Weird History

Every Year, Over 20,000 People Visit Japan For One Reason: To Find The Final Resting Place Of Christ

Shingo is a town in Northern Japan that claims to be the final resting place of Jesus Christ. Yes, you read that correctly. The Jesus Christ. The idea of Jesus in Japan may seem preposterous to most, but local Shingo legend has it that Jesus spent the majority of his life in this little hillside farming village. And, why can’t there be a Japanese Jesus? After all, there is a black Jesus, a white Jesus, a Latin Jesus and pretty much every other kind of Jesus. But, you may be wondering, "how did Jesus go to Japan if he was born all the way in Nazareth?" Well, it’s a long and complicated story, but an entertaining one that you don’t want to miss out on.