A church that carries the legacy of its former parishioners
The sole remaining church on Nozaki island is located in the former Nokubi village. The small red brick church stands atop a hill, watching over the remains of the settlement. Together with Funamori in the south, Nokubi was once home to devout Christians. The parishioners, 17 families in all, willingly embraced hardships and came together to raise funds for the construction of the church that would carry their legacy for generations.
In 2018, “Remains of Villages on Nozaki Island” was listed as a part of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Nozaki is also a part of the Important Cultural Landscape of the Ojika Islands, selected in 2011 by the Japanese government.
-No photos inside the church.
-Please take off your shoes before you enter the church.
-Please make sure to inform the tourism office about your visit. The church might be closed otherwise.
Ojika Island Tourism
TYPE PLACE OF INTEREST
HOURS 9 AM～2 PM
※Please make sure to inform the tourism office about your visit. The church might be closed otherwise.