Wakamatsu Oura Church

The statue of Mother Mary on the altar is a must-see!

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Although it can be seen from a main road, this rustic church with its small village feel is often overlooked. On the altar in the chancel sits a statue of the Mother Mary made by a Oura Village local. Her depiction is different from that of western Mother Mary statues, featuring a plump face. Decorative roses are placed at her feet in offering.

Churches are very important places of prayer for their followers. When observing churches, please follow proper etiquette such that everyone can feel comfortable in the churches. A guide for church etiquette can be found here.


Address 853-2303 長崎県南松浦郡新上五島町宿ノ浦郷大浦
TEL 0959-42-0964(新上五島町観光物産協会)
FAX 0959-42-0967
Price Free, but please consider contributing to the church's donation box
Note Building Information
Consecration: 1926
Location Observation Hours: 9 AM - 5 PM
1. Observation may not be possible during mass or ceremonies
2. The doors may be locked at certain times / on certain days


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