Aomori / Catholic Hirosaki Church

Catholic Hirosaki Church

The Catholic Hirosaki Church is wooden Romanesque structure built by Yokoyama Tsunekichi, the brother of Horie Sakichi. The Gothic altar, made in 1866, was donated by the St. Thomas Church of Amsterdam. The beautiful stained glass windows, donated by Father Carron from Canada, depict Hirosaki scenes such as Mt. Iwaki, apples and Tsugaru-shamisen (a Japanese lute).

Location20 Hyakkoku-machi Koji, Hirosaki City, Aomori Prefecture Google Maps
Openng hoursSummer:7:00am-7:00pm Winter:7:00am-Sunset (Likely to see Stained Glass)
Periods of closureCeremonial occasions
Admission feeFree
Special noticesGuide is available (About 10 mins) Japanese only / reservation required
Mass informationEvery Sunday 9:30am - 10:30am Reservations not necessary
English Guide is NOT available
  1. Take 100-yen Loop Bus (From JR Hirosaki Station)
    Get off at Hirosaki Bunka (Culture) Center
    It'll take about 20 mins. It’ll take about 5 mins on foot from that bus stop.
NotesEnglish brochure is available.
Further informationClick here (Japanese)