The North American congregation of Konko built the The Konko Church of San Francisco, located within Japantown, in the 1960's after they moved to San Francisco from Japan over 70 years ago.
The A-frame building is simply designed with glass walls on the north and south walls. The unadorned wooden architectural features add to the simple design. The Japanese character for Gold is displayed over the altar and denotes the light that can be found within the spirit.
The religion of Konkokyo was established on Nov. 15, 1859 by Konko Daijin, who was a farmer in rural Japan. He was said to be a mediator between followers and Konjin, the "Guardian of metal." At Konko Church of San Francisco, visitors can come to understand their beliefs and practices, such as gratitude, prayer, service, respect, and honor to kindred dead.
Within walking distance visitors can find Japanese, Thai, Korean, and New American cuisine, as well as Hotel accommodations.
The Konko Church of San Francisco is located at 1909 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA. which is 25 minutes north of San Francisco International Airport. It is also within walking distance of local tourist attractions, including the Haas-Lilienthal House, the Great American Music Hall, California Parlor Car Tours, and the San Francisco Ghost Hunt.