Welcome to Murozono Lutheran Church

Church Murozono Lutheran Church is the place for your spiritual solace.
We are a community where young and old, women and men, happily gather.
Let Murozono Church be your spiritual home in Kumamoto, Japan.

We are a member of the Japan Evangelical Lutheran Church.


Although the worship itself is in Japanese only, we have good resources to welcome foreign visitors.
Three teacher-missionaries from the Lutheran Church in America attend Murozono. Additionally, the chaplain of Kyushu Lutheran College is Chinese, and the chaplain of Luther High School is Korean, and both regularly attend our church.
Some of the congregation members also speak English well.
At our sister church, Kumamoto Lutheran Church, you can also attend Kumamoto International Service too, which is held in English.
Pastor Nishikawa


Pastor Nishikawa was called to the church in 2011. She has served churches in Yamaguchi, Shimane and Hokkaido.
She was born and raised in Kumamoto City.
Besides serving the church, she teaches the Bible at Luther Gakuin Junior High School and the Kumamoto YMCA School.


Kyushu Lutheran School We have had a close relationship with Kyushu Lutheran School (a Christian school consisting of Kyushu Lutheran College, Luther Gakuin Senior and Junior High School and Luther Gakuin Kindergarten), which is only 300m north. Historically, our church was born at the chapel of the school.
Other schools in the proximity of us are Kumamoto University (900m), Seiseiko High School (80m) and Hitsuyukan High School (650m).


2-19-8, Kurokami, Chuo-ku, Kumamoto-shi 860-0086

By Bus

30 second walk from the Seiseiko-mae bus stop.
From the Kumamoto Kotsu Center:
Take a bus with one of the following signs: ""(kita yon), ""(kita go) or ""(kita kyu), and get off at Seiseiko-mae (190 yen).
From Kumamoto Station:
Take a city train to Kumamoto Castle/City Hall (150 yen). Then transfer to a bus with one of the following signs: ""(kita yon), ""(kita go) or ""(kita kyu), and get off at Seiseiko-mae (160 yen).
At the Seiseiko-mae bus stop you will easily find the church on the left hand side of the same road that leads to Seiseiko High School.

Busstop from the north
Busstop from the south

By Car

2 Km north from the Suidocho intersection
3 Km south from the Yamamuro intersection
Parking is available next to the chapel, and on Sundays, the parking behind the next building (Tashi-Kaikan) can be used too.


*For the actual schedule, please refer to the Calendar Page (Japanese only).

Sunday Church School 9:00AM For children
Adult Class 9:30AM, 2nd Sunday Rev. Kiyoshige, Kyushu Lutheran College
Sunday Worship 10:30AM Main Service
Women's Club Gathering PM, First Sunday

Tuesday Rubber Stamp Class 13:30PM, 2nd Tuesday 1500 yen at the first time, 1200 yen from the second time.

Wednesday Bible Cafe 6:00PM Bible study in English

Thursday Bible Study 2:00PM Old Testament

Friday Women's Club Work Time 10:30AM-3:00PM

Irregular Date
"Arachu" Junior High Students


Every Sunday, we have a worship service and a class time from 9:00 to 10:00. Children and their parents are welcome.
It is free of charge, but offering is collected at the service.
We have many experienced staff including teachers from Luther Gakuin Kindergarten.


Kumamoto International Service is an interdenominational and international worshipping community located at Kumamoto Lutheran Church.
Service and ministries in English are available. Indonesian and Malaysian fellowship time is held there too.

Japan Evangelical Lutheran Church (JELC) Japan Evangelical Lutheran Association (JELA)
JELC Women Lutheran World Federation (LWF)
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) Lutheran World Relief (LWR)
Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland (ELV) Lutheran Ichigaya Center