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St. Paul's Catholic Church
The historical church was founded by English missionary Father Ward in 1935, and designed by Czech architect Antonin Raymond who came to Japan with Frank Lloyd Wright to design the former Imperial Hotel. The design features European-style boarding, triangle-shaped roof and exposed concrete. It is a blend of simplicity and elegance and is one of the modern architectures Raymond had left behind in Japan. Masses are held every day, and the church is also open to public when there is no event. Many couples attending the masses also dream of holding their own ceremony.
179 Oza Karuizawa, Karuizawa, Kitasaku, Nagano
Sunday Mass: 9:00 - 10:00 Saturday Mass: 18:00 - 19:00 Weekday Mass: 7:00 - 8:00 Opens from 7:00 - 18:00 (closed by sunset in winter) The church may be close to public when a ceremony, service, or preparations are ongoing.
A historical church with beautiful architecture.
20 minutes from JR Karuizawa Station on foot.
30 minutes from Usui-Karuizawa IC on Joshin-etsu Expressway.
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