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Chapel on the water

Went there because it’s designed by Ando Tadao and stayed at a nearby pension. Do check opening... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Angela L
via mobile
Charming but not a must

The chapel is rather small, with seats for about 40 persons only. The walls on three sides are made... read more

Reviewed April 9, 2018
Yan C
Hong Kong, China
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Nakatomamu, Shimukappu-mura, Yufutsu-gun 079-2204, Hokkaido
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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.

Thank Angela L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank ArthurWang095
Reviewed April 9, 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Yan C
Reviewed January 27, 2018 via mobile

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

Thank BendySally
Reviewed November 17, 2017 via mobile

Visited the night service only because there was nothing much to do in the resort. Took photos of the Water Chapel Cross for memory -other than that....not much to hype about.

Thank micheri88
Reviewed September 20, 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Kum Yoke K
Reviewed June 9, 2017 via mobile

A must visit if you are staying in this resort. Beautiful and serene. In the night the trees were lit up to accentuate the cross in the middle of the water.

Thank 790jerical
Reviewed December 22, 2016 via mobile

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

1  Thank EC-HK
Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

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

1  Thank Lily C
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November 27, 2016|
Response from Lorraine T |
you don't need to book, they are open to public at certain time slots, please see details at their website.