Churches in Japan

As part of our mission, we want to connect Christian JETs to churches in Japan wherever they live. If you are new and looking for a church, find the region where you live and see if there’s one near you! We are currently in the early stages of compiling this database, so we appreciate your patience as we continue to build it.

Do you already attend a church in Japan that is not on this list? Please tell us about it by filling out our Church Information Form.

Hokkaido

Chuwa Bible Baptist

Chuwa Bible Baptist Church

Baptist World Mission


Services: Sunday; 10:30AM (Japanese), 7PM (English)
Bible Studies: Contact the church for info
Contact: Website
Location: Chuwa 4 jo, 1 chome 1-23, Asahikawa

Our church is a traditional fundamental Baptist church, located in the city of Asahikawa on Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido.


Tohoku

Kita Akita Christ Church

Kita Akita Christ Church

Lutheran Brethren


Services: Sunday; 4:00PM (Japanese)
Contact: Rebecca Chen
Location: Hirasakikawatonuma Wakigami, Kitaakita-shi, Akita-ken 018-3454

Kita Akita Christ Church was begun by missionaries over 15 years ago. Although the congregation is small in number, the members are big in faith! Despite a lack of English services, all are welcome to attend service at 4PM. Tea time and refreshments will always follow afterwards at 5PM.


Kanto

Ota Bible Baptist Church

Ota Bible Baptist Church

Baptist


Services: Sunday; 10:30AM (English & Japanese)
Contact:
Location: 1175 Iida-cho, Ota-shi, Gunma-ken

Services are conducted in Japanese, but English translation is available for the sermon.


Chubu

Bunkyou Gospel Center

Bunkyou Gospel Center

Pentecostal


Services: Sunday; 10:30AM (Japanese & English)
Bible Studies: Monday; 7:00PM (English)
Contact: Website
Location: 2 Chome-25-22 Tawara, Fukui-shi, Fukui-ken

This church was founded by Norwegian missionaries a long time ago, and is now a very international church. Though it is technically Pentecostal in denomination, it is a little bit more subdued than Pentecostal churches in the US. Most of the music is Japanese praise hymns, but there is romaji available so anyone can sing along. Messages are sometimes given in English and sometimes in Japanese, but there there is always an interpreter providing the other language alongside the speaker. Church usually ends around noon. Sometimes after the service, lunch is provided for everyone for 200 yen or 300 yen. It is a great chance to get to fellowship with other church members. Most members are Japanese, but there are many ALTs, Filipinos, and English speakers in general. The great thing about this church is that you won’t feel isolated or left out because of your language. There is an English Bible study group on Monday night called English Fellowship. We also have an English Cafe ministry every other Friday night.


Nagoya International Baptist Church

Nagoya International Baptist Church

Independent Baptist


Services: Sunday; 2:30PM (English)
Contact: Website
Location: 5-115 Tsuchihara, Tempaku-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi-ken

NIBC is a church for native-level English speakers. Attenders include people from the US, Canada, the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, and often visitors from other countries. We have a fellowship time following each service. There are also services for Japanese speakers at 11:00AM on Sundays in the same building (Calvary Baptist Church).


The Sakahogi Church

The Sakahogi Church

Independent Baptist


Services: Sunday; 10:30AM (Filipino), 2:30PM (English)
Contact: Website
Location: 920-3 Torikumi, Sakahogi-cho, Kamo-gun, Gifu-ken

The Sakahogi Church is a family of churches meeting at one location. We also have Japanese services in Asakura, Seki and an offsite Filipino church in Kani.


Shinshu Community Church

Shinshu Community Church

Non-Denominational


Services: Sunday; 10:30AM in Miyota, 2:00PM in Ueda (Japanese & English)
Contact: Website, Phone
Location: Miyota, Ueda Santo Museum

Services are held at Ueda Santo Muze on the first and third Sunday every month. Otherwise, services are held in Miyota. For details, please contact pastor Nagashima.


Kansai

Minoh Fukuin Church

Minoh Fukuin Church

Evangelical


Services: Sunday; 10:30AM (Japanese)
Bible Studies: Tuesday; 4:00PM (Japanese & English)
Contact: Website
Location: 24-38 1-chome Kayano, Minoh-shi, Osaka-fu

This is an evangelical revival church in Japan. We go on trips to Nara Lifesong Church and have camps there every few months.


Minoh International Church

Minoh International Church

Protestant


Services: Sunday; 10:30AM (Japanese & English)
Bible Studies: Monday; 8:30PM (Japanese & English)
Contact: Website
Location: 3F 3-1-1 Aogein, Minoh-shi, Osaka-fu

We’re an international, inter-denominational Christian (Protestant) church with services in English and Japanese.


Osaka Center SDA

Osaka Center SDA

Seventh Day Adventist


Services: Saturday; 11:00AM (English)
Bible Studies: Saturday; 10:00AM (English)
Contact: Website
Location: 2-2-10 Tenma, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka-fu

Osaka Center SDA has a small English-speaking community that puts together Sabbath School lessons every Saturday at 10AM and English services at 11AM on the 1st floor. Visitors are also welcome to join us for lunch after the service on the 4th floor!


Osaka International Church

Osaka International Church

Interdenominational Protestant


Services: Sunday; 10:00AM (English & Japanese)
Bible Studies: Wednesday; 7:30PM (English & Japanese)
Contact: Website
Location: 2-26-47 Tamatsukuri, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka-fu


Senri Newtown Baptist Church

Senri Newtown Baptist Church

Baptist


Services: Sunday, 8:30AM 10:50AM 4:00PM (Japanese)
Bible Studies: Sunday, 10AM (Japanese)
Contact: Website
Location: 3-11-32 Imamiya, Mino, Osaka


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Kyushu

Cross Culture International Fellowship

Cross Culture International Fellowship

Non-Denominational


Services: Sunday; 10:30AM (English & Japanese)
Bible Studies: Wednesday; 7:30PM (English & Japanese)
Contact: Website, Facebook, Nichole Ehlers
Location: 12-7 Uearata-cho, Kagoshima-shi, Kagoshima-ken

A tight-knit church community with congregants from all over the world, speaking a myriad of languages, and simply connected by faith.


Koza Baptist Church

Koza Baptist Church

Baptist


Services: Saturday; 6:00PM Main campus, Sunday; 9:00AM Main campus, 10:45AM Main & 2nd campus (all English & Japanese)
Bible Studies: Contact the church for info
Contact: Website
Location: Okinawa Main campus, Kin 2nd campus

Koza primarily serves the military community on Okinawa. It’s the oldest and largest church on Okinawa. They provide small groups, outreach ministries, and other ministries (like marriage/parenting conferences, children’s ministry, etc.). Services are conducted in English, but Japanese translation is available.