Tag: JP – Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region

Northern Kyūshū’s National Parks: A Tapestry of Active Volcanoes, Blue Seas, and Myriad Islands; Nippon.com

Photo credit: Pixta

Northern Kyūshū’s national parks showcase the region’s numerous active volcanoes, spectacular mountain and coastal landscapes, countless islands, and steaming hot springs.

Source: Northern Kyūshū’s National Parks: A Tapestry of Active Volcanoes, Blue Seas, and Myriad Islands

A Goto Island of quarantine: the perfect place to hide; Vicki L Beyer; Japan Today

Up to the mid-19th century, Kashiragashima, a small, rocky island in Nagasaki’s Goto Island chain, was a place of quarantine, where contagious patients were sent to recover or, more likely, die. As a consequence, most healthy people avoided the place. Who can’t relate to that sentiment these days? But there was one group happy to settle on Kashiragashima and make a life for themselves.

Source: A Goto Island of quarantine: the perfect place to hide

4 days 3 nights in Japan: What to do, where to go in Saga and Nagasaki; Mikas Matsuzawa; Philstar.com

Here are some things you can do in Nagasaki City—named as one of the 10 best places to visit in Asia this year by Lonely Planet—with a stop at the nearby Saga prefecture whose hot spring town carries a thousand-year history. by Mikas Matsuzawa

Source: 4 days 3 nights in Japan: What to do, where to go in Saga and Nagasaki | Philstar.com

Hidden Christian Sites in Nagasaki, Amakusa Now on UNESCO World Heritage List; Sankei Shimbun

The World Heritage Committee of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has added Japan’s Hidden Christian sites in the Nagasaki region to the World Cultural Heritage list. The decision by the World Heritage Committee brings to 22 the total number of Japan’s World Heritage sites: 18 cultural and four natural sites.

Source: Hidden Christian Sites in Nagasaki, Amakusa Now on UNESCO World Heritage List | JAPAN Forward

Discover the Unesco-certified ‘hidden’ Christian sites in Japan; FlyDango

UNESCO has decided to add a dozen Christian locations in parts of southern Japan to its World Heritage list.Japan’s main religions are Shinto and Buddhism. Shinto is as old as the Japanese culture, while Buddhism was imported from the mainland in the sixth century.Christianity is among its minority religions, with around one percent of the population (127 million people) claiming Christian belief or affiliation.

Source: Discover the Unesco-certified ‘hidden’ Christian sites in Japan – Travel Wire Asia