If you are in Tokyo for the holidays, consider attending one of the many beautiful Tokyo English Christmas Church Services. We have listed seven churches in Tokyo, and a handful in Yokohama, Kyoto and Osaka. Some of my best memories of a child are attending services. Even if you are unable to frequent church during the year make your Christmas even more special with family and friends and visit this Christmas to remember and worship!
Tokyo English Christmas Church Services 2016
1. Franciscan Chapel Center (Roppongi, Tokyo)
Services in English: Christmas Eve: 16:30 Mass of the Vigil of Christmas; 20:15 Lessons and Carols; 21:00 Mass. Christmas Day: 8:00 Mass of Dawn; 12:00 Mass of the Day; 19:00 Mass of the Day.
Address: 4-2-37 Roppongi, Minato-ku
Access: 2 min walk from Roppongi Subway Station
2. St. Alban’s Anglican Episcopal Church (Shiba Koen, Tokyo)
Services in English: Christmas Eve 17:00 Family Eucharist; 19:00 & 22:00 Holy Eucharist; Christmas Day 8:00 and 10:30 Holy Eucharist.
Address: 3-6-25 Shiba Koen Minato-ku
Access: 5 min walk from Kamiyacho Subway Station
3. St. Ignatius Catholic Church (Yotsuya, Tokyo)
Services in English: Christmas Eve 22:30 Mass; Christmas Day 12:00 noon Mass.
Address: Koujimachi 6-5-1, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Access: 1 minute walk from Yotsuya Station (Beside Sophia University on the JR Chuo Line／Subway: Marunouchi and Namboku Lines).
4. St. Paul International Lutheran Church (Fujimi, Tokyo)
Services in English: Christmas Eve 19:00 Christmas Carols and Candlelight Worship; Christmas Day 9:30 Holy Communion Worship
Address: 1-2-32 Fujimi, Chiyoda, Tokyo
Access: 5-10 min walk from Idabashi and Kudanshita stations
5. Tokyo Union Church (Omotesando, Tokyo)
Services in English: Christmas Eve 16:00 Children’s Service, 18:00 Candlelight Worship Service, 20:00 Candlelight Worship Service with Holy Communion; Christmas Day 8:30 and 11:00 Worship Service
Address: 5-7-7 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Access: 3 minute walk from Omotesando station
6. Tokyo Baptist Church (Shibuya, Tokyo)
Services in English: Christmas Eve 17:00 and 19:00; Christmas Day 9:00, 11:00 13:30 and 17:30.
Address: 9-2 Hachiyama-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Access: 5 min walk from Daikanyama Station on the Tokyu Toyoko Line
7. Tokyo Lutheran Church (Shinjuku, Tokyo)
Services in English: 20:30 Christmas Eve Candle Service in English; 10:30 Christmas Day English Service
Address: 1-14-14 Ookubo Shinjuku, Tokyo
Access: 5 Minutes walk from Shin-Okubo Station. 7 minutes Okubo Station or 10 minutes Higashi-Shinjuku Station.
8. PAZ Church (Omotesando, Tokyo) – Iinternational, bilingual (English/Japanese) church group run by missionaries will have a service in Omotesando with the presence of a Gospel Choir.
Bilingual service in English and Japanese with the presence of Tama-Love Gospel Choir: Christmas Day, 14:30
Address: Ivy Hall, 2F ミルトス Room
Phone: 044-935-6241 / 080-4440-4041
Access: 8 minute walk from Omotesando Station. Near Aoyama University.
Yokohama English Christmas Church Services 2016
9. Yokohama Christ Church (Naka-ku, Yokohama)
Services in English: Christmas Eve 23:30 Carols & Midnight Mass; Christmas Day 9:30 English Eucharist for Christmas Day
Address: 235 Yamate-cho, Naka-ku, Yokohama
Access: 5 min walk from the Station Motomachi-chukagai on the Minato-mirai line
10. Sacred Heart Cathedral (Naka-ku, Yokohama)
Services in English: Christmas Eve Mass 22:00; Christmas Day Mass 9:30am.
Address: 44 Yamate-cho, Naka-ku, Yokohama
Access: 5 min walk from JR Ishikawacho Station
11. Yokohama International Baptist Church offers a Christmas cantata by its adult choir. Ministries in English, German, Tagalog, Korean and Japanese.
Services in English: Christmas Eve Mass 18:00; Christmas Day Mass 9:30 and 12:00 noon.
Address: 60 Nakaodai, Naka-ku, Yokohama
Access: Near JR Yamate Station. Please see church map.
12. Osaka International Church
Services in English: Christmas Eve 22:30, Christmas Day 9:30am
Address: Osaka Christian Center #407 2-26-47 Tamatsukuri, Chuo-ku, Osaka
Access: near JR Tamatsukuri Station
Services in English: Christmas Eve Candlelight worship 19:00, Christmas Day 17:00
Address: 38 Nishiishigatsubo-cho, Nishishichijo, Shimogyo-ky, Kyoto
Access: 15 minutes by bus from Kyoto Central Station (West side)
Tokyo English Christmas Church Services 2016
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