Atotsugi Church

A church that shines in the evening sun and overlooks the Aokata Bay and floating oil storage base

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The patron of this church is the Stella Maris. The first generation of this church was established in 1914 when the parish purchased half of Aokata Elementary School. In 1932, the second generation of the church was built using the usable wood from the previous church. In 1984, the current church was built. It can be spotted from the highway, its striking white walls juxtaposed against the lush expanses of green hills it resides within. With its high vantage point, the world's first ever floating oil storage base can be seen, making the view from the church just as spectacular.

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Address 857-4413 長崎県南松浦郡新上五島町跡次
Hours of Operation 9 AM - 5 PM

Tuesdays at 6:00 PM
2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month: 7:00 AM
1st, 3rd, and 5th Saturdays of the month: 6:00 PM
Sundays (2nd and 4th of the month only): 7:00 AM
Price Free, but contributions to the donation box are appreciated
Note Constructed: 1914
Remodeled: 1984
Parish: Oso Parish


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