Ebukuro Church

A church that burned down in 2007, but was restored to its Taisho Era glory

Area
Goto
Category
History&Culture
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Despite the fierce oppression faced by Christians of Ebukuro in 1873, the year when the edict banning Christianity was abolished, Father Bourelle led and supported the construction of this church in 1882. Until it burned down in 2007, it was the oldest wooden church with a ribvault ceiling in Goto. With all of Japan's support, the church was rebuilt. It was completed and consecrated in May of 2010.

<Note>
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.

Information

Address 857-4602 長崎県南松浦郡新上五島町曽根郷字浜口195-2
Hours of Operation Observation Hours: 9 AM - 5 PM
1. Observation may not be possible during mass or ceremonial proceedings
2. The doors may be locked on certain days / at certain times
Price Free, but please consider contributing to the church's donation box
Access 45 minutes by car from Arikawa Port, 3 minute walk from Ebukuro Rest Stop Area
Note Building Information
One floor wooden church, 195 ㎡
Designed and constructed: 1882
Restored from fire damage: 2010
Prefecturally designated Tangible Cultural Property

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