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Stone Church

389-0195 Hoshino, Karuizawa-machi, Kitasaku-gun, Nagano Prefecture 389-0103 , Japan
+81 267-45-2288
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Religious Sites
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Karuizawa-machi, Japan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Hong Kong, China
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Went there for friend wedding. Some might saying the chapel looks trendy but some saying weird, it's special anyway. Inside looks better than outside, but I dont understand why photo taking inside is banned during or after the whole wedding. I think this arrangment isn't considerate, that mean for the wedding couple, they can only see the ceremony picture thru... More

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SE Michigan
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

We went there for a wedding so it was fine for that but I wouldn't go out of my way to visit it. It's just a stone chapel built out of rough concrete. They wouldn't let us take pictures inside it. Not sure if it was because it was a wedding or if that's all the time.

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