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.
The list is ordered by date.
12/12 (Sun.) Christmas service: 11:00~ (English, Japanese)
12/19 (Sun.) Christmas carol service: 11:00~ (English, Japanese)
*Both can be viewed online. For those who wish to attend the service on site, advance registration is required.
Momochi Symphony Church
12/19 (Sun.) Christmas Sunday Worship Service: 10:30~12:00 (English, Japanese)
Hakata New Life Church
12/19 (Sun.) Christmas service: 10:30~12:00 (Japanese, English)
Seinan Gakuin Baptist Church
12/19 (Sun.) Christmas service: 10:30~11:30, 13:30~14:30 (Japanese)
12/24 (Fri.) Christmas Eve worship service: 19:00~20:00 (Japanese)
Fukuoka Bible Church
12/19 (Sun.) Christmas service: 10:30~11:40 (Japanese)
12/24 (Fri.) Christmas Eve service : 19:30~20:30 (Japanese)
Meinohama Baptist Church
12/19 (Sun.) Christmas service: 11:00~12:30 (Japanese)
12/24 (Fri.) Christmas Eve service: 19:00~ (Japanese)
Chikushino Futsukaichi Baptist Church
12/24 (Fri.) Christmas Eve service: 19:00~20:00
*The Christmas Eve service can be viewed online only. For those who wish to watch them, advance registration is required.
Fukuoka Kego Church
12/24 (Fri.) Christmas service: 19:00~20:00 (Japanese)
Updated in Dec. 2021.
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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.