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Catholic Noboricho Church, Memorial Cathedral for World Peace

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Memorial Cathedral of World Peace 世界平和記念聖堂

Not exactly a tourist must-visit place but we still plan for this which is within walking distance... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2017
Modern Cathedral - Memorial for World Peace

The church is one of the largest in Asia. The cathedral documents Christianity in Japan... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
Mike N
New York City, New York
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4-42 Noboricho, Naka-ku, Hiroshima 730-0016, Hiroshima Prefecture
+81 82-221-0621
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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

Cathedral not a must see, does have significance to it being one of the largest in Asia, but seeing cathedrals around the world this is very underwhelming its about a 10 minutes walk from centre of Hiroshima.

Thank Jason S
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Not exactly a tourist must-visit place but we still plan for this which is within walking distance from the Hotel we stayed at Jonan Dori. This huge cathedral is presently under renovation and partially covered hence we encountered some difficulty locating it, after crossing the...More

1  Thank J&S_Singapore
Reviewed 3 October 2017

The church is one of the largest in Asia. The cathedral documents Christianity in Japan - Hiroshima and Nagasaki having the largest Christian populations in Japan in 1945. It's currently be restored.

1  Thank Mike N
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

The cathedral is currently under renovations ( sept 2017). As this is one of the largest cathedrals in asia, it's worth a visit to experience the unique Asian version of Christianity. The building is dull enough with stunning aspects to make you ask why it's...More

Thank Luc H
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

Tried going there for 7.30 am mass but it was under renovation. There was mass in Japanese when we got there, but from the poster, mass in English is only available at 2.30 pm.

1  Thank Joyce A
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

This huge cathedral (one of the largest Catholic churches in Asia) is worth visiting for its profound meaning, rather than its looks - which is bare and downright ugly! Father Hugo Lassalle was a German priest working at a church where the cathedral now stands,...More

3  Thank Lam N
Reviewed 23 June 2016

Officer Watanabe escorted me here..I love old buildings so this was a must see for me..when I got here, I thought it was a school because I saw so many kids about the age I teach running around..Turns out that they were on a school...More

Thank Marta E
Reviewed 29 March 2016

We have sought and found a particular church on Easter Monday. But I am really sorry about the old fashioned vocabulary in the german flyer. More than 25 years after the reunification of Germany it sounds like during the Cold war still reading, West/West and...More

Thank Hanna U
Reviewed 27 February 2016

When I take school groups to Hiroshima we always go to Mass here - we are always warmly welcomed. Well worth the visit if you have the time to look inside - a fairly easy walk from Hiroshima Station.

Thank wakaranaihito
Reviewed 8 January 2016

As I was in Hiroshima over Christmas, I attended the mass on Christmas Day. The service was lovely and everyone was welcoming and friendly. They gave us miso soup in the courtyard afterwards. It was rebuilt after the A-Bomb, so it was a bit sterile;...More

Thank CM K
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