CHUBU Nunoike Catholic Church Japanese Name: カトリック布池教会大聖堂

Designated as the head cathedral of the Nagoya diocese in 1962 after Shuzeicho Church became too small, the church has functioned as the central Catholic church in the Tokai Hokuriku region (Aichi, Gifu, Fukui, Ishikawa, and Toyama Prefectures).


The church celebrated the 50th anniversary of its dedication in March 2012, and has become a popular landmark in the area.


Fifty years after the dedication of the church, masses continue to be conducted everyday, and while adopting a modern architectural approach, the church has maintained the features of the traditional church architecture; the building has also been praised for passing current earthquake resistance standards.


Designated as an important building of the Nagoya City landscape in 1992, the building was registered as a tangible cultural property building in 2015.


Operating Hours

7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Please refrain from visiting during mass and other ceremonies.


Schedule of Mass

Weekdays at 7:00 a.m.

Concerning at 6:00 p.m.

Every Saturday at 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Japanese masses every Sunday at 7:00 a.m. and 9:30 am.

Note that the English masses are on the first and fourth Sundays, Tagalog masses are on the second and fifth Sundays, and Japanese masses are on the third Sundays.

The chief priests are Toyohiko Hirata and Tadao Hirasawa.



Take the Shiden “Jyuji-gai” train station, then walk for 10 minutes going to the church.

Address: 1-12-23 Aoi, Higashi Area, Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture



Contact Details

Email address:

Phone Number: +81-52-935-6305

FAX: +81-52-932-8190