Okinawa Japan Temple
Planning and approval phase; awaiting official site announcement
LocationOkinawa City, Okinawa
Announcement:7 April 2019
The Okinawa Japan Temple is currently in the planning stages. No groundbreaking date has been announced.
Renderings of the Okinawa Japan Temple and site plan have not yet been publicly released.
No site location has been officially announced for the Okinawa Japan Temple.
On April 7, 2019, President Russell M. Nelson announced plans to construct Japan's fourth temple, the Okinawa Japan Temple, at the 189th Annual General Conference. Okinawa Island is the largest of the Ryukyu Islands—an island group that stretches from Kyushu, the island where the Fukuoka Japan Temple is located, to Taiwan, the island where the Taipei Taiwan Temple is located. The Church has had a presence in Japan since 1901 and is now home to nearly 130,000 Latter-day Saints. One stake and one military district operate in Okinawa, which is famous for having some of the longest living people in the world.1
- "Prophet Announces Eight New Temples at April 2019 General Conference," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 7 Apr. 2019.