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Matsugamine Catholic Church

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Beautiful Romanesque-style Catholic Churich in City Centre Utsunomiya

This beautiful church is probably the only one built with Oya-ishi (locally produced volcanic ash... read more

Reviewed August 11, 2018
BlueDragon_99
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Zurich, Switzerland
Built using local oya stone!

This is the only church in the world built using oya stone (only available locally in Utusnomiya... read more

Reviewed September 16, 2017
2catsinJP
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Aug 11, 2018
“Beautiful Romanesque-style Catholic Churich in City Centre Utsunomiya”
Sep 16, 2017
“Built using local oya stone!”
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1-1-5 Matsugamine, Utsunomiya 320-0807, Tochigi Prefecture
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Reviewed August 11, 2018

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...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed September 16, 2017

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...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed June 28, 2016

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.

Date of experience: May 2016
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Reviewed September 9, 2014

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.

Date of experience: May 2014
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