Hiyamizu Church

One of Yosuke Tetsukawa's earliest works

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The Christians of Hiyamizu, who faced oppression during the period of the government's crackdown on Christianity known as "Goto kuzure", fled from here and never returned. Most of the current residents of Hiyamizu moved here from surrounding villages, Hirado, and the lower Goto Islands after the Christian oppression ended. In 1907, the current church was finally constructed. Yosuke Tetsukawa, who hailed from the nearby district of Maruo, played a central role in its construction and design, and it was the first time he had ever worked on a 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 857-4401 長崎県南松浦郡新上五島町網上郷623-2
Hours of Operation Observation Hours: 9 AM - 5 PM
1. Observation may not be possible during mass or other ceremonies
2. The door may be locked at certain times / on certain days
Price Free, but contributions to the church's donation box are appreciated
Access 10 minutes by car from Aokata
Note Building information
Area: 177㎡
Material: Wood
Built: 1907
Design and constructed by: Yosuke Tetsukawa


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