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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Stone Church by using our Karuizawa-machi route planner .
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  • 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 the...  more »
  • Disappointment is due to stepping on a single car for a small time, but the original time every week only one, two days, the rest of the day to open about only a small time, to go to see clearly the time. So only took pictures at the door, very want to go to the audience!
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  • The church is all caused by the glass and buried stone, turned upside down to the left side of the church's concept of the outside, the true relationship is unique two! The concept of the church is represented by strong men, and the glass represents a soft woman, and the two are combined, with a sense of balance.
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