Nishizaka Hill

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A monument on this hill memorializes 26 martyrs who were crucified here for practicing Christianity during the time it was banned in the 1600s.
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Kimitaka S
Taichung, Taiwan10,882 contributions
Golgotha in Nagasaki
Sep 2020 • Solo
It is a small hill near JR Nagasaki station and bus terminal. There is a small park, 26 martyrs monument and museum. The hill is considered as Golgotha in Nagasaki.
Written 22 September 2020
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Rumples
Tucson, AZ10,926 contributions
Historic Site
Oct 2019
We climbed this short, but steep, hill for about 8 minutes to reach a simple monument that honors 26 Christians executed here on Feb. 5, 1597. About 10 visitors passed us in the process, a few breathing heavily because of the incline. As a history buff, I found the ascent worthwhile to see where six foreign missionaries and 20 Japanese Christians died for practicing their religion, when a ban on Christianity existed in Japan. All victims have been canonized.

A museum focused on their martyrdom stands behind the monument, which is at the rear of a big square covered with pavers. There is a view of Nagasaki below. It took us about 5 minutes to walk from the Nagasaki train station to the base of the hill.
Written 22 November 2019
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Famluv2travel
Huntington Beach, CA495 contributions
Martyrs Monument
Mar 2019 • Couples
This involves a short steep climb up the hill to get to the monument that represents the place where 6 foreign priests and the 20 Japanese Christians were crucified here on 2/5/1597 for their beliefs. From the hill you can see the Confucius’ Shrine in the distance and St. Philip’s Church with its inspired towers from the Spanish artist Gaudi across the street. Inside St. Philip’s Church, you will find authentic relics on the right side of the church with bones from the three Jesuit priests, St Miki, St Kisai and St Goto.
Written 7 April 2019
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olafoomes
Amstelveen, The Netherlands1,606 contributions
Home of the 26 martyrs monument
Aug 2018 • Solo
Nishizaka Hill is especially known for the statue of the 26 martyrs which is on top of it. The hill itself is short but the climb from the “JR station-side”, which I did, is tough. After this short climb you will arrive at a rather big square with on one side a nice view over town and on the other side the impressive monument of the 26 martyrs. On this spot, many centuries ago, 26 foreign missionaries were executed because their Christian believe.
Behind the monument you will find a museum dedicated to this event which is also worthwhile a visit.
Written 29 October 2018
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