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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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  • 第一次來到石之教堂,位在星野度假村裡面,從輕井澤JR站可搭星野免費接駁車到,大概15-20分鐘。石之教堂裡面不能拍照,很莊嚴的感覺。 
  • 教堂很小,但一进门就能感觉到很正的气氛。这种气氛往往很多大教堂都做不到,设计师却在这里做到了。石头和玻璃的运用很巧妙,穹顶和四壁结合完美。可惜大理石的底座和打印字体有点出戏,算是个小瑕疵。门口扫地的类似修女的工作人员态度超级好,超级敬业 
  • 來了兩次,都因爲正有人舉辦婚禮而無緣進入,很可惜,只能遠遠的拍照留念,到這裡可以在輕井澤新幹線站南口搭乘免費的星野渡假村的專車,上面司機會發DM介紹渡假村的景點,及回程搭車處