St. Paul Catholic Church : 軽井沢聖パウロカトリック教会
Romantic Chapel Vestige of Karuizawa’s Missionary Roots
Karuizawa was popular in the late 1800s and early 1900s with the Western missionaries in Tokyo as a summer resort. One such missionary, Father Ward from England, built St. Paul Catholic Church in 1935. Designed by A. Raymond, the architecture is characterized by its steep, 3-sided roof with a large steeple and exposed concrete. St. Paul Catholic Church is a popular symbol of Kariuzawa.
- Hours :
- 7:00-18:00 (closes at sundown in the winter).
- Date(s) :
- Open daily. Entrance not possible during mass or when in use.
- Entrance Price :
- Offerings accepted.
- Time Required :
- 20-30 min
tel : +81(0)267-42-2429 Official site
- By Train
- From Karuizawa Station(JR Hokuriku(Nagano) Shinkansen), From the Kita-Guchi (north) exit, take the Kusa-Karu Bus from platform #4 (Loop Bus, Inner Route), Kyukaruizawa stop (approx. 5 min), then 6 min on foot.
- By Car
- From Usui-Karuizawa IC, 20 min (No parking on the premises.)
- 179 Karuizawa, Karuizawa, Kitasaku 389-0102
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