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Christian Cave Chapel
AddressTonomachi Taketa, Taketa City, Oita Prefecture
ContactTaketa City Commerce, Industry & Tourism Division


Located just behind the Tonomachi Former Samurai Residences, Christian Cave Chapel is one of the rarest in the world. It was created out of a tuff cave, giving it a natural dome interior and five chiseled rooms with windows on the front. The sanctuary of this majestic church seems to have featured some wooden construction, as another adjacent cave evidently served as a dwelling quarter for the resident priest.

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