While the commercial side of Christmas is well and truly appreciated in Japan, with banners adorning every shop window and promotions left, right and center, the spiritual side can be somewhat lost. If for the sake of religion, tradition, curiosity or community, you want to have a more Christian Christmas, there are a number of churches and centers across Fukuoka which will cater to your needs. Fukuoka Now has rounded up a few of the local spots offering Christmas mass, read on for more info!
The list is ordered by date.
Fukuoka Bible Church
12/10 (Sun.) – Children’s Christmas party: 14:00
12/24 (Sun.) – 4th Sunday of Advent worship: 10:30, Christmas party: 12:00
12/17 (Sun.) – Christmas production 11:00, 13:30, 16:00
12/24 (Sun.) – Christmas eve services 11:00, 13:30
Chikushino Futsukaichi Catholic Church
12/23 (Sat.) – Family Christmas service: 14:00~
12/24 (Sun.) – Christmas service: 11:00~, Agape feast: 12:40~, Christmas Eve service: 19:00~
Akasaka Chapelle Des Anges
12/24 (Sun.) – Candle night & Christmas service: 18:15~
Catholic Daimyo-machi Church
12/24 (Sun.) – Nativity masses: 18:30, 21:00 (Bishop Church Service), 23:30
12/25 (Mon.) – Nativity masses: 10:00, 15:00 (Nokonoshima Island), 16:00 (English mass)
Hakata New Life Church (Japan Assemblies of God)
12/24 (Sun.) – Christmas service: 10:30
Hotel Nikko Fukuoka
Chapel Priere Christmas Candle Service 2017 (A Baroque Music Worship Christmas)
12/23 (Sat.) ~ 12/25 (Mon.): 18:45~
Adult: ¥4,000, student (4 y.o. and over): ¥2,000
Meinohama Baptist Church
12/24 (Sun.) – Sunday mass: 11:00, Christmas service: 19:00
Seinan Gakuin Baptist Church
12/24 (Sun.) – Christmas service: 10:30, Christmas worship: 19:00
Updated in Dec. 2017.
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NOTE: The information presented here was gathered and summarized by the Fukuoka Now staff. While we have done our best to check for accuracy, there might be errors and details may have changed. If you notice any errors or changes, please contact us. This report was originally written in November 2016.