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Urakami Cathedral

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Great Souvenirs

I would like to add one thing that probably many tourists may neglect: the souvenirs. Inside the church there is a small table displaying a few items, including book of Christian... read more

Reviewed 30 December 2015
Taipei, Taiwan
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Taipei, Taiwan
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Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

I would like to add one thing that probably many tourists may neglect: the souvenirs. Inside the church there is a small table displaying a few items, including book of Christian songs, bilingual introduction of the 26 martyrs, photography of the cathedral and so on. Those are really nice, especially to Christians. I highly recommend that you spend some time... More 

1 Thank Bestlambert
Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2015

A bit of a walk from Nagasaki Peace Park, but a good place to check out if you are into the history of the church and how the bomb affected it.

1 Thank bentanhankun
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2015

Viewing this from the hill at the Peace Park it looks quite stunning and from outside it is, however it is quit barren inside and worthy I would suggest of about 5 minutes of your time.

1 Thank EddieReid
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2015

A rebuild of the original destroyed by the atomic bomb. Very little left of the original and if honest would have given it a miss.

1 Thank Chibikuro
Greater London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2015

I'm not Christian, but this church was historically interesting. It has bell tower fallen to the ground by atomic bomb and head of Mary burnt by the blast. Also in the front there's a memorial for persecuted Christians and big stone used to torture them to get names of other believers. If you go left side of the church, there... More 

1 Thank Midoriya
Tarui-cho, Japan
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Reviewed 8 May 2015 via mobile

My husband and I spent time praying here and it was a great way to digest and pray over everything we had seen and read about the bomb. It's a beautiful church. There is a small gift shop that sells religious art pieces made by religious sisters in Tokyo.

1 Thank 282jellybean25
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 276 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 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
Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 346 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2015 via mobile

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
Heathfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 290 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 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
Delray Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 26 September 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 fell and remains today.

Thank backpacker31

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