Kamigoto Church Concerts 【Church Week 2023】

A spiritual experience that interweaves light and sound

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Christmas is a very special occasion in Shinkamigoto, owing to its long and rich Christian history. The churches are decorated with lights during the month of December, which when combined with their stunning orchestral performances of traditional Christmas songs, makes for a truly enchanting Christmas experience.

✔ Schedule of 2023
・December 1st, 2023:Kiri Church (桐教会)7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
・December 2nd, 2023:Atotsugi Church (跡次教会)2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
・December 8th, 2023:Nakanora Church(中ノ浦教会)6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
・December 9th, 2023:Hamakushi Church(浜串教会)2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
・December 15th, 2023:Sone Church(曽根教会)7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
・December 16th, 2023:Oso Church(大曽教会)2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

※ The photos in this article were taken and published with permission. Please refrain from taking photos or recording videos within the churches.
※ Please do not eat, drink, or smoke inside the churches.
※ Within the church, there are many important items such as bibles and ornaments. Please do not touch things that do not belong to you.
※ Keep in mind that there may be insufficient parking / bathroom facilities.
Designated as one of Japan's greatest night views
During the month of December, most of Kamigoto's 29 churches will be decorated by hand by their followers. One of the most anticipated sights in Kamigoto in the winter is of the beautifully illuminated churches beneath a sky full of stars. The night view of these churches holds such renown that they've even been designated as one of Japan's Heritage Night View properties. During the day, enjoy the beautiful views and unique atmospheres of the church buildings and their surrounding villages, and at night, feel at peace as you gaze upon the churches as they can only be seen during the winter.


Address 長崎県新上五島町内
TEL 0959-42-0964
Price Free (No reserved seats)
Dates December 1st - 16th, 2023


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