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“Cute church in Kyukaruizawa Ginza area”

St.Paul's Catholic Church Karuizawa
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 church.

The Catholic church is relative simple and plain, compared to their counterparts in Europe or the US. Nevertheless, I like its simplicity and authenticity. Like most churches in Japan, wooden pews are used in the sanctuary. It has beautiful wooden truss ceiling and a pipe organ. It's worth a visit if you are in the vicinity.

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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.

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Reviewed 3 July 2015

That's about it. It's nothing special, sad to say. It's seen better days. Not sure why it's such a major stop for people to see.

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Reviewed 30 April 2014

Classic architecture by Antonin Raymond! Go there when there's a mass, if not it's not open for public viewing. Very easy to find by GPS if you're driving.

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Reviewed 25 March 2014

When I lived in Gunma, I would travel 2 hours each Sunday to attend Mass at St. Paul's. Father Carlos Martinez, priest of the church was (and hopefully still is) a lovely, kind, inspirational man who I became great friends with. If you are in this area, please visit this simple, humble church and feel the love and goodness therein.

3  Thank Bobobirdiebuddy
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