#551: Ohura Tenshudoh (category: church)
Ohura Tenshudoh, or the Basilica of the Twenty-Six Holy Martyrs of Japan, is the oldest among the existing catholic churches in this country. It is located close to Nagasaki Port (refer to #126) and next to the Glover Garden (refer to #511).
The word "tenshu" means "Lord" in English and "doh" is "shrine", respectively. This church is one of national treasures and a factor of "Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region", a UNESCO World Heritage Site newly listed in 2018.
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