2018 E&A Japan Christian Martyrs Tour

Many people are surprised to learn the rich Christian history of Japan. In 1549 Francis Xavier arrived in Japan and in one generation, thousands of Japanese embraced the Gospel of Christ. However, in 1597 the Christian persecution began and thousands of Japanese Christians including men, women, and children were tortured and martyred for their faith in Christ. Join us on the Japan Christian Martyrs Tour as we learn of the courage of the Japanese Christians who died for their faith. Their stories will surely inspire you as you learn the meaning of counting the cost to follow Christ. Join us for a tour filled with food that is fantastic, scenery that is gorgeous and the fellowship that is joyful.

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Pat Zuke


Japan Tour Sites for 2018

Dates: November 4-13 2018

*Some site destinations may change due to various factors.  We will land in Fukuoka.

Fukuoka – Yamaguchi – Iwakuni – Yamaguchi

  • Yamaguchi Xavier Church & Museum
  • Kintaikyo Bridge
  • Iwakuni Castle by cable car

Yamaguchi – Hagi – Tsuwano – Yamaguchi

  • Shibuki Village
  • Kirishitan Shifuku no Sato
  • Hagi Town
  • Otome Touge Martyrs Park & Korinji Temple Ruins
  • Tsuwano Catholic Church

Yamaguchi – Shimonoseki – Moji – Hirado

  • Ferry to Ganryujima
  • Ferry to Shimonoseki
  • Karato Fish Market
  • Mojiko Retro Port
  • Hirado

Hirado – Sasebo

  • Hirado Dutch Trading Post & Statue of Jagatara Batavia Girl
  • Grave of Miura Anjin
  • Shima no Yakata Museum
  • Hirado Christian Museum


  • Twenty-six Martyrs Museum & Monument
  • Hidden Christian Reunion Park
  • Oura Cathedral
  • Dejima, the Dutch Village
  • Dr. Takashi Nagai’s House (Nyokodo) & Memorial Museum

Nagasaki – Unzen – Amakusa

  • Church (Arranged by Christian Martyr’s Group)
  • Unzen Hell
  • Hara Castle Ruins
  • Ferry to Amakusa


  • Adam Arakawa Memorial
  • Dolphin Watching
  • Amakusa Christian Museum
  • Gion Bridge & Tomb of a Thousand Martyred Christians
  • Shiro Amakusa Memorial Hall

A formal itinerary is available but the following is a summary of what the ground cost would include:

  • Breakfast at Hotel x 8
  • Lunch x 5
  • Dinner x 2
  • Hotels 8 nights
  • Admission fees as indicated on the itinerary
  • Chartered coach buses for 9 days indicated on the itinerary (include; gas, toll, parking, driver’s meal & accommodation)
  • Ferry to Amakusa from Kuchinotsu port
  • Local guide 7 days & Local assistant 2 days (Day 1 & Day 9) – English speaking / are included

Download Itinerary for Christian Martyrs Tour

Total Cost:  $3400.00 per person based on double occupancy.  Single, add $450. Due to the exchange rates and fuel surcharges for airfare the cost may be more or less.
Ground Cost only: $2000.00 per person based on double occupancy.  Single, add $450.00.  Due to the exchange rates and fuel surcharges for airfare the cost may be more or less.
$300 non-refundable deposit required to hold your spot.  Email Fran at franpatoskie@gmail.com with questions.

Travel Insurance highly recommended but not mandatory. 
Enter Agency Number 52919, Agent ID: Minako

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