Chapel of St Maria
Anno Art Museum
Tsuwano-born Anno Mitsumasa is famous for his wonderfully detailed illustrated books, including Anno's Alphabet and Anno's Journey ....
The church here is a reminder of the town's Christian history. Hidden Christians from Nagasaki were exiled here in the early Meiji...
Just above the castle chairlift station, thriving Taikodani-Inari-jinja, built in 1773 by the seventh lord Kamei Norisada, is one of the...
The speciality here is fresh wheat noodles handmade on the premises, going into filling dishes like sansai udon (noodles with wild...
Chapel of St Maria information
The tiny Maria-dō dates from 1951. More than 150 'hidden Christians' were imprisoned in a Buddhist temple on this site in the early years of the Meiji Restoration; 36 died before a law allowing freedom of religion was passed in 1873. A procession is held here on 3 May.