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Shaw Memorial Chapel (軽井沢ショー記念礼拝堂)

 0267424740  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.

Details

Hours
Every week Sunday 10:00-
Closed
Irregular holidays
Fees
Free (can not enter during worship)
Parking Lot
open everyday (Please use the nearby Charge parking lot)

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Review of Karuizawa Shaw Memorial Church

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2017/11/11 Beautiful and historic
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.
Reviewed:2016/07/08 Beautiful church in Kyukaruizawa
It is a small beautiful church tucked in the woods, at Kyu-Karuizawa. The church is rustic and made of wood, just like the other churches in the vicinity.

I enjoyed the tranquility and serenity of...
Reviewed:2015/07/03 Just okay
Quaint, small, sort of cute, but not special. It's on a long road leading away from the village which is worth the walk. Very green. Stroll through the grounds.
Reviewed:2014/11/19 Cute little church
The memorial church was an interesting stop along this course we were following in Karuizawa. You need to take your shoes off at the entrance. Not sure the historical significance of this church was...
Reviewed:2018/11/16 静かな礼拝堂
軽井沢の喧騒と離れた静かな森の中にあります。英国聖公会宣教師のショーによって建てられた軽井沢で最初の教会です。木造で温かみのある、落ち着いた礼拝堂です。この礼拝堂の後ろ側には、ショーハウス記念館もあります。

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