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Stone Church

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Address: 389-0195 Hoshino, Kitasaku-gun, Karuizawa-machi 389-0103 , Nagano Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 267-45-2288
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Beautiful!

This place is around a 20 min trip from Karuizawa station. There are free buses for Hoshino Area which can used. Unfortunately the frequency of these busses is less. The church is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 1, 2015
Bharath K K
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

This place is around a 20 min trip from Karuizawa station. There are free buses for Hoshino Area which can used. Unfortunately the frequency of these busses is less. The church is beautiful and the stone architecture makes it look more lovely. It's unique structure makes all the difference. There is lot of serenity and the ambience was wonderful. Worth... More 

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singapore
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

It was NOT walkable in the snow at all! We took the advice of the lady in the Tourist office at the station and got a cab there for 1000 yen. Thereafter discovered that the Hoshino Resort area had a free shuttle to & from Karuizawa station so we hustled to get that free ride back based on the bus... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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129 reviews 129 reviews
12 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

This is one of the recommended attractions in Karuizawa. The best way to get there is to get the free shuttle bus from the Prime Outlet area. The drive on the way to the church is scenic and it is located atop a hill. On arrival to the property there is a main parking area with buildings located at the... More 

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Shanghai, China
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We took a while to find this stone church - our own misguided sense of direction - but once we did we were really happy we did. Not being particularly religious, it was a surprise to find ourselves (3 kids, aged 9, 12, 13) sitting for an extended period just soaking up the atmosphere. The open air roof and the... More 

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Miami, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We were fortunate enough to arrive at this beautiful stone church just as a couple was getting married. It was a beautiful ceremony and we were allowed to enter when wedding was over. Beautiful feel with all the stone rock. Simply stunning (even in the rain)!

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The Church is so pure and natural! When u sitting there, u will feel that u are being wrapped by the sunlight. It's so peaceful. And just take about 8 mins walk, you can reach Karuizawa Kogen Church, is nice. They are located in the forest, the surrounding area made u feel energize. Must go !

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Karuizawa-machi, Japan
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

This is one of THE places for Japanese to get married. Located within he Hoshino area and attached to Blestoncourt hotel. It is worth a visit for the architecture, mood and also it gives an insight into the Japanese marriage. If the church is closed, turn left and walk around it anyway. The architect is American.

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

This a must see! The church is so cool and was uniquely designed. It includes the history of the church in the basement.

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Kanagawa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

My sister's wedding was held here and it was beautiful. The inside of the church is very simple in style, which suited us well, and the surrounding area is very green.

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Hong Kong, China
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013 via mobile

Worth a visit in particular during day with sunshine. The sunlight shined through the window made a beautiful and romantic scene inside the church.

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