Stone Church

Stone Church, Karuizawa-machi

Stone Church
4.5
Religious Sites • Monuments & Statues
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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4.5
493 reviews
Excellent
241
Very good
177
Average
62
Poor
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Terrible
4

Qianli
Hitachi, Japan6 contributions
Very unique
Nov. 2020
Very nice church for marriage ceremony. Japanese girls love to visit this church. It's free to visit but you may need some guidance to find it because the city map just not friendly for drivers.
Written 21 November 2020
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Low-Thue
Hong Kong, China23 contributions
Nothing spectacular
Dec. 2019
To me, it is just a tick box, 'been there, done that' kind of attraction. Unless you are quite interested in architecture or hunting for a unique church for a wedding, there isn't any spectacular about this location. Most of the time, it is closed for wedding and you can only look from afar.
Written 31 December 2019
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Beenster
Yardley, PA38 contributions
Spectacular
Nov. 2019
This church is small simple and stunning, I loved its natural beauty with the vines and water flowing. I could have sat there all day
Written 12 November 2019
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Claya C
Taipei, Taiwan592 contributions
Beautiful and elegant place
Sep. 2019 • Solo
Very pretty church with cleaver use of natural light. The interior is also pretty with lots of flowers and plants. The church itself is also an art work. Recommend to visit in late afternoon when you could observe how the changing day lights influence the interior.
Written 5 October 2019
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Roadsidephotographer
Hong Kong, China128 contributions
Very special and beauitful designed church
Jul. 2018 • Family
A very special and cool church you can take photos from outiside on the design, but not allow inside the church.
Written 30 June 2019
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Rabbit12
Singapore, Singapore179 contributions
A different view!
Jun. 2019 • Couples
The entrance to the worship hall was an eye opener. There's a little museum downstairs where one can look at the history of this church. The workshop hall just felt so peaceful.
Written 10 June 2019
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LizaNTrevor
Melbourne, Australia1,051 contributions
Off the beaten track marvel
Dec. 2018 • Family
If you're in the Karuizawa area, this is a nice unexpected detour. Catch the local train from Karuizawa to Nakakaruizawa. It's only a 17 min walk from Nakakaruizawa station along the main road and then turn left up a shared road that isn't marked.There isn't any signage to get there. Once at the top, it is quite a marvel to look at. Inside it's quite small but has a flowing stream and lush green plants. Note that you won't be able to take photos inside the church.

after the church you may want to walk further up the main road to get to the terraces where there are some quaint shops overlooking the river. It's only a further 5 min walk from the stone church.

Overall a nice half day detour if you're in Karuizawa.
Written 17 February 2019
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handson h
Diamond Bar, CA3 contributions
somthing very spical you never forget
Jun. 2018
We had expected to see a church, but we saw a "wonder" I walked with my wife in the rain through the church. it seemed we were walking in the dream world.
Written 12 February 2019
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remmahramklov
India174 contributions
One of the local places to visit
Jan. 2019 • Friends
Karuizawa boasts of local sights of minor as well as major importance and this stone church does not fall easily into a category. In India, for example, Stone churches and temples would be cut out of rock and be of historical value but in Japan these are mainly special buildings which serve western-style wedding parties ! Nevertheless with a visit !!
Written 27 January 2019
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StarDust-ASH
Singapore, Singapore65 contributions
Beautiful structure
Dec. 2018 • Couples
This stone church in Karuizawa is a very beautiful structure. Simple and unassuming but stunning and breathe taking. The interior is astounding. No photos allowed inside the church. So I sat on there for minutes to take in the view and feeling. There is creeping vines along the sides with water trickling down. The atmosphere is so serene that it takes a lot of effort to leave the church.
Written 28 December 2018
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