Church Spots in Shimane Area

  • Tsuwano Catholic Church
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    Shimane Pref. Kanoashiguntsuwanochou Ushiroda B 66 - 7
    Tsuwano Catholic Church, with its eye-catching Western Gothic style exterior, was built by a German priest in 1931. The inside of the church is a mix of both Western and Japanese influences with tatami flooring and impressive stained glass windows. Many Japanese Christians were persecuted and tortured for their religious beliefs at the Otome Pass in Tsuwano by the government during the Edo and Meiji periods from 1868 to 1872. Next to the Tsuwano Catholic Church is the Otome Pass Exhibition Room with exhibits on the persecution. The nearest station is Tsuwano Station.

    I was here last January 15, 2020. I took the shinkansen from Kokura station to Shin Yamaguchi . Transferred to the Limited Express train Super Oki and reached Tsuwano station an hour after leaving...

  • Otome Toge Maria Seido
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    Shimane Pref. Kanoashiguntsuwanochou Ushiroda Otometoge
    This is a small Christian church, built in the land of Christian martyrdom Otome Pass. In the first year of the Meiji era (1868) when Christianity was forbidden, 153 Christians from Nagasaki Urakami were imprisoned in Korin Temple at Otome Pass. Following cruel torturing to renounce their religion, 36 martyrs had emerged by 1870, and it is said that the Virgin Mary descended to give encouragement to her believers. The eight stained glass windows in the church show the state of martyrdom at the time. A special mass is held on May 3rd as part of the “Otome Pass Festival” to remember these martyrs.
  • Izumotaishasaigobunin
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    Shimane Pref. Okigunokinoshimachou Nakamachi Menukinoyon 44-1

    地元のかたに案内していただいた由緒正しい神社。島のひとから信仰されている。前は湾になっていてたくさんの船が停泊。

  • Rissho Koseikai Matsue Church
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    Shimane Matsue-shi Higashiasahimachi Miya no Oki 152-2
  • Emmanuel Matsue Christ Church
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    Shimane Matsue-shi Higashitsudacho 556
  • SDA Matsue Christ Church
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    Shimane Matsue-shi Higashitsudacho 1463-4
  • Sion Senkyodan Matsue Fukuin Church
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    Shimane Pref. Matsueshi Higashiasahimachi 206-4
  • United Church of Christ in Japan Aika Church
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    Shimane Matsue-shi Ogakicho 1766-8
  • United Church of Christ in Japan Matsue Church
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    Shimane Matsue-shi Uchinakabaracho 233-16
  • Nipponkiyoshikokai Matsue Kirisuto Church
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    Shimane Pref. Matsueshi Tonomachi 273
  • United Church of Christ in Japan Matsue Koshibara Church
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    Shimane Matsue-shi Koshibara 5-2-31
  • Matsue Catholic Church
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    Shimane Matsue-shi Horomachi 47
  • Shukyohojin Matsue Nazaren Church
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    Shimane Pref. Matsueshi Higashiasahimachi 93
  • Matsue Nippon Christ Kai
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    Shimane Pref. Matsueshi Nishitsuda 8-19-6
  • Matsue Higashi Christ Church
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    Shimane Matsue-shi Gakuen 1-16-8
  • Matsue Lutheran Church
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    Shimane Matsue-shi Sotonakabaracho 117
  • Matujituseito Jesus Christ Church Matsue word
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    Shimane Pref. Matsueshi Nishitsuda 7-15-24
  • Ennokyoyomeshima Church
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    Shimane Pref. Matsueshi Yomeshimachou 10-22
  • Shukyohojintenakiraenosamekyo
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    Shimane Pref. Matsueshi Kitatamachi 49-13
  • Seichonoie Matsue Training hall
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    Shimane Pref. Matsueshi Kurodachou 611-5

Shimane Areas

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What Shimane prefecture lacks in size and population, it makes up for in scenery and ancient mythology. Izumo-taisha, in the middle of the prefecture, is said to be Japan’s oldest Shinto shrine, where stories that delve into the creation of the Japanese race have been passed down over centuries. The 180 Oki Islands, a 40-minute ferry ride north of Sakaiminato, offer an undiscovered paradise well off the beaten track.

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