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Beautiful local church doing their best to cater for visitors

Despite its huge architectural reputation, the church itself is a very low-key traditional local... read more

Reviewed 15 March 2018
halconnen
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Melbourne, Australia
Spectacular

Some things you do as items on an agenda are incidental; like discovering the crazy world of Osaka... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2016
Tomskatesnyc
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New York City, New York
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14 Mar 2018
“Beautiful local church doing their best to cater for visitors”
30 Oct 2016
“Spectacular”
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4-3-50 Kitakasugaoka, Ibaraki 567-0048, Osaka Prefecture
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Reviewed 15 March 2018

Despite its huge architectural reputation, the church itself is a very low-key traditional local church. Do not expect Pentecostal megachurch-style paranormal experiences there. We joined the congregation for their Sunday service and thoroughly enjoyed our time there. I was stoked by how much hard effort...More

4  Thank halconnen
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Some things you do as items on an agenda are incidental; like discovering the crazy world of Osaka nightlife on the "other side" of town. If there is an opposite to crazy, it would be peace, or a discussion might propose. Tadao Ando's design, I...More

2  Thank Tomskatesnyc
Reviewed 15 November 2015 via mobile

I've been hearing and reading about Tadao Ando and really pleased to visit the Church. This was not in our travel plan but luckily a Japanese friend of ours brought us here. Too bad that it was close. We were told that it would be...More

1  Thank Bent G
Reviewed 23 June 2015

The Church of the Light is a good opportunity to see one of Tadao Ando’s most famous projects in relatively close proximity to Osaka. Make sure to check the Church’s website on the days/times available to visit. To get to the Church, we took the...More

10  Thank Travelerfromthe808
Reviewed 6 May 2015

You need to book a reservation via their website to be able to go in, and they only have specific days per month that guests are allowed to visit, posted two months prior. Access to the Church is straightforward. Get off at JR Ibaraki Station...More

Thank allieprincipe
Reviewed 16 September 2014

Visited on a Sunday afternoon and really liked this place and the architecture - very peaceful. Make sure to call them and ask for the times you can enter the church - that's where you see the real magic and how the light plays! Was...More

Thank la_vera_mahshid
Reviewed 12 September 2011

In the vicinity, 1,5 km from, of the Osaka Expo 1972 location is an interesting concrete church by Tadao Ando. From outside, only on Sunday's you can visit it inside, you can see the play with light that makes this place a three stars location.

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