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Tsuwano Catholic Church (津和野カトリック教会)

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.


Shimane Pref. Kanoashiguntsuwanochou Ushiroda B 66 - 7 (Masuda / TsuwanoArea)

phone 0856720251


Review of Tsuwano Catholic Church

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Reviewed:2020/01/27 A Catholic church in Tsuwano
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...
Reviewed:2019/12/26 Day visit with my mother
This is a unique chapel. Tatami mats instead of pews.
Since there are not hoards of tourists, one can enter to meditate and pray in peace.
There are a little shop with religious objects and no...
Reviewed:2018/07/08 not much special
just walk around & take some picture as not much special of this church but outlook is still beautiful

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Shimane Pref. Kanoashiguntsuwanochou Ushiroda B 66 - 7 [map]
Masuda / TsuwanoArea
open everyday
[Visit fee] Free
Parking Lot
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