Monument sights in Kyūshū
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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.
Adjacent to the Atomic Bomb Museum and completed in 2003, this minimalist memorial is a profoundly moving place. It is best approached by quietly reading the carved inscriptions and walking around the sculpted water basin above before entering the hall below. Be prepared for tears.