Pilgrimage ②: OMURA area

Art & Culture

Yukihiro (Hero)行博

4.78(9) reviews
Nagasaki
English, Japanese (Native)
4 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 4 people

Visit historical places which related to Hidden Christian's martyrdom in old Omura domain area. Most of the places relates to KORI-KUZURE martyrdom(in 1658) which was the biggest martyrdom in Omura. 99 life in jail, 78 died in jail, 411 excuted out of 608 captured Christians in Omura.

(Standard) means must go places, (Optional) means may be added by the requests. Some spots are without parking area, so you need to walk some distance.

Itinerary

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Feel free to personalize this offer.

Meeting Point

At somewhere in OMURA city, in the case of the remote area from OMURA, meet-up fee will be requested in cash, and waste your tour time, too.

09:00

(Standard) OMURA History museum(20min):

Part of exhibitions display the history of Christianity in Omura area. Explain about the history of Christianity in Omura.

(Optional) SANJO castle site(3min):

OMURA domein's main castle from 1564 to 1599. OMURA SUMITADA mainly used. Later on change the castle to KUSHIMA castle.

(Standard) TENSHO Youth Delegation monument of honnor (5min):

A monument of the first Japanese Christian delegation dispatched to European Cathoric countries in 1582.

(Optional) Ending place of OMURA SUMITADA (the first Christian DAIMYO[Japanese feudal lord]) (3min):

1st Christian Daimyo of Japan close his life this place in 1587.

(Standard)SONOGI port, 26 Martyrs boarding port to Nagasaki (15min):

Visit a monument of 26 Martyrs boarding from this port to across OMURA bay to TOGITSU port, NAGASAKI in 1597.

(Optional) KUSHIMA castle(10min):

OMURA domain's main castle used from 1599 to 1871. Built by OMURA YOSHIAKI (Son of SUMITADA).

(Standard) HONKYO-JI temple(5min):

Omura Daimyo family's Buddhist temple that was built after abandon of Christianity in 1605.

(Standard) IMADOMI Christian tomb stone(5min):

Built in 1614, Cathoric style tomb stone, miraculously escaped from destraction.

(Standard) OBITORI Martyrdom site (5min):

2 foreign priests were excuted at this place in 1617, 1st Cathoric martyrdom in Omura domain.

(Standard) SUZUTA jail (5min):

35 arrested Cathoric priests and believers were confined during 1617-1622 until their excution.

(Standard) HOKOBARU Martyrdom square (10min):

A place of Cathoric martyrdom, 131 local Cathoric believers were martyred here in 1658 as the part of KORI-KUZURE.

(Standard) SAISHI-WAKARE no ishi (Tear stones) (5min):

131 local Cathoric were separated with families there on martyrdom day in 1658.

(Standard) KUBI-ZUKA (5min):

131 Cathoric martyrs beheaded heads were buried this place in 1658.

(Standard) DOU-ZUKA (5min):

131 Cathoric martyrs beheaded bodies were buried this place in 1658.

(Standard) GOKUMON-JO site (5min):

131 Cathoric beheaded heads were displayed this place for 20 days in 1658.

(Optional) A restaurant in OMURA city

Meal at a reutaurant in OMURA city. Select one by your request. Cost 1,000 to 1,500JPY each

13:00

Somewhere in OMURA city

Drop you off, tour ends, dismiss.

Ending Point

At somewhere in OMURA city, in the case of the remote area from OMURA, transportation fee will be requested in cash, and waste your tour time, too.

What to Expect

Model Itinerary

★Standard course(4h): (Standard) only

★Full course(Max:6h): (Standard) add all(Optional)

Through this tour, you can visit main pilgrimage sites in OMURA area in one day(4-6h). No admission fee is expected in this itinerary.

The tour itinerary mentioned above can be changed depend on your requests, so tour time may be longer or shorter between 4h to 6h.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guiding fee(4000×4h=16000JPY)

What‘s not included

admission fee, meal fee, parking fee, rental car costs(if used: more than 5 guests)

Important Information

I'm very flexible. If you inform me early enough, about 1week at least 72 hours and more beforehand, I may manage to accept your requests. During the tour, my coverage areas are mainly poor public transportation area, so mostly use a private vehicle(4 adult guests Max), it is easy to travel and free to move. Free Wi-Fi(2.4GHz, 5GHz) and AC100V/DC5V, DC12V charger are available in the car. I don't charge for the vehicle operation (only request you to pay parking fee and toll road fee on site, if used). The private vehicle can take 4 adult guests max. If you are 5 adults and more, need to rent a rental car. I have a professional drivers license, I can drive most of types vehicle. Depends on the numbers of customer, I rent a suitable size car and drive instead of you during the tour. I drive as a designated driver. In this case, you have to pay for all cost for the rental car (Rental fee, insurance, fuel, toll road, parking fee, etc). My coverage areas are Nagasaki, Saga and Fukuoka prefecture. But I live in near Omura city in Nagasaki pref., so depend on where I go to meet you(meet-up), I will request you to pay Meet-up fee(real transportation cost to and from the meeting spot) in cash on site. It is showed 3000JPY on my pricing page. But meet-up fee will be different price based on the transportation fee from where I stay. I will inform you meet-up fee in your proposal tour plan before your booking. Here are basic meet-up fee on each area, Ohmura city is Free, Sasebo city is 1,500JPY, Nagasaki city is 3,000JPY, Saga ,5,000JPY and Fukuoka 8,000JPY. I try to choose cheapest way, but If meet-up fee costs more than 8,000JPY, I may not accept your tour request. But if you don't care high meet-up fee(more than 8000JPY), I go anywhere as far as I can. I am working in both Nagasaki and Okinawa, working 2 places about the half and half days of a month. I had lived in Okinawa for 8 years until March 2018 and I am qualified and registered as a Okinawa Prefectural interpreter tour guide . On my schedule calendar, available days means that I stay in Nagasaki, on the contrary, unavailable days means I am in Okinawa(mostly), so I might be able to guide you in Okinawa. If you intend to have a private tour in Okinawa, please visit my another account page of TripleLights(Nagasaki, Saga and Fukuoka area), there is another job schedule calendar there. One of my hobby is handmade Japanese Soba noodles. I can teach you how to make Japanese Soba. Soba is made of buckwheat flower, one of Japanese traditional healthy low calorie food. I hope you don't have back wheat allergy. Making Handmade Soba and Tempura Experience activity has been showed on my original tour list. Please try it.

Museum will be closed on designated day.

Meet-up place and time will be coordinated after your booking.

Admission, parking, toll-road and lunch are not included in guiding fee, so you might pay on site in cash or card. ※most of the places I can enter by free of charge with my guide license

I can managed to shorten or extend the tour time 4(minimum) to 6 hours by your request.

4 or less guests can move by private car(4 adults Max, no charge for vehicle operation, you pay only parking and toll road fee, if used), but 5 and more guests have to use a rental car and pay for all cost. It costs 5,000 to 10,000JPY in total for one day normally, but cost will be different depends on the type of the car. I inform you estimated rental car cost in the proposal tour plan before your booking.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting time

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you start the tour from different city?

It is possible within my covering area, but you need to pay extra meet-up fee depends on the place to meet and release, and it will also waste your time, so I don't recommend you to meet-up in remote area from Omura.

Reviews

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Geraldine T.

Nov 27, 2019

6 hours in Nagasaki

Yukihiro our tour guide is very friendly and knowedgable so far with all things that we’ve asked him, especialy about history and localities. We also felt comfortable with him as our tour guide.

Yukihiro (Hero)行博

Dear Geraldine, I am so happy to be evaluated greatly as your comment. I feel sorry that we couldn’t go Mt. Inasa outlook because of unexpected construction on the route. Please try again at night in the future, you will be able to observe the one of 3 greatest night view of Japan. Hero

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Cessy T.

Nov 12, 2019

Nagasaki 4hr tour

Great tour with Hero. Anything you'd ask, he replies. 4hr is really jampacked and no problem with communication. :)

Yukihiro (Hero)行博

Thank you very much for high evaluation, Cessy ! This time was short tour, so couldn’t visit many places. I hope you to stay Nagasaki longer next time. Hero

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Marius Mjøs

Sep 17, 2019

Awsome custom tour

We had an awsome full day with Hero, he was literally our hero. He fixed a custom tour at our request, following alot of the coast and scenic spots around Kjukushima, Sasebo, and Omura bay. His local knowledge is excelent and his English is good. Expect a jovial host, which is always smiling, and a dash of humor. Will recommend! ? ?

Yukihiro (Hero)行博

Dear Marius, Thank you very much for great evaluation. I appreciate early evaluation on the way of your tour. I could take you many places as many as I could, but made you tired because of long driving. I drove more than 600km in a day!! Actually this is my first meeting with Norwegians who talk to. During the tour I could have a lot of conversation with you so that I understood lot about Norwegian culture, terrain, food, climate, custom, vegetation and so on. I have never been to Norway, but now I am so interested in your country. My view of knowledge was expanded. Take care and enjoy rest of days in Japan. Hope to see you in Norway someday. Hero

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Hieng L.

Aug 10, 2019

1 day tour in Sasebo

He plan a great schedule. He picked the locations i needed to see. His English are good, easy to communication. he also kept me on schedule. Excellent service provided by Mr.Yukihiro. I will highly recommend Yukihiro. Thanks

Yukihiro (Hero)行博

Hello Hieng!! Thank you very much for great evaluation for me. Next time I will show you around Unzen and Nagasaki. There are many good natural Onsen in Unzen. Okinawa is my another hometown. When you visit Japan again, free to ask me. Yukihiro

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