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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

Eastern Nagano


Description

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.


Details

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Hours :
Open daily except for when in private use (weddings, etc.). Masses held every Sunday at 10:00. 
Entrance Price :
Offerings accepted. 
Time Required :
20-30 min 

Contact

tel : +81(0)267-42-4740   Official site


Access/Location

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)
Address
57-1 Karuizawa, Karuizawa, Kitasaku 389-0102

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