Kōshi-byō & Historical Museum of China
In the Dutch Slopes area, this has archaeological artefacts. 'Oranda-zaka' comes from the name foreigners were given: Oranda-san, people...
In the Dutch Slopes, the quiet Ko-shashin-shiryōkan showcases the area's history (note that most signage is in Japanese). The combined...
Ōura Catholic Church
This hilltop church, Japan's oldest (1865), is dedicated to the 26 Christians who were crucified in Nagasaki in 1597. It's more like a...
In the Dutch Slopes, this 'World Foods Restaurant' operates most weekends; each week a different chef comes to prepare inexpensive meals...
10-36 Ōuramachi · interesting places nearby
Kōshi-byō & Historical Museum of China information
The jauntily painted Kōshi-byō shrine claims to be the only Confucian shrine built by and for Chinese outside China, and the statues of sages in its courtyard certainly make you feel like you've journeyed across the sea. The original 1893 building was destroyed by fire following the A-bomb explosion.
Behind it, a glossy museum of Chinese art spans jade artefacts and Neolithic archaeological finds to terracotta warriors and Qing-dynasty porcelain. There's also a large gift shop with Chinese trinkets, from classy to kitschy.