Best of Nagasaki 1. Pilgrimage (Hirado - Sasebo - Huis Ten Bosch - Nagasaki)

Suggested Itinerary

Day 1

Fukuoka Airport
Approximately 3 hours 20 minutes by car or shuttle bus
Stay at a hotel in Hirado city

Alternatively

Tokyo International Airport
Approximately 1 hours 30 minutes by air
Nagasaki Airport
Approximately 3 hours 20 minutes by car or shuttle bus
Stay at a hotel on Hirado island

Day 2

Hotel in Hirado city
Approximately 5 minutes by car
A view of a Catholic church and Buddhist temple / St. Francis Xavier Memorial Church [Catholic-related site]
Approximately 2 minutes by car or 10 minutes on foot
Matsura Historical Museum (opportunity to try some traditional green tea & opportunity to try wearing a Japanese kimono)
Approximately 10 minutes by car
Hirado Castle (monument commemorating St. Pedro Bautista's first arrival in Japan) [Catholic-related site]
Approximately 10 minutes by car
Hirado Seaside Market (lunch)
Approximately 10 minutes by car
Tabira Church [Catholic-related site]
Approximately 1 hour by car
Huis Ten Bosch (dinner & Kingdom of Light)

Day 3

Huis Ten Bosch
Approximately 30 minutes by car
Sasebo Pearl Sea Resort (lunch, cruise & aquarium)
Approximately 1 hour 15 minutes by car
Shitsu Cultural Village (Shitsu church, Fr. de Rotz Memorial Museum & Former Shitsu Aid Center buildings) [Catholic-related site]
Approximately 5 minutes by car
Endo Shusaku Literary Museum [Catholic-related site]
Approximately 5 minutes by car
Kurosaki Church & Karematsu Shrine [Catholic-related site]
Approximately 50 minutes by car
Shopping in Hamanomachi & Dinner (e.g. traditional Shipoku cuisine)
Car or tram
Stay at a hotel in Nagasaki city

Day 4

Hotel in Nagasaki city
Car or tram
26 Martyrs Museum [Catholic-related site]
Approximately 2 minutes by car or 5 minutes on foot
Nakamachi Church [Catholic-related site]
Approximately 20 minutes by car or tram
The Glover Garden
Approximately 5 minutes on foot
Oura Church [Catholic-related site]
On foot
Lunch (Shinchi Chinatown)
Approximately 15 minutes by car or tram
Urakami Cathedral [Catholic-related site]
Approximately 5 minutes by car or tram
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum and Atomic Bomb Hypocenter
Approximately 5 minutes on foot
Peace Park
Approximately 5 minutes by car or car/ropeway
Mt. Inasa (dinner & nightview)
Approximately 20 minutes by car or ropeway/car
Stay at a hotel in Nagasaki city

Day 5

Hotel in Nagasaki city
Approximately 2 hours 30 minutes by car
Fukuoka Airport

Alternatively

Hotel in Nagasaki city
Approximately 2 hours 30 minutes by car
Nagasaki Airport

Attractions on the 2nd day

A view of a Catholic church and Buddhist temple / St. Francis Xavier Memorial Church

A view of a Catholic church and Buddhist temple / St. Francis Xavier Memorial Church [Catholic-related site]

The official website Click here

Hirado Castle (monument commemorating St. Pedro Bautista's first arrival in Japan)

Hirado Castle (monument commemorating St. Pedro Bautista's first arrival in Japan) [Catholic-related site]

The official website Click here

Tabira Church

Tabira Church [Catholic-related site]

The official website Click here

Matsura Historical Museum (opportunity to try some traditional green tea & opportunity to try wearing a Japanese kimono) The official website Click here

Huis Ten Bosch (dinner & Kingdom of Light) The official website Click here

Attractions on the 3rd day

Shitsu Cultural Village (Shitsu church, Fr. de Rotz Memorial Museum & Former Shitsu Aid Center buildings)

Shitsu Cultural Village (Shitsu church, Fr. de Rotz Memorial Museum & Former Shitsu Aid Center buildings) [Catholic-related site]

The official website Click here

Endo Shusaku Literary Museum

Endo Shusaku Literary Museum [Catholic-related site]

The official website Click here

Kurosaki Church & Karematsu Shrine

Kurosaki Church & Karematsu Shrine [Catholic-related site]

The official website Click here

Sasebo Pearl Sea Resort (lunch, cruise & aquarium) The official website Click here

Attractions on the 4th day

Nakamachi Church

Nakamachi Church [Catholic-related site]

The official website Click here

26 Martyrs Museum

26 Martyrs Museum [Catholic-related site]

The official website Click here

Oura Church

Oura Church [Catholic-related site]

The official website Click here

Urakami Cathedral

Urakami Cathedral [Catholic-related site]

The official website Click here

The Glover Garden The official website Click here

Lunch (Shinchi Chinatown) The official website Click here

Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum and Atomic Bomb Hypocenter The official website Click here

Peace Park The official website Click here

Mt. Inasa (dinner & nightview) The official website Click here

Additional Information

Hotel Information The official website Click here