Please contact us before you visit the churches nominated for UNESCO World Heritage status.
* You can visit Oura Cathedral without prior notice.

■Reference number for your prior notice

Notice for visiting the churches

As the churches are the places for prayer, please observe visiting manners and feel the solemn atmosphere quietly.
In some cases we cannot accept visitation to the churches due to religious events (Mass, funerals, etc.) or a too large number of visitors. To avoid such situation, we ask you to make a prior notice for your visit.
In addition, the inside of Ono Church is not open to the public basically because of the deterioration, so the visit is the outside only.
Tabira Church is an important property to be related to the sites nominated for UNESCO World Heritage status, and a lot of people visit the church.
For this reason, we ask to make a prior notice for your visit Tabira church in the same way as the sites.

Nokubi and Funamori settlement sites on Nozaki Island

Remaining within the stone walls of the discarded residential area on a deserted island.

On the island of Nozaki-jima, which is almost uninhabited now, there used to be two hamlets where Christians were hiding, Nokubi and Funamori. Churches were built in Funamori in 1881 and in Nokubi in 1882. The islanders and Nakata Tokichi, who was in charge of the Chuchi parish as its first head priest, requested Tetsukawa Yosuke to design and construct a church in Nokubi in 1908. The up-and-coming architect undertook the task and worked through his first challenge on a brick-built church.

Access Reference

教会を訪れる。構成資産候補紹介

Oura CathedralOura Cathedral
Nagasaki City, Nagasaki
Shitsu Village in SotomeShitsu Village in Sotome
Nagasaki City, Nagasaki
Ono Village in SotomeOno Village in Sotome
Nagasaki City, Nagasaki
Villages in Kuroshima IslandVillages in Kuroshima Island
Sasebo City, Nagasaki
Kasuga Village and Sacred Places in HiradoKasuga Village and Sacred Places in Hirado
Hirado City, Nagasaki
Village Sites in Nozaki IslandVillage Sites in Nozaki Island
Ojika-cho, Kita-Matsuura-gun, Nagasaki
Villages in Kashiragashima IslandVillages in Kashiragashima Island
Shinkamigoto-cho, Minami-Matsuura-gun, Nagasaki
Villages in Hisaka IslandVillages in Hisaka Island
Goto City, Nagasaki
Egami Village in Naru IslandEgami Village in Naru Island
Goto City, Nagasaki
Hara CastleHara Castle
Minami-Shimabara City, Nagasaki
Sakitsu Village in AmakusaSakitsu Village in Amakusa
Amakusa City, Kumamoto

related sites

Tabira ChurchTabira Church
Hirado City, Nagasaki
Hinoe CastleHinoe Castle
Minami-Shimabara City, Nagasaki