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Urakami Cathedral

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I loved it here.There weren't many people there when I went. You don't have to pay to go into the church but you also can't walk all the way around the inside. It was so quiet and... read more

Reviewed 7 June 2016
Jo S
Queenstown, New Zealand

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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182 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2016

I loved it here.There weren't many people there when I went. You don't have to pay to go into the church but you also can't walk all the way around the inside. It was so quiet and peaceful in there and I am happy that people who were in there respected that.

1 Thank Jo S
Kawasaki, Japan
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327 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2016

There is a ruin of the Church at Atomic Bomb Explosion Site and also at the Museum so It is recommendable to go to those location fist and then visit the church itself to have better understanding.

1 Thank Keizo
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

The community has got together to rebuilt this cathedral after the atomic bomb. There are sculpture that are ruins of the bomb. Very peaceful cathedral to visit.

2 Thank Ayon13
Taipei, Taiwan
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214 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
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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12 reviews
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
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.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 289 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

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