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Old Charm in the woods

While spending my holiday in Gunma area I had a chance to took a day trip to Karuizawa. What a fun... read more

Reviewed 27 April 2017
Bangkok, Thailand
Cute church in Kyukaruizawa Ginza area

The church is located in an obscure area in Kyukaruizawa Ginza. I was pacing up and down the street... read more

Reviewed 19 May 2016
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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6 days ago
“A nice detour steps from the old downtown”
27 Aug 2018
“A peaceful wooden church”
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179 Karuizawa, Karuizawa-machi, Kitasaku-gun 389-0102, Nagano Prefecture
+81 267-42-2429
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Worth visiting. Lovely wooden arches and structure within. And the history is fun to read, see and feel.

Thank Jack F
Reviewed 28 August 2018

It's a peaceful wooden church even a shopping area on the other side of the road. The church is near to shop area(less 10mins walk), but the sign for direction is not easy to recognize. You have to go through a mall and across the...More

2  Thank Eunice T
Reviewed 25 November 2017

在輕井澤穿過了Church Street, 便是St. Paul Catholic Church, 教堂好細少, 外面地方亦不大, 拍了幾張照片, 教堂內沒有開放, 只從玻璃門影入內, 路經可以一看.

Thank HKcarcar
Reviewed 20 October 2017

It is raining when we got there but the church is closed. We can't go inside but just glimpsed through the small glass window at the door. The church is quite small and not difficult to find.

Thank Patrick C
Reviewed 11 August 2017

You would think a church is just that, but when you are in a foreign land, ie Japan, a church becomes a sanctuary of normality, This one is small homely with very unusual architectural furniture.

Thank FrancKelly
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

Located just behind Church Street of the Ginza, this is a small but beautiful catholic church. Apparently this information is not available online but service on Sunday's is at 9am.

1  Thank BertSG
Reviewed 27 April 2017

While spending my holiday in Gunma area I had a chance to took a day trip to Karuizawa. What a fun trip! Cold but very sunny. Just rent a bike. Got very fresh air while cycling through larches, along lakes, through a beautiful boulevard where...More

Thank thitsar
Reviewed 17 August 2016

The church is located at a quiet side path yet just a stone throw away from the busy shopping street. The architecture is of traditional wooden roof. It is a nice place to calm you down and to meditate. However, I must state that this...More

1  Thank Paul L
Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

The church is located in an obscure area in Kyukaruizawa Ginza. I was pacing up and down the street but couldn't find it. I went to a nearby Tourist Information Counter and was told to cut across Church Street, in order to get to the...More

Thank cittabella
Reviewed 18 January 2016

This small church is not particularly beautiful but being in Japan, it has a special aura. It is less than a century old but is a charming place.

Thank eymwonder
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Sara T
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Catholics:9:00am on Sundays, 6:00pm on Saturdays Non-Catholics:11:00am from Monday to Friday English available