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Discover Japanese Christian history

Discover Japanese Christian history

Duration:4.5 hours total
Includes:Food and Transportation
Languages:Offered in English

About your host

Hello, future friends. I'm a Japanese Catholic Christian, born and raised in Tokyo. Sometimes people say, "You can't be a Christian 'cause you're Japanese." In fact, we Japanese Christians exist, though our numbers are so small. Did you know that even some samurai were Christian? Through this activity, I'd like to let people from all over the world know how we Japanese Christians live in this…
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What we’ll do

I'll take you to some traditional and beautiful churches, and places of Japanese Christian heritage in Tokyo. I'll tell you about the Japanese Christians' history of persecution and how we kept the faith. This is a one-day pilgrimage, so you should wear an outfit suitable for walking. We'll have 90-minute walk in total. At the end, we will have a small welcoming party in a Japanese traditional…

What else you should know

You should wear comfortable walking shoes and clothes.

What I’ll provide

Food
Japanese food dinner
Transportation
Train pass

Where you'll be

We will visit four locations. At Himonya Church, we will see a famous painting called "Our Lady of Sorrows" and learn about the history of Japanese Christians. At Takanawa Church, we'll see exhibitions related to persecuted Japanese Christians. At St. Ignatius Church in Yotsuya, we'll have praying time in silence and attend an evening mass.

Keep these in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 5 and up can attend.

More tips

You should wear comfortable walking shoes and clothes.
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history walk
Discover Japanese Christian history
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$59 per person
New experience
$59 per person