Sotome Museum of History and Folklore


Sotome Museum of History and Folklore Overlooking today's peaceful village of Sotome, trek into the past to learn about the town's unique history.


This museum features two floors of exhibits that showcase the rich and unique history of Sotome. From tools and machines used in olden Japan to artifacts collected from the Hidden Christian era, the Sotome Museum of History and Folklore is a record of the development of society, cultural exchange, and tragedy of the Christian persecution in Japan. English brochures are available for the first floor exhibits on tools and machinery and although none are for the second floor hidden Christian artifacts, it is worth a look for visitors interested in the Christian heritage of Nagasaki. You can listen to a recording of orasho (prayers by hidden Christians passed down through the generations) on the second floor.

Nagasaki City
Fees Adult: ¥300
Student: ¥100

Updated November 2016
Access information By bus:
5 min walk from Shitsu Bunka Mura bus stop
(70 min bus ride from Nagasaki Ekimae for Itanoura)

By car:
50 min drive from Nagasaki Station
Open hours 9:00-17:00
Days Closed 29 Dec - 3 Jan