Feb 20, 2012

Oura Catholic Church - Nagasaki, Nagasaki Prefecture

About 5 minutes walk from Oura Tenshudo-shita Station Nagasaki Electric Railway.

The official name is "Church of the 26 Japanese Martyrs". Completed in 1864. It is the oldest church in Japan, and has become a National Treasure. Is very close to the entrance of Glover Garden.

Red brick building in the center is the Former Residence of Archbishop. On the left, Former Latin Divinity School and Oura Catholic Church.
These buildings are included on "Churches and Christian Sites in Nagasaki" where is the Tentative list in UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Pay the admission fee, and leading to the church with a climb up the stairs.

Hidden Christians of Nagasaki has been discovered here.

Former Latin Divinity School
This building is situated right next to the Oura Catholic Church. Was built in 1875.
It is now open as Christian reference room.

Google Map Oura Catholic Church

Japanese site is here.

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