Sone Church

A church overlooking both the Goto Sea and the East China Sea

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The second generation church that was built here in 1881 was the first church construction project that the prolific church architect Yosuke Tetsukawa ever worked on. The current church was constructed in 1966. You can see both the Arikawa Bay to the east and the East China Sea to the west from here. This means from the very same place, you can see the morning sun rise from the Goto Sea and the setting sun sink into the East China Sea.

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Address 857-4601 長崎県南松浦郡新上五島町小串郷1028
Hours of Operation Observation Hours: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
(1. May be closed to observation during mass or ceremonies. 2. May be closed at certain times / days.)
Price Free, but contributions to the church's donation box are appreciated
Access 30 minutes by car from Arikawa Port
Note Built in 1881
Remodeled in 1966


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