Arifuku Church

Located on the westernmost island in town, Arifuku Church features a layered roof and wooden construction

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Throughout 1817-1829, Catholics moved from Omura Domain's Konora to here to maintain their faith during the era of Christian oppression. Arifuku's four hidden Christians saw a resurgence in Catholicism as a result of missionary work during and following the Meiji Period. In 1927, a church was constructed on the western side out of wood. It features a layered roof design.

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 853-2313 長崎県南松浦郡新上五島町有福郷有福
Hours of Operation Observation Hours: 9 AM - 5 PM
1. Observation may not be possible during mass or ceremonies
2. Doors may be locked at certain times / on certain days
Price Free, but please consider contributing the church's donation box
Access 35 minutes from Narao Port
Note Building Information
Constructed: 1927
Remodeled: 1974


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