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Xavier Memorial Church
# 4   of 5 most visited
sights in Yamaguchi

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In 1551, nine years after the arrival of the first Europeans in Japan, the Jesuit missionary Francis Xavier, undertook a mission to Kyoto. On his way, he spent half a year in Yamaguchi, a city he favored over the war torn capital of Kyoto.

To commemorate Xavier's visit to Yamaguchi, the Xavier Memorial Church was built in 1952. It burnt down and was reconstructed in the early 1990s.

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How to get there
The Xavier Memorial Church stands about 1.5 kilometers northwest of Yamaguchi Station.

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Hours and Fees
Hours:9:00 to 17:00
Closed:No closing days
Admission:Free

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English Links
Xavier Memorial Church
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Japanese Links
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