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Stone Church

Hoshino, Karuizawa-machi, Kitasaku-gun 389-0195, Nagano Prefecture
+81 267-45-2288
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Architectural tribute

Gorgeous cathedral architecturally and immensely peaceful to sit within and just be at peace. No... read more

Reviewed March 7, 2018
SingaporeStef
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Singapore
Something to see

A purpose built church to service the wedding industry boom of the 1990s. Something to do if you... read more

Reviewed January 21, 2018
John F
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Karuizawa-machi, Japan
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Hoshino, Karuizawa-machi, Kitasaku-gun 389-0195, Nagano Prefecture
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+81 267-45-2288
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Reviewed March 7, 2018

Gorgeous cathedral architecturally and immensely peaceful to sit within and just be at peace. No pictures are allowed within so take the opportunity to just enjoy the serenity while admiring the structure.

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Reviewed January 21, 2018

A purpose built church to service the wedding industry boom of the 1990s. Something to do if you have time on your hands, but no special historical significance or story. There are two other churches on the property, one all in wood, and one more...More

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Reviewed January 4, 2018 via mobile

All I can said is a beautiful and peaceful church with stunning architecture. Went there twice in the day and night. Just closed your eyes and listen to the water dripping sound in the church is already a blessing.

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Reviewed December 23, 2017 via mobile

Note that the interior is only open to visitors Mon-Fri when there are no weddings. It’s very peaceful and the design is quite unique.

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Reviewed December 19, 2017

Beautiful area and a lovely walk. The Stone Church is well presented and and a marvel to look at. We even saw a small Japaneses wedding photo shoot as we arrived. We rode our hire bikes there as it is a long walk depending where...More

Thank Ashley T
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Reviewed November 23, 2017

This church is over 30 years old now and was built using stone slabs. The church guardians only allow exterior photography. You can visit the the church interior but no photographs are allowed. The church has a very unique architecture, using individual stone slabs for...More

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Reviewed June 17, 2017 via mobile

We did not figure from the outlook that it is a church. When we stepped into the chamber, we were stunned by its beautiful interior design, brightness, gurgling water, green plants and light music. It combines peace, religion and romance. It is a lovely church...More

Thank Sheila L
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Reviewed June 15, 2017

We made a quick stop to the Stone Church - it is a very unique church building, entirely made from stone. There is a room with photos and explanations however it was all in Japanese only so unfortunately I could not learn more about it...More

Thank beedzu
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Reviewed May 1, 2017 via mobile

For a simple sight seeing excursion, and for people that are into architecture I really recommend this place. Built 28 years ago, it is still in use as an actual church. When we visited, there was a wedding being held so we couldn't go inside....More

Thank Eric S
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Reviewed April 14, 2017

One of the famous and must visit spot. The church design is not conventional but utilise nature material and lights to express the architectural design. You can feel naturally cool in the church. Try to take photo from different angle and you will get very...More

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