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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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Nice architecture, beautiful nature, short visit but worth it, very close to Karuizawa. You can patk your car very clise to the entrance too (or come by bus).

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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Tokyo
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Just to get there took us a long time as the traffic was congested. When we got there all was peaceful and quiet! In 10min I charged my bateries. Small chapel, interesting design, a good combination with the surrounding nature. Plants and water on the left wall of the chapel. We enjoyed it! Also, free of charge!

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sydney, aus
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This has to be one of the most incredibly beautiful churches in existence. Sadly you aren't allowed to take photos of the interior but it is still definitely worth a visit if you're in the area. A stunning spot.

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Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

It had rained a little before we reached the Stone Church. Rain drops were hanging on the bare branches of winter trees around the church and glistening in the setting sun. It was magical.

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千葉県
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

The church is in premises in Hotel Bleston Court. The church is very unique. That is made by stone. The space is smaller than other churches. I think the capacity looks only 30 - 40 people. Then I visited, I found a sign to stone church at the parking. There were a downslope street and a small path inside parking.... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Nice architecture, beautiful nature, short visit but worth it, very close to Karuizawa. You can patk your car very clise to the entrance too (or come by bus).

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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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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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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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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San Diego, California
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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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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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