Churches/ Cathedrals in Japan

Churches & Cathedrals in Japan, Asia

Churches & Cathedrals in Japan

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  • Travel-Kumamoto
    Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan170 contributions
    It is a symbol of faith, Hidden Christian sites in Sakitsu village backed for World Heritage status in 2018.

    The local tourist bus company started half day Local Tour course to attract visitors. Cost 1000 Yen (entrance fee not included). The local bus required prior reservation.

    An express Bus "Amakusa-go" Bus runs every hour from Kumamoto City to Amakusa. It does not require any prior reservation. As soon as bus arrived, ask to the driver, if the seats are available, you can sure ride into the bus.
    Written January 9, 2019
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  • Cynthia Y
    Singapore, Singapore340 contributions
    Couldn’t view the inside of church as I went around 9am in the morning. Area around it was pretty with autumn leaves, very picturesque n quiet. Walk in from
    Ginza-dori was short and peaceful. Recommend as a small detour if time allows.
    Written November 11, 2018
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  • Armina C
    Manila, Philippines26 contributions
    We went there as a part of the Amakusa Gurutto sightseeing bus. You can see a very nice scenery from the church. It's very nice inside. Pamphlet costs 100 yen.
    Written December 20, 2019
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  • PiggySue2014
    Singapore, Singapore340 contributions
    The Church of the Light is one neat piece of architecture by Tadao Ando. Cold, but accommodating; minimalist but not void, simple and yet uniquely sophisticated - these are the many impressions when you step into the concrete space.
    A humbling and inspirational visit.
    Written September 1, 2019
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  • thitsar
    Bangkok, Thailand68 contributions
    While spending my holiday in Gunma area I had a chance to took a day trip to Karuizawa. What a fun trip! Cold but very sunny. Just rent a bike. Got very fresh air while cycling through larches, along lakes, through a beautiful boulevard where many ancient western style mansions situated. In the outlet area, locals enjoyed summer time with their families and pets. So nice to see. It was crowded in Ginza shopping street but was a worth visit. Lots of traditional small shops and eatery stand side by side the street. Strolled around the street and somehow emerged in the woods and met this small church. It’s not particularly beautiful but it has its charm. Felt like it’s the sanctuary. There was a wedding going on so that made it more surreal.
    Written April 27, 2017
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  • RichardBoise
    Boise, ID143 contributions
    This is a unique location; the home of the Tenrikyo church, a new religion with ties to the ancient Japanese faith, Shintoism. Very friendly people and the temple is always open. This is the start of the Yamanobe no Michi trail, so if you're looking for a guide to that pathway may I recommend "The Poets' Realm; Japan's Oldest Road," recently published on Amazon.
    Written December 30, 2018
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  • japanguide
    Tokyo, Japan500 contributions
    This is in one of the hidden Christian villages of World Heritage in Goto Islands. We need to make a prior notice for a visit to the Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region Information Centre.
    I reserved a taxi tour visiting Catholic churches in Nakadori Island, so a taxi company applied on our behalf. All the visitors have to park cars at Kami-goto Airport and ride a bus to the church.
    This church looked solid due to its facade made of sandstone, but the interior impressed us with pretty atmosphere by its camellia-shaped designs. There was a residence for circuit priests next to the church and a Christian graveyard down to a beach.
    Written July 15, 2018
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  • Boho1979
    Deal, UK565 contributions
    We had a guided tour of Hirado Island including areas in the remote countryside for the 'Hidden Christians’, This is one of the churches we attended that commemorates Saint Francis Xavier who preached here in the 16th century
    Written February 10, 2019
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  • naomi h
    South Riding, VA75 contributions
    It located near to the Sasebo train station about 5 minutes walk. It was sitting on the hill with very steep hill.
    Inside of the church is very beautiful.
    Written April 25, 2019
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  • dynamic14
    Singapore, Singapore9,837 contributions
    Beautiful architecture built in 1860, this is accessible from the Daikan Zaka slope. This church was originally built as a chapel attached to the first Russian Consulate.

    The original church was destroyed by the Great Fire of Hakodate in 1907 and rebuilt in 1916.
    Written February 7, 2020
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  • Low C
    Jurong East, Singapore878 contributions
    Not in my plan to visit this church, I was attracted by the beautiful architecture while I was at Tomioka. It took about 20-25 minutes walk from Otaru train station.
    Written September 15, 2018
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  • Michael W
    Singapore, Singapore46 contributions
    It was really difficult for us to find the times for an English mass in Okinawa since the information online is scarce. It was Christmas Day and my family and I visited Nago Catholic Church in the morning, only to realise that Christmas mass was at night at 1900hrs. We returned in the evening for Christmas mass; the congregation is small -- at the mass we attended, there were 25 people; the night before, there were 100. It was obvious we were from out of town, but the congregation helped us follow the mass by showing us where the priest was and we also found readings in English, although the masses are all in Japanese. During the sermon, the priest, Father Bui Duc Dung, spoke in Japanese first and then spoke briefly in English. When mass was over, Father Bui invited us to attend a post-christmas meal and we were welcomed by the congregation. It was an extremely meaningful way to spend Christmas. Father Bui speaks good English, so it was nice to have him entertain us.
    Written December 27, 2018
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  • Mr_Nobody_1979
    Krakow, Poland3,979 contributions
    Christian Church right in centre of Nago, modern architecture, good to visit if you need quiet time with a higher being.
    Written September 7, 2018
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