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We came during night time and therefore difficult to see much outside. I bet summer with all the greens will speak itself much better than a snowy night. The chapel has a 10-min movie to explain the background. My 8-year old daughter surprisingly seems to...More
Went there because it’s designed by Ando Tadao and stayed at a nearby pension. Do check opening hours - suggest the 6:30-7:15 slot as not likely to have wedding ceremony. The 7-minute trail back to the resort centre is nice.
I am so amazed by the chapel’s design. You need to walk around the walls outside, enter with stunning and go alone the walls inside again before go into the chapel. I am so amazed by the architecture, lines, mix with nature & many cross...More
The chapel is rather small, with seats for about 40 persons only. The walls on three sides are made of concrete. The frontal wall is a large glass panel, outside of which is a small pond. Visitors sitting on the benches inside the chapel face...More
Skip it. Underwhelming given the hype.
Over-rated and really awful attendants who think you are lucky to be allowed to see it. Service unbefitting to Japan, where the people are so lovely.
Bad signage. Crowded with pushy tourists.
Positives- easy access, especially if you go...More
We went in the evening during summer where you will enjoy the fireworks too. You are not allow to go into the area except stipulated time where you will be guided. If you are staying in Tomamu Resort, pay a visit at this serene Chapel...More
Its photos on the website and in the catalogue are too astounding which creates a big fall when see the real one. Perhaps coz the lights outdoors were not lit. The presence of the front glass definitely destroy the fantastic view of the entire cross....More
Simplicity at its best. We went in the evening. The queue was long but it was worthwhile - although we only had a few minutes in the chapel. Serene walk to the chapel. Wish we had more time to sit on the pew and meditate....More