Temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Okinawa Japan Temple

Planning and approval phase; awaiting official site announcement

Location

Okinawa City, Okinawa
Japan

Announcement: 

7 April 2019

Construction Status

The Okinawa Japan Temple is currently in the planning stages. No groundbreaking date has been announced.


Temple Rendering

Renderings of the Okinawa Japan Temple and site plan have not yet been publicly released.


Temple Site

No site location has been officially announced for the Okinawa Japan Temple.


Temple Announcement

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


Temple Facts

The Okinawa Japan Temple will be the fourth temple built in Japan, following the Tokyo Japan Temple (1980), the Fukuoka Japan Temple (2000), and the Sapporo Japan Temple (2016).


  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.

Fukuoka Japan Temple
88th dedicated temple in operation
Sapporo Japan Temple
151st dedicated temple in operation
Taipei Taiwan Temple
31st dedicated temple in operation
Tokyo Japan Temple
18th dedicated temple in operation; closed for renovation; angel Moroni installed atop spire on April 17, 2019