A stark difference from the light filled Mizunoura Church, the Old Gorin Church is a humble, wooden building. Originally from Hisaka Island, the church was built in 1881 and moved to the seashore in 1931. Old Gorin Church is one of the first wooden churches to be built in Japan and served as architectural inspiration for later built churches. The design is a combination of a traditional Japanese house and Gothic architecture. The church sports the basic necessities, from the Gothic vaulted ceiling to the intricate window design, all made from wood. The Old Gorin Church is accessible by a drive along the coast, however, visitors will have to park farther away and walk to the church.
Old Gorin Church