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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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  • 教堂和周圍走道是用石頭推砌而成的建築,非常特別,讓莊嚴的教堂更顯穩重,飯店人員會在附近管理,也會很熱情的幫遊客拍照!這個景點很值得探訪  more »
  • 教堂外觀一層一層的,入內不能拍照,且要輕聲細語,內部陽光照入,非常的莊重、安詳,在那邊證婚感覺一定會很難忘,走到教堂的指標不是很清楚,走錯路一次,也遇到一些一樣走錯路的人XD  more »
  • 位於輕井澤內,初到此處時,遠看就是一處很有設計感的建築,後來走近看才知道這是一處教堂。教堂的設計跳脫出常見的設計型式,值得參訪。  more »