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Shaw Memorial Church : 軽井沢ショー記念礼拝堂
Oldest Church in Karuizawa Memorializing the Resort Town’s Founding Father
English pastor A.C. Shaw is known as the founder of Karuizawa as a resort popular with Tokyoites trying to escape summertime heat. The Shaw Memorial Church was built in 1895, making it Karuizawa’s first church. Pastor Shaw’s summer home has been reconstructed behind the church.
- Hours :
- Open daily except for when in private use (weddings, etc.). Masses held every Sunday at 10:00.
- Entrance Price :
- Offerings accepted.
tel : +81(0)267-42-4740 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 10-15 min on foot.
- By Car
- From Usui-Karuizawa IC, 20 min (No parking on the premises)
- 57-1,Karuizawa,Karuizawa, Kitasaku,389-0102
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