26 Martyrs Memorial
26 Martyrs Museum
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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.