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Stone Church, Karuizawa-machi
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Resembling an entrance to an underground cave complex, Stone Church features leaning stone-and-glass arches arranged like a cut-up boulder in a terrace-shaped slabs. Built in 1988 by Kendrik Kellog, a proponent of organic architecture, the church commemorates Uchimura Kanzo (1861-1930), a Christian evangelist. Inside the church, you'll see rows of long pews and a stone altar, with lower parts of the walls inside this well-lit church covered with leaves. A popular venue for wedding ceremonies, performed both in Japanese and English, the church closes for visitors during private services. Take a free shuttle bus or taxi from Karuizawa station, which takes about 15 minutes. Using our international travel planner, Karuizawa-machi attractions like Stone Church can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Note that wedding is Saturday and Sunday will see only the appearance. Only the exterior shooting was OK, and the person in charge at the entrance. He said on Monday through Thursday if you can see inside.
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  • If after wedding ceremony here, absolute, a saturation of the clothes is a soft color and material of more would shine in the stunning sculpture I think. But no, nothing... and saw the Ishibutai Kofun (please forgive anymore so this amateur is) and the same thoughts "this example guy..." that was. Evening I felt sorrow from the rocks came from no one more of everything. However, I go to spot! Temppeliaukio Church outside of Finland, for the first time I tried rock churches.
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  • 很奇特的教堂讓我想起北歐的岩石教堂,遊歷過許多大大小小的教堂,這個教堂讓人感覺很親旅,好像是自家附近的小教堂,卻又有很奇特的設計,值得一遊。