Regular prayers in Japan

In many parts of Japan, people gather regularly to pray with the songs of Taizé. These prayers are also the places where the young people who have visited Taizé and the ones planning to visit Taizé could meet. The following is the list of some of these prayers. There are other meetings which are not in the list.
Further information could be obtained from Taizé.
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You could find the dates and places of all the meetings in Japan at the following site as well.


Monthly prayer meeting is held at Hakkakudo, an Anglican chapel of the diocesan office.
The first Saturday of the month at 6pm
At Hakkakudo: 5-1-12, Kita 15 Jo, Kitaku-Ku, SAPPORO

Contact: The Diocesan Office of Hokkaido Diocese
Tel: 011-7178181

Yonekawa (Caritas Yonekawa Base)

Caritas Yonekawa Base, the base supporting the victims of Great East Japan Earthquake in Minami-Sanriku area, holds the regular morning prayer with the songs of Taizé.
Place: Yonekawa aza machiura 84,
Towa-cho, Tome-shi Miyagi-ken
Time: Mon-Sat 6:30 6:45am
Contact: Caritas Yonekawa Base


Every two to three month, a prayer meeting takes place at one of Catholic, Protestant and Anglican churches in Sendai.
Contact: Preparation team for Meditation and Prayer in Sendai
TEL022-222-0990(Emmaus: Tohoku Diocese Center of United Church of Christ in Japan)

Tokyo area

Nearly twenty parishes and religious communities hold the regular prayers.

The followings are the prayers at Yotsuya.
St Ignatius (Yotsuya)
7pm: The first Friday of every odd month
The Sisters of Infant Jesus (Yotsuya)
7pm: The second Friday of every even month
(The dates may change. Please inquire for the latest information.)

The details of all other prayers at various parishes and religious communities in Tokyo area could be found at the following website.

Contact: Isao Uematsu:
ui2001 nifty.com
Tel/Fax: 03-3997-7178


An Anglican church holds the regular prayers.
Contact: Ushijima: atsuko.ushijima gmail.com


The regular prayers take place at one of Catholic, Anglican and Lutheran churches.
Contact: Preparation team for the meditation and prayer in Kyoto.

Kansai area

The regular prayers take place at one of Catholic and the United Chruch of Christ in Japan.
Contact: Toshimichi Kimura tosh.kimura nifty.com
Tel/Fax: 06-6868-1269
Mobile : 090-2194-5277

Kwansei Gakuin University

  • October 19, 2017, Thursday, 18:30-20:00
  • January 11, 2018, Thursday, 18:30-20:00
  • The Lambuth Memorial Chapel, Nishinomiya-uegahara Campus, Kwansei Gakuin University [https://global.kwansei.ac.jp/about/about_203316.html]
    Contact: Keiji Utebi: utebi kwansei.ac.jp


The regular prayers take place at one of Catholic, Lutheran and Anglican churches.
Brother Abe: TEL090-2305-5191
Ms Soma: TEL080-3227-8295
The Lutheran Church (Rev Wada): TEL092-641-5440
St Paul Anglican Church; TEL092-751-0097

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