About Japan 26th Saints Memorial Hall
When Christianity was banned by the Edo government, some devout Japanese believers moved to Kyushu, far away from the government, with the holy bones long ago, but still did not escape the pursuit and were killed. These twenty-six people were called the Twenty-six Saints, and their pious deeds were widely spread among Japanese Christians.
A memorial hall for the 26 saints was built in the place where they were killed. The church opposite the memorial was designed and built by a Japanese architect who worshiped Gordy, and the church is decorated with plum blossoms to commemorate the murder of the 26 saints.
How to get there
Business Period Open to the public
December 31-January 2
Access ・5 min. walk from Nagasaki Station
Admission ・High school students: 300 yen
Elementary school students 150 yen
Adults 500 yen
Junior high school students 300 yen
Twenty-Six Martyrs Museum and Monument, 7-8 Nishizakamachi, Nagasaki
If you are just going to Nagasaki to see the night view, I suggest going to Takeo Onsen first. Then go to Arita station to see ceramics. There is a ceramics market outside of Upper Arita Station. But the bus between the two stations runs about once an hour. You can also rent a bicycle at Arita station.
I wanted to go to Arita later in the trip. I noticed that I could make a day out of it.
Nagasaki is a sad city, and the theme of the A-bombing is always a part of Nagasaki, and this memorial to the 26 saints is equally sad.
It was a rainy day in Nagasaki, which suited the sadness of the city.
The Twenty Six Saints Memorial is not on the schedule, and is one of the lesser known venues.
The window of the hotel where you are staying looks out and you can see the church building opposite the memorial, a very special sense of design, looking at it from afar is very curious to see it up close.
There was still some time before I finally left Nagasaki, so I wandered over.
The twenty-six saints were persecuted and killed by the government at the time, including foreigners.
There is a statue of these 26 people outside the memorial hall.
The cherry trees on the side are in full bloom, and there are no tourists, so it is a very quiet place to enjoy cherry blossoms.
I didn’t visit the memorial hall, because the entrance fee is expensive and the time is limited. The building of the exhibition hall is still a bit interesting, and the church across the street can also be visited.
It is very close to JR Nagasaki station. I arrived too late and did not enter the museum. It is suitable for children who are religious or interested in the history of the expansion of Christianity.
It seems to be the place where the first missionaries who preached into Japan were martyred. As a Protestant, I felt something after seeing it.
In honor of the 26 saints who were martyred, there is a church on the side, and it is still quite beautiful inside.
The 26 Saints of Japan Memorial Hall is a museum established by the Catholic Church in Nagasaki, Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan, to honor the 26 saints who were martyred in Japan.
The memorial hall and its church are built opposite each other. The church is very distinctive has a clear Gaudi style, but of course the exterior is much less detailed than Gaudi’s work. The staff in the church was very helpful. When I came in alone, I was very enthusiastic to explain the history of the memorial church and the church, which was a great experience.