Kyushu Unzen / Shimabara Churches

 

Shimabara Church

 

Japanese Name: カトリック島原教会

 

Shimabara Church is dedicated to the 26 Saints of Japan, where prayers are made to the Christians who became martyrs on the Shimabara Peninsula.

 

Operating Hours

9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 

Mass Application

For inquiries regarding the use of Shimabara Church, please contact Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region Information Centre: ch-info@kyoukaigun.jp.

 

Special Notices

■ Under normal circumstances, most Nagasaki churches are open. However, for management reasons, some might be closed

■ The main door at the front of the church is usually used when a mass is being held. Before entering the church, kindly remove one’s shoes and place them in the shoe rack provided. Same goes with hats.

■ Once inside, visitors are politely requested to remain quiet at all times. This is in respect to the church’s spiritual atmosphere.

■ Photography inside the church is normally prohibited.

■ There are no restrooms available at the church.

 

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Access

Address: 1066-3 Shirachimachi Town, Shimabara City, Nagasaki Prefecture

 

 

 

Website

https://visit-nagasaki.com/spots/detail/555

 

 

 

 

 

Unzen Church

 

Japanese Name: カトリック雲仙教会

 

Unzen Church was constructed to celebrate Pope John Paul II’s visit and is dedicated to those who suffered from Unzen and became martyrs at Nishizaka.

 

Mass Application

For inquiries regarding the use of Unzen Church, please contact Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region Information Centre: ch-info@kyoukaigun.jp.

 

Special Notices

■ Under normal circumstances, most Nagasaki churches are open. However, for management reasons, some might be closed

■ The main door at the front of the church is usually used when a mass is being held. Before entering the church, kindly remove one’s shoes and place them in the shoe rack provided. Same goes with hats.

■ Once inside, visitors are politely requested to remain quiet at all times. This is in respect to the church’s spiritual atmosphere.

■ Photography inside the church is strictly prohibited.

■ There are no restrooms available at the church.

 

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Access

Address: 422-2 Unzen Fudanohara, Unzen Obama Town, Unzen City, Nagasaki Prefecture

 

 

Website

https://visit-nagasaki.com/spots/detail/556