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Saturday, December 25, 2010

Tabira Church Hirado


Across the bridge from Hirado Island in Nagasaki is the large Tabira Church, which is also known as Setoyama Church.

Tabira Church Hirado Kyushu

Two years in construction, the red brick Tabira Church was designed by Tetsukawa Yosuke and completed in 1917.

The church is known for its wonderful views of the Hirado Strait and its fine stained-glass windows.

Masses are held on Saturdays at 7pm and on Sundays at 6am (except 1st Sunday of the month) and 9am.

Other things to see on Hirado are the William Adam's Memorial, the English Factory the Matsuura Historical Museum.

Tabira Church Hirado graveyard

Tabira Church
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