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Matsugamine Catholic Church (カトリック松が峰教会)

This church is located in Utsunomiya City, Tochigi Prefecture. Built from Oya-ishi stone, the church is known as being one of the largest Romanesque buildings still in existence. It has also been chosen as a national Registered Tangible Cultural Property by the Japanese government. Visitors can tour the church and its grounds. The church is not just visited by many tourists; it is also used as a venue for weddings and other events by locals.


Tochigi Pref. Utsunomiyashi Matsugamine 1-1-5 (Utsunomiya / Sakura / KanumaArea)

phone 0286350405

* Reservation required for group tours

Review of Matsugamine Catholic Church

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Reviewed:2019/08/12 Oya stone construction
This church is built with stones from the Oya Quarry. Othere than its stones relevance, the church is just like any other modern churches.

The church is within a short walking distance from Tobu...
Reviewed:2018/08/11 Beautiful Romanesque-style Catholic Churich in City Centre Utsunomiya
This beautiful church is probably the only one built with Oya-ishi (locally produced volcanic ash stone with green-greyish colour) in the world and designed by a Swiss architect Max Hinder (1887...
Reviewed:2017/09/16 Built using local oya stone!
This is the only church in the world built using oya stone (only available locally in Utusnomiya). Its a tiny Catholic church and located just near the Tobu Department Store. Worth a visit if you...

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Tochigi Pref. Utsunomiyashi Matsugamine 1-1-5 [map]
Utsunomiya / Sakura / KanumaArea
* Reservation required for group tours
open everyday
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Parking Lot
Available (3spaces, Bus Not available)
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Temporary closure:Currently closed (information as of August 3, 2020)
*Information may be changed, so please be sure to check the official information.
Temporary closure:Closed for the time being (according to 2020/10/26)
* Information may have changed, so please be sure to check the official information.

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


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          Tochigi Areas


          Most visits to Tochigi revolve around Nikko, a small city home to the spectacular, lavishly decorated Toshogu Shrine and Nikko National Park with its mountains, lakes, waterfalls, onsen, and wild monkeys. Neighboring Oku-Nikko is an extension of the fantastic scenery famous for its autumn leaves, while Tochigi’s capital, Utsunomiya, is the only place in the world where you can find oya stone beautifully exhibited in temples and the Oya History Museum.