Matsugamine Catholic Church

Matsugamine Catholic Church

Matsugamine Catholic Church
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8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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HotEarth
Melbourne, Australia692 contributions
Couples
This church is built with stones from the Oya Quarry. Othere than it's stones relevance, the church is just like any other modern churches.

The church is within a short walking distance from Tobu Station.
Written August 12, 2019
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Robert O
Doylestown, PA11 contributions
Solo
this was one of my favorite places to visit when I lived in Utsunomiya in 1994 and 1995.
The stone was from the same quarry that was used for the famous Tokyo Hotel that was designed by architect Frank Llyod Wright.
Written September 9, 2014
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BlueDragon_99
Zurich, Switzerland182 contributions
Solo
This beautiful church is probably the only one built with Oya-ishi (locally produced volcanic ash stone with green-greyish colour) in the world and designed by a Swiss architect Max Hinder (1887 - 1963) from Zurich. The church's web-site says this was his last work on churches in Japan before he was leaving back to Europe.

From outside it looks European with twin church towers (rare in Japan) inside it gives more Japanese flavor - yes, you are in Japan. Damaged during the war (1945) it was restored in 1947. The copper roof nicely match the colour of the building.

From JR Utsunomiya Station (West Exit) it is about 30 min. walk or 10 min. by taxi. Or can take a bus to Tobu Utsunomiya Station and then walk for ca 5 min.

One of the must visit places in Utsunomiya.
Written August 11, 2018
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2catsinJP
1,043 contributions
Family
This is the only church in the world built using oya stone (only available locally in Utusnomiya). It's a tiny Catholic church and located just near the Tobu Department Store. Worth a visit if you have a few minutes to kill while waiting for your train (Tobu line).
Written September 16, 2017
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AMCTheJetSetter
123 contributions
Business
Lots of interesting architectural features, including use of the distinctive native stone that can be seen on many older buildings. Not far from the central shopping area.
Written June 28, 2016
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Matsugamine Catholic Church, Utsunomiya

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  • Sun - Sat 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM