Ryotsu Catholic Church

A base for the Catholic Church in Sado with an exotic feel

Christianity is considered to have been brought to Sado first in the Edo Period (1603-1867). Ryotsu Catholic Church was founded by a French Christian missionary, Fr. Drouart De Lezey. It was burnt down once in 1883, but was reconstructed by a missionary, De Noailles, in 1887. The church building was designed by Father Papino, who designed many churches in Japan.

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249 Ryotsu Ebisu, Sado, Niigata 952-0011
Contact Information
Ryotsu Catholic Church:0259-27-2306
Transport Access
Ryotsu Port Approx 5 by car
Nearest bus stop
Fukuura(Honsen (Main Line)) Approx. 3 minutes on foot from bus stop
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