26 Martyrs Memorial
26 Martyrs Museum
Just next door to the memorial wall, which commemorates the murder of the 26 Christians who died here in the 16th century, this museum...
This temple takes the form of a huge turtle carrying an 18m-high figure of the goddess Kannon on its back. Inside, a Foucault pendulum...
This temple, surrounded by serene gardens, is not to be confused with Sōfuku-ji (in Teramachi). It contains an arched stone gate dating...
26 Martyrs Memorial information
This is a memorial wall with reliefs of the 26 Christians crucified in 1597, commemorating a harsh crackdown when six Spanish friars and 20 Japanese were killed. The youngest killed were boys aged 12 and 13. Behind the memorial is a simple museum with Christianity-related displays. The memorial is five minutes' walk from JR Nagasaki station.