Oso Church

A prefecturally designated important cultural property

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It's said those that lived here were descendents of settlers from Shitsukyo, Kurosaki, Ikejima, and other Sotome area settlements. In 1916, the current church was designed and constructed by Yosuke Tetsukawa. The former church was dismantled and reconstructed in Doinora on Wakamatsu Island. The current church has a multilayered roof, and the interior features a traditional church design—a nave with two aisles and a rib vault ceiling. The outside walls are decorated by the unevenness and varying colors of the bricks.

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 857-4404 長崎県南松浦郡新上五島町青方郷2151-2
Hours of Operation Observation hours:
9 AM - 5 PM (1. Observation may not be permitted during mass or ceremonies. 2. Doors may be locked at certain times / on certain days.)
Price Free, but contributions to the church's donation box are appreciated
Access 5 minutes by car / 30 minutes walking from Aokata
Note Building details:
One story brick church, 251㎡
Constructed 1916
Design and construction: Yosuke Tetsukawa
Prefecturally designated important cultural property


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