5 Churches in Tokyo to Attend for Sunday Service

Oct 3, 2017


5 churches in Tokyo to attend Sunday services

If you are Christian and living or travelling in Japan, do you have somewhere to go for Sunday service? A majority of Japanese are atheists, so it may be difficult to actually find a church at which to attend mass.

It is said that Christians in Japan make up only about 1 % of the population. In addition, many Japanese visit shrines or temples only on New Year’s Day or for sightseeing. There are historically many shrines and temples in Japan, and it is especially exciting to visit Kyoto or Nara for these visits. But if you go to church every Sunday, I am sure you want to attend a true Sunday service even during your time in Japan.

 

There are many historical churches in Yokohama, Hakodate, Nagasaki, and so on, so when you go sightseeing in such areas you may find churches popular for their architecture and art.

Unfortunately, when you go to attend Sunday service near your hotel in Tokyo, I places may turn out to be much harder to find.

 

Below I introduce 5 churches in Tokyo. I hope the following will help you to pursue your faith even while you are in Japan.

 

Ginza Church

If you are planning on going shopping around Ginza, you can stop by Ginza Church. This is a Methodist church. Every Sunday you can join the morning service. If you cannot go there in the morning, this church offers an evening service as well.

One feature of this church is a noon service held Monday through Saturday. If Japanese or foreign Christians want to go to church and they only have lunch time available for prayer, they can go on their lunch break! Similarly if you end up sightseeing on Sunday, you can attend this service on another day of the week.

Ginza is such a famous area for shopping that you might be surprised at this church. There are a lot of English classes held here as well.

5 churches in Tokyo to attend Sunday services

(source: http://www.enjoytokyo.jp/life/spot/l_00030804/)

4-2-1 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, 104-0061

TEL 03-3561-0236

 

*5 mins. walk from Chuo Exit of JR Yurakucho Sta.

*nearby C6 or C8 Exit at Ginza Sta., Tokyo Metro Ginza Line

*2 mins. walk from Exit 4 at Ginza icchome Sta., Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line

 

 

The nearest inexpensive hotel

Ginza Bellevue hotel

6-4-14 Ginza, Chuo-ku Tokyo, 113-0033

TEL 03-3289-0002

 

 

St. Francis Xavier Church

Are you a Catholic? If so, I recommend St. Francis Xavier Church in Kanda. This church has brilliant stained glass windows. They are a must-see and of course they make the mass on Sunday so eloquent. This church is also a registered Tangible Cultural Property.

If you cannot make it on Sunday, you can attend mass on Friday as well.

5 churches in Tokyo to attend Sunday services

(source:http://www.catholickandachurch.org/about/church/stainedglass-2)

1-1-12, Nishi-kanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 101-0065

TEL 03-3291-0861

 

*7 mins. walk from East Exit at JR Suido-bashi Sta.

*8 mins. walk from A1 Exit at Suido-bashi Sta., Mita Line

*7 mins. walk from A5 Exit at Jimbo-cho Sta.,  Hanzo-mon Line/ Mita Line/ Shinjuku Line

 

The nearest inexpensive hotel

ASIAN YOUTH CENTER (YMCA Hotel)

2-5-5 Sarugaku-Cho, Chiyoda-ku, 101-0064

TEL 03-3233-0611

 

 

Tokyo Lutheran Church

As the name implies, this is a Lutheran church. You can attend the English service every Sunday morning.

This area (Shin-okubo) is known as Tokyo’s Korea Town. If you are Korean or interested in Korean food and culture, why don’t you head over to this church? After the service, you can have lunch at a Korean restaurant!

5 churches in Tokyo to attend Sunday services

(source: http://www.jelc-higashi.org/introduction/church/tokyo.html)

 

1-14-14 Okubo, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 153-0061

TEL 03-3209-5702

 

*5 mins. walk from JR Shin-okubo Sta.

 

 

The nearest inexpensive hotel

CITY HOTEL GOLD

1-16-25 Shin-okubo, Shinjuku-ku Tokyo, 169-0072

TEL 03-3209-4868

 

 

Hongo Central Church

This is a Methodist church and a registered Tangible Cultural Property. The building is Gothic-style and standout-white, so you will be able to find this church quickly. As soon as you enter the chapel, a classic organ catches your eye. Singing out praise to the Lord alongside this special organ may be your finest memory in Japan.

5 churches in Tokyo to attend Sunday services

(source: http://hongochuo.org/organ/)

3-37-9, Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, 113-0033

TEL 03-3811-3500

 

*3 mins. walk from Hongo- san-chome Sta., Oedo Line

*5 mins. walk from Hongo- san-chome Sta., on Marunouchi Line

 

 

The nearest inexpensive hotel

HOTEL KIZANKAN

4-37-20, Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, 113-0033

TEL 03-3812-1211

 

 

Keisen Baptist Church

This is a Baptist church in Meguro-ku. After the morning service, there is the Bible study class to share the Word among friends.

On Sunday you can attend the morning service, or alternatively on Saturday, this church offers an evening service.

5 churches in Tokyo to attend Sunday services

(source: http://www.keisen-baptist.jp/38598202502669620869.html)

3-13-29 Naka-meguro, Meguro, Tokyo, 153-0061

TEL 03-3713-1624

 

*10 mins. walk from Nakameguro Sta., Tokyu Toyoko Line

*10 mins. walk from Yuten-ji Sta., Tokyu Toyoko Line

 

The nearest inexpensive hotel

TOKYU STAY MEGURO-YUTENJI

2-15-7, Yutenji, Meguro-ku, Tokyo, 153-0052

TEL 03-5721-1109

 

 

 

Otsukino Kinoko / Japan

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