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.
Note: due to the spread of the new coronavirus, event details may change suddenly. Please check the organizer’s official online site before making plans or heading out.
The list is ordered by date.
Fukuoka Bible Church
12/20 (Sun.) Christmas service: 10:30~
12/24 (Thu.) Christmas Eve service : 19:30~
Momochi Symphony Church
12/20 (Sun.) Christmas Sunday Worship Service: 10:30~12:00 (English / Japanese)
Seinan Gakuin Baptist Church
12/20 (Sun.) Christmas service: 10:30~11:30, 13:30~14:30
12/24 (Thu.) Christmas Eve worship service: 19:00~20:00
Meinohama Baptist Church
12/20 (Sun.) Christmas service: 11:00~12:30
12/24 (Thu.) Christmas Eve service: 18:00~
Chikushino Futsukaichi Baptist Church
12/20 (Sun.) Christmas service
12/24 (Thu.) Christmas Eve service: 19:00~20:00
Catholic Josuidori Church
12/24 (Thu.) Christmas service: to be announced
Updated in Nov. 2020.
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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.