FUKUOKA / NAGASAKI / SASEBO / HIRADO
JUL 17 (MON) MANILA / FUKUOKA / NAGASAKI (D)
Check-in at NAIA Terminal 2 at 0645hrs. Depart Manila to Fukuoka, Japan. Upon arrival in Fukuoka Airport, drive to Nagasaki City. Then we will go to Mt. Inasa, a landmark place in Nagasaki, and is a hugely popular spot for appreciating the night view of the city. Transfer to Nagasaki Catholic Center Youth Hostel for check-in, dinner and overnight stay.
JUL 18 (TUE) NAGASAKI (B/L/D)
After breakfast, we will conduct our whole day meeting at the Nagasaki Catholic Center Youth Hostel meeting room. Overnight stay.
JUL 19 (WED) NAGASAKI (B/L/D)
After breakfast, we will have a full-day guided tour to visit the Shuntoku-ji Temple (Ruins of Todos-os Santos Church). Then proceed to St. Kolbe Memorial Museum. Then continue to Santo Domingo Church ruins.
Lunch at a local restaurant. Drive to Oura Cathedral, the oldest church that exists in Japan and also the first and newly approved Minor Basilica in Japan. We will also see the Glover Garden nearby. Have dinner at a local restaurant before returning to hostel for overnight.
JUL 20 (THU) NAGASAKI (B/L/D)
Breakfast at Youth Hostel. Start our full-day guided tour to visit the Urakami Cathedral. Proceed to Nagasaki Peace Park where the Peace Statue and Peace Fountain are located. Pass by the Atomic bomb Hypocenter (ground Zero), then visit the Atomic Bomb Museum. Have lunch at a local restaurant. Visit the 26 Martyrs Museum (statue of St. Lorenzo Ruiz can be found here). Visit also the nearby St. Philip’s Church. Afterwards, have some time to shop at Don Quixote Nagasaki before having dinner at a local restaurant. Return to hostel for overnight.
JUL 21 (FRI) NAGASAKI / SASEBO / HIRADO (B/L/D)
After breakfast and check-out at the hostel, drive to Saikaibashi Park for a photo stop. Drive to Hirado City. We will visit Tabira Church, the Hirado Castle, St. Francis Xavier Memorial Church, pass by the Scenery of Churches and Temples walk and also drop by the Kawachi Pass. Transfer to hotel for check-in, dinner and overnight.
JUL 22 (SAT) HIRADO / FUKUOKA / MANILA (B/-/-)
We will attend the public Mass at Kamikozaki Church before having our breakfast and check-out at the hotel. Drive to Fukuoka City. Have a quick visit to Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine or other Fukuoka spot if time permits. We will proceed to Aeon Mall Fukuoka. Lunch will be on our own account. Transfer to Fukuoka Airport to catch our flight back to Manila. Arrive in Manila at 1825hrs.