Oldest standing Christian church in Japan is the Oura Catholic Church in Nagasaki Prefecture. It was constructed during the last years of Edo Period in 1864 to grow a community of foreign merchants, who reside in Nagasaki after the end of Japan's era of seclusion.
The church was designed by 2 French priest, Bernard Petitjean and Louis-Theodore Furet but built by Japanese carpenters.
The church is also designated as a National Treasure since 1953.
Feel the oldest Christian church in Japan and find out why it is designated as National Treasure. Don't forget to pray!
Oura Catholic Church can be reached by a 5 minute walk from "Ouratenshudo-shita" tram station on the line number 5.
The church opens at 8:00 to 17:00.
It has no closing days.
Admission fee is 600 Yen.
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