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Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region

Remains of Hara Castle

The site of a historic event that led to the establishment of Japan’s national seclusion policy and Hidden Christians assuming responsibility for transmitting their own beliefs without the support of Western priests.

Remains of Hara Castle remains
● Remains of Hara Castle remains: national historic site
◎ Address: Minami-Shimabara City, Nagasaki
  • Access: 15 minutes on foot from the Harajou-mae bus stop (Shimabara Bus Co.).