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Oura Catholic Church

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The oldest wooden Gothic church in Japan was built for the exclusive use of foreign residents.
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5-3 Minami-yamatemachi, Nagasaki 850-0931, Nagasaki Prefecture
+81 95-823-2628
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The church is a short walk from the cruise ships and is on your way to the Glover Gardens. The maps are a little confusing, but you will not get lost in this small area. The walk up the hill is interesting and is filled...More

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Reviewed 31 August 2018

Newly remodeled recently, and they have a museum/exhibit building right next to the church where you can learn so much about the history of the hidden christian in Nagasaki. The admission fee is reasonable for all the information they offer.

Thank Satoko T
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

It holds quite a historic value but you may want to visit at night. It's simply beautiful. Afamous church made all if wood. Close walking distance from the cruise pier and boardwalk .

Thank Miike2000
Reviewed 26 July 2018

The Oura Catholic Church has great significance being where the secret Japanese Christians were found in the 19th century. It was under renovation when we went there in early June so we couldn't get in. A bit of a disappointment. Still, even from a distance...More

Thank Sara S
Reviewed 21 July 2018

Oura Cathedral is of great historic significance due to its age and being the location of the discovery of the Hidden Christians. There is not a huge amount to see yet has the highest admission price of Nagasaki tourist attractions. The inside of the church...More

Thank geographyguy_11
Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

We were blessed to celebrate Mass at the beautiful Oura Church on the 4th if July. This is the oldest church in Japan and recently recognized as a World Cultural Site. Such a wonderful experience.

Thank Paul G
Reviewed 27 June 2018

This is the site where Japanese hidden Christians were discovered in 1865. The Vatican had thought the Japanese Christian communities had been extinct in 17th century. Peasants from Urakami of Nagasaki came here and asked a praying French priest, Father Bernard-Thadée Petitjean, where Virgin Mary...More

Thank japanguide
Reviewed 12 June 2018

It's a beautiful building on the outside but quite plain inside. It was interesting to discover about Christianity in Japan in the adjoining museum.

Thank John W
Reviewed 11 May 2018

I did not go inside but the history of this church and the history of Christianity in Japan is an interesting one.

Thank Nancy154987
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

The oldest Christian church in the area. It beautifully sits at the base of the hill and is very well maintained. It's architectural beauty and history are well worth the visit.

Thank Perry H
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