Texas
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7-8 Nishizaka-machi, Nagasaki 850-0051, Nagasaki Prefecture
+81 95-822-6000
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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.

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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

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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
Reviewed July 23, 2017

I'm glad I spent the 500 yen to go into the museum. There were plenty of English explanations. The presentations went way beyond the 26 martyrs to a broader history of Christianity in Japan. For me, the brief description of each of the martyrs was...More

1  Thank John E
Reviewed July 5, 2017

26 Martyrs are not real thing I know seems too good to be true since Jesuit wasn't accepted here in Japan but they are killed by Japanese government of the day as it says

2  Thank ruthjap2
Reviewed April 17, 2017 via mobile

We visited Nagasaki on a very rainy day so we did some museum-hopping. At first I doubted to visit this museum because I feared spending 500 yen per person and (based on earlier experience) not being able to read a single sign. However, I am...More

1  Thank Charlotte W
Reviewed March 16, 2017 via mobile

Built on the spot where hundreds of Christians were martyred, this museum houses artifacts, relics, and the amazing history of early Christianity in Japan. Both Pope John Paul and Mother Theresa have visited this site. You can see Martin Scorsese's signed script from the movie...More

2  Thank YokohamaMurrays
Reviewed January 7, 2017

The monument outside the museum, and the miniature crafts upon the oak bark right in front of the museum were pretty incredible. I also didn't know about the history behind it, so it was fascinating to learn about it. Unfortunately the entry to the museum...More

1  Thank Ippei K
Reviewed December 22, 2016

During my visit, I learned that Nagasaki was chosen as the first place in Japan where people would be executed because of Christianity. This place was where the 26 believers (including Japanese, Spanish and Italian) were crucified.

1  Thank Milet M
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