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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  • It all felt and seen as the spot is not. Too bad in spots just a nicely designed buildings seen from a distance. It is when seen in the solid research, confirm the want to go.
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  • You can enter customer without ceremony. Breaston coat. Is made of stone and is feeling fine!
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  • It was a little cold and rainy day to visit, the unique external view of the stone Chapel can not help but to stationed, to the interior is even more amazing amazing, is because of no way to take pictures, so that people could use both eyes, the whole body to feel the peace and warmth of the church.
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A well-visited upscale mountain resort, Karuizawa-machi offers a wide range of classy accommodations ranging from luxurious hotels to family-run bed and breakfasts and inns. A number of specialty lodgings and resort hotels since the Meiji era have housed members of the Japanese royal family and other illustrious guests. Hotels line both sides of the railway, including a few mid-range establishments. A smattering of inexpensive bed and breakfasts cater to budget travelers, but you have to drive 20 minutes from the downtown.
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