Obira Church

Standing in the northeastern end of Wakamatsu Island, this church's white walls and cross-topped belltower command an air of solemnity

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Head seven kilometers past the entrance to Ryukanzan Lookout from Wakamatsu Port along the seaside road, and this modern church will reveal itself before you. Overlooking beautiful cobalt blue waters and surrounded in green mountains, this church sits in a quiet sanctuary for Christian faith. The church's white walls backed by the sky commands an air of solemnity. Although it can't be seen from the church's entrance, a statue of the Mother Mary stands overlooking passing boats on the rocky coast of the Wakamatsu Strait in front of the church.

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 853-2311 長崎県南松浦郡新上五島町西神ノ浦郷大平
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 to the church's donation box
Access 30 minutes by car from Narao Port
Note Building Information
Constructed: 1892
Remodeled: 1958


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