See Inside New Sapporo Japan Temple, Opening Friday for Tours
The Sapporo Japan Temple open house for the public begins Friday, July 8. Photographs of the interior and exterior are below.
The open house goes through Saturday, July 23, 2016, except for the Sundays July 10 and 17. The temple will be dedicated on Sunday, August 21, 2016, in three sessions: 9:00 a.m., noon, and 3:00 p.m. The dedication will be broadcast to Church meetinghouses in Japan. A cultural celebration will be held the night before on August 20.
President Thomas S. Monson announced the Sapporo Japan Temple at the October 2009 general conference, and ground was broken October 22, 2011. The Tokyo Japan Temple—dedicated in October 1980—was the first temple in Asia. The Fukuoka Temple was dedicated in June 2000 and became the 88th temple worldwide.
The Church, which has been in Japan since 1901, has more than 127,000 Latter-day Saints spread through 267 congregations. The Sapporo Japan Temple will serve members living within stakes on and near Japan's northernmost island of Hokkaido.
Tickets for the free open house can be reserved on tickets.lds.org.
Sea motif; part of the exterior of the Sapporo Japan Temple
Design on celestial room door
Architectural design on a door into one of the instruction rooms
“House of the Lord, Holiness to the Lord” inscription in Japanese on the front of the Sapporo Japan Temple
Lilac design on the door of one of the sealing rooms
One of the instruction rooms
The celestial room chandelier
Sapporo Japan Temple