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Nice little church with japanese influence

Its the first time I have seen a church with Tatami mats instead of pews. The church is small but... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2017
Catholic church with Japanese twist

We have seen many, many churches in UK, Europe and USA and by these standards the church wasn't... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2016
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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Jul 8, 2018
“not much special”
Aug 23, 2017
“Mostly of historic significance”
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66-7 Ushiroda, Tsuwano-cho, Kanoashi-gun 699-5605, Shimane Prefecture
+81 856-72-0251
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Reviewed 8 July 2018

just walk around & take some picture as not much special of this church but outlook is still beautiful

Thank iamface
Reviewed 23 August 2017

The Catholic Church is modest-sized. It is attractive inside, but not breathtaking. You're almost certain to be walking by anyway so it's worth a stop. Not worth making a special trip.

Thank GVancouver
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Its the first time I have seen a church with Tatami mats instead of pews. The church is small but lovely, with a couple of nice windows.

Thank nathalieyes
Reviewed 3 April 2016

We have seen many, many churches in UK, Europe and USA and by these standards the church wasn't anything special, but to find such a church on the main street of a small town in rural Japan made it something special. Matting on the floor...More

Thank paul6111
Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

After returning from Taikodaniinari, I walked around the town and went to visit this church. It was empty and I took off my shoes and entered the church. It was Holy Friday, so I sat on that tatami floor and contemplated the altar, the stained...More

Thank Rick28200
Reviewed 28 June 2015

The church is right on main street of a little town called Tswano. The church is very small but instead of having pews, they had tatami mats. I thought that it was interesting how they used the Japanese culture into their church. The church does...More

Thank Mori H
Reviewed 9 June 2015

Along the main street of Tsuwano Town where all other buildings are of traditional Japanese style, you’ll find this small Tsuwano Catholic Church in a very traditional Western Gothic style. This unusual presence of a Christian church in Tsuwano came from a sad history of...More

Thank Chuzaa
Reviewed 22 March 2015

This is a very small church with nothing outstanding about it. When I was there it's yard was being used as a daycare center. This little Japanese kid just kept staring at us through the iron barred fence like he was in sad to be...More

Thank Redflyer99
Reviewed 11 January 2014

Quite the rarity to find such a church in small rural part of Japan. Even more surprising is its interior. It's a perfect example of east meets west, where the you can find the usual Catholic church setup, but with traditional tatami mats for flooring....More

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