Stone Church, Karuizawa-machi

4.1
#1 of 17 in Historic Sites in Karuizawa-machi
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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  • The church of Stone is beautiful and beautiful, but it is forbidden to take pictures, and if there is a marriage, it will not be allowed in. It's great to sit in the church and rest.
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  • The entrance to the worship hall was an eye opener. There's a little museum downstairs where one can look at the history of this church. The workshop hall just felt so peaceful.  more »
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