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)
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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...
- Shimane Pref. Kanoashiguntsuwanochou Ushiroda B 66 - 7 [map]
- Masuda / TsuwanoArea
- open everyday
- [Visit fee] Free
- Parking Lot
- Not available
Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN
- On foot aboutminutes
- about m
- Route from this Station Route from this Bus Stop Route from this IC Route from this Parking
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