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Address: 389-0195 Hoshino, Kitasaku-gun, Karuizawa-machi 389-0103 , Nagano Prefecture
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Unique; great for a wedding

Stone church is small but beautiful. On one side is a water and fern wall. The altar end is open to the sky. The pews are made of wood. The whole place is angular but it works. As... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 8, 2016
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Karuizawa-machi, Japan
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Karuizawa-machi, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

Stone church is small but beautiful. On one side is a water and fern wall. The altar end is open to the sky. The pews are made of wood. The whole place is angular but it works. As there's nothing like anywhere else it's worth a look. Few are disappointed.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

Constructed in 1988 by Kendrick Bangs Kellogg and Kazuto Yamaura, the Stone Church is beautifully located in a wood area, a good 10-minute walk from Harunire Terrace, in the compound of Hotel Bleston Court. The church is uniquely built with stone structure. Inside the church, no photography is allowed as it's a sacred place. It has rows of wooden pew... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016 via mobile

On the premises of Hotel Bleston Court, we couldn't go inside this church or the nearby Karuizawa Kogen Church due to weddings taking place but were allowed to take some pictures from the outside. The building is interesting enough but not the most amazing sight - the whole area is very nice and pleasant though. We cycled over 5 km... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016 via mobile

Must go if you are around the area. Very unique church and nice to walk around the area. Can only take photos outside the church.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016 via mobile

church opens at 10am, we had to wait but it was worth it. I might consider getting married there someday. The weather was not the best but I would love to come back in another season.

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016 via mobile

Definitely worth a visit! This is five minutes walk from the Bleston Court Hotel and we were lucky to visit in perfect winter weather. An amazing building, inside and out, whether one is spiritual or not.

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Port Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

Go here for the aesthetic and the architecture, it's very special. They have a lot of weddings here so you may have to wait for a few minutes to get in but it is well worth it. Wander around the gardens too.

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2016 via mobile

Memorial experience in visting the church. It's a pity that no photo taking is allowed inside the church.

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Thank euka9102
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2016

Such a magical space to be in. Small and intimate. Set around lots of nature. Potentially great for photo-shoots.

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Thank EccentricDrill
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

Good memories. Nice church. Worth to visit for your trip to karuizawa. Spend your time for this serenity place with your love one.

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