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Stone Church, Karuizawa-machi

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Monument
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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  • Sunshine in the stone church is green, the iPad, which was a mysterious space. That unusual bride emerged from the front, climbs towards the rear corridor along the walls, start walking the aisle floor. Appearance of the bride looked good. Fall, it was clear in February, before Church and frozen snow.
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  • 住轻井泽,早上火车一站到中轻井泽,出站直走,跟着导航走,左侧上山路口有家超市,一直朝上走,看到黑桥再走一小段,就有路标了。石教堂和高原教堂之间只有200米左右。石教堂小而特别,走进里面有圣约和水声,光线屋顶折射进来特别神圣。高原教堂中规中矩,门口和内部更华丽点。  more »
  • 輕井澤兩個教堂,一個是小木屋型態的高原教會,一個就是具有理念,取法自然的石教會,並以設計師命名。在空間與外觀的設計上十分特別,如果有神聖空間的概念,會更看懂整體空間的意義。  more »