Osaka Japan Temple
Planning and approval phase; site location unknown; groundbreaking not announced
Announcement:1 October 2023
The Osaka Japan Temple is currently in the planning stages. No groundbreaking date has been announced.
An official rendering of the Osaka Japan Temple has not yet been released to the public.
No site location has been officially announced for the Osaka Japan Temple.
On October 1, 2023, President Russell M. Nelson announced plans to construct the Osaka Japan Temple at the October 2023 General Conference. It will be the fifth temple in Japan. Osaka is a large port city located in the heart of the main island of Honshu with a metropolitan area population of 19 million people. At the time of the announcement, there were more than 130,000 Latter-day Saints in Japan in about 230 congregations. The three dedicated temples were the Fukuoka Japan Temple, Sapporo Japan Temple, and Tokyo Japan Temple. The Okinawa Japan Temple was slated for dedication by Elder Gary E. Stevenson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles on Sunday, November 12, 2023.1
- "The Church of Jesus Christ Will Build 20 New Temples," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 1 Oct. 2023.