Candidates for a world heritage

  • Kuroshima Church

    Kuroshima Church

    Kuroshima is an island located southeast of Hirado, off the coast of Sasebo. Many peopl...

  • Kasuga Village

    Kasuga Village

    A village along the west coast of Hirado, facing out towards Ikitsuki island. Hirado wa...

  • Mt. Yasumandake

    Mt. Yasumandake

    A sacred mountain located on the west coast of Hirado, 536 metres above sea level.

  • Nakae no shima

    Nakae no shima

    An unpopulated island located 2km off the northwest coast of Hirado. The island is 400m...

  • Shitsu church

    Shitsu church

    In September 1865, following the Discovery of the Hidden Christians at Nagasaki's ...

  • The sardine net workshop of Former Shitsu Aid Centre (Father de Rotz Memorial Hall)

    The sardine net workshop of Former Shitsu Aid Centre (Father de Rotz Memorial Hall)

    In 1885, this building was constructed opposite the Former Shitsu Aid centre. It is a w...

  • Former Shitsu Aid Centre

    Former Shitsu Aid Centre

    Former Shitsu Aid Centre opened in 2013 after 5 years of conservation and repair work.<...

  • Oura Cathedral

    Oura Cathedral

    Oura Cathedral is dedicated to the 26 martyrs of Japan, and was also the stage for an e...

  • Former Latin Seminary

    Former Latin Seminary

    Although it is popularly known as the Former Latin Seminary, the school's official...

  • Ono church

    Ono church

    Built for 26 Christian households living in the vicinity of Ono, as a peripatetic churc...

  • Former Gorin Church

    Former Gorin Church

    Former Gorin church is located on Hisaka island in the Goto islands. The island is shap...

  • Egami church

    Egami church

    A wooden church with a multi-layered roof, designed by Tetsukawa Yosuke and completed i...

  • Site of Hara Castle

    Site of Hara Castle

    Located in Nagasaki prefecture in the southern part of the Shimabara peninsula.
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  • Former Nokubi Church

    Former Nokubi Church

    Designed and constructed by Tetsukawa Yosuke. Finished in 1908.
    The church has a...

  • Remains of Nokubi village

    Remains of Nokubi village

    Nokubi village was located in the centre of Nozaki island, and today the remains of for...

  • Remains of Funamori village

    Remains of Funamori village

    Located on the southern tip of Nozaki island, Funamori village consists of the remains ...

  • Kashiragashima Church

    Kashiragashima Church

    Kashiragashima is an island located east of the island of Nakadorijima, in the north of...

  • Sakitsusuwa shrine

    Sakitsusuwa shrine

    A shrine built in a small fishing village on Shimoshima island in Amakusa (which is par...

  • Sakitsu church

    Sakitsu church

    A church built in a small fishing village on Shimoshima island in Amakusa (which is par...

Recommended spot

  • Site of the Martyrdom of the 26 Saints of Japan

    Site of the Martyrdom of the 26 Saints of Japan

    In 1597, 26 men and boys including foreign missionaries were martyred in Nagasaki. Thes...

  • Tabira Church

    Tabira Church

    Beginning in 1886, Father Raguet and Father de Rotz had some Christians from places suc...

  • Houki Church

    Houki Church

    In 1885, a temporary church was constructed in the Kyousaki area of Hirado (near the Ho...

  • Dozaki church

    Dozaki church

    A church built in the Okuura district of Fukue island. During the Edo period, Hidden Ch...

  • Site of Hinoe Castle

    Site of Hinoe Castle

    Hinoe castle is one of the castles to appear in Christian missionary records from Japan...

  • Christian Tombstone

    Christian Tombstone

    An early Japanese Christian tombstone, semi-cylindrical in shape. In 1959, it was desig...

  • Aosagaura Church

    Aosagaura Church

    The first church was built in around 1879.
    The present brick church was designed...

  • Oso Church

    Oso Church

    The people who live in this area today are the descendants of Hidden Christians who mig...