Uchimura Kanzo Memorial Stone Church was built in 1988 by the American architect Kendrick Kellog.
It is a unique and rare building which is the only one of it’s kind in Asia. He is one of the three grand masters of modern architecture, and is a disciple of the most famous proponent of organic architecture, Frank Lloyd Wright.
The stone and glass arch forms an arc from east to west on the ceiling of the church, which allows sunshine to pour in from the sky, such that the mood and light inside the church constantly changes, depending on the position of the sun.
Inside the sanctuary of the stone walls, you will feel completely at peace as you are carried away by the faint whispering of streams of water, and inspired by the awesome beauty of Karuizawa’s rich nature which stretches out beyond the window in front of you. This grandiose, inspiring space is the perfect setting for a mysterious, enchanting wedding ceremony.