Sunday, November 10, 2013

St. Francis Xavier Memorial Church Kagoshima


The St. Francis Xavier Memorial Church is the cathedral of Kagoshima and is located in downtown Kagoshima. It was opened in 1999 to mark the 450th anniversary of his arrival in Japan. It replaced an earlier church built to mark the 400th anniversary.


Just across the street is a memorial buiot using stones from an earlier church.


Unusual for japan it has a nice big pipe organ.

My hotel was only 2 minutes away so I was able to revisit late on a sunny afternoon to take advantage of the light streaming in through the stained glass.


I quite enjoy visiting churches in Japan because they are not all that common.

I think this one is my favorite in terms of the interior.


My favorite church exterior would have to be the Xavier Memorial Church in Yamaguchi.


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