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Church Spots in Nagano Area

  • Shaw Memorial Chapel
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    Nagano Pref. Kitasakugunkaruizawamachi Karuizawa 57-1
    The oldest church in Karuizawa, this was built by Canadian minister Alexander Croft Shaw, a missionary who is known as the “Father of Karuizawa” for helping to introduce Karuizawa as a summer retreat. The house of worship lies in a quiet place surrounded by a grove of trees, and is also popular as a place to hold weddings in Karuizawa. In the back is the Shaw House, his restored vacation house, and people can tour the facility free of charge. Take a bus from JR Karuizawa Station, alight from Kyu-Karuizawa and proceed on foot for approximately 10–15 minutes.

    The church has a feeling of great serenity an simplicity. It is a beautiful historic wooden building. There is a little bit of historical information on the walls.

  • Karuizawa Kogen Church
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    Nagano Prefecture Kitasaku-gun Karuizawa Town Hoshino
    This church full of history and located in Karuizawa Town, Kitasaku County Nagano Prefecture began in 1921 as a small wooden building, and was the origin of the Free Education of Art Salon  movement that attracted cultured people such as Hakushu Kitahara and Toson Shimazaki. The building, which is enveloped in the nature of Karuizawa, is characteristic for its pointy triangular roof. As a church that is open to all people, it holds gospel worship every Sunday and events in accordance with the season. It is also popular as a place for resort weddings.
  • Karuizawa Hijiri Paul Catholic Church
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    Nagano Kitasaku-gun Karuizawamachi Karuizawa 179

    Worth visiting. Lovely wooden arches and structure within. And the history is fun to read, see and feel.

  • United Church of Christ in Japan Karuizawa Minami Church
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    Nagano Kitasaku-gun Karuizawamachi Hotchi 296
  • Karuizawa Christ Church
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    Nagano Kitasaku-gun Karuizawamachi Karuizawa 1323-1268
  • Karuizawa Union Church
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    Nagano Kitasaku-gun Karuizawamachi Karuizawa 1001
  • Nippon Holiness kyodan Matsumoto Christ Church
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    Nagano Pref. Matsumotoshi Kiri 2-4-26
  • Yatsugatake Chuo Kogen Christ Church
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    Nagano Suwa-gun Haramura 1077-142
  • Catholic Ueda Church
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    Nagano Ueda-shi Tokida 2-2-1
  • Iida Chuo Christ Church
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    Nagano Iida-shi
  • Kyukaruizawa Reihai Do
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    Nagano Kitasaku-gun Karuizawamachi Kyukaruizawa
  • Mori no Chapel Karuizawa Reihai Do
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    Nagano Kitasaku-gun Karuizawamachi Kyukaruizawa 1314
  • Yagasaki Chapel
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    Nagano Kitasaku-gun Karuizawamachi Karuizawa 1178

Nagano Main Areas

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Nagano prefecture is an exciting mix of mountains, hot spring monkeys, and preserved Edo history. At the heart of the Japanese Alps, Nagano is one of the country’s most popular destinations, whether in winter for its snow sports and the much-loved Jigokudani Monkey Park or in the warmer months for discovering the undulating hills on foot. For fantastic Edo architecture, head to the Kiso Valley for a 60-kilometer stretch of quaint wooden buildings that marked the Nakasendo route 200 years ago.

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