【Karuizawa】The Enchanted Kogen & Stone Church

Have you ever imagined holding a wedding under the beautiful Sakura blossom? Or with the companion of golden brown maple leaves, even the romantic and magnificent snow?

Kogen Church and Stone Church are literally the best places where your dreams would come true.

Why I said so?

It’s because both churches are located in a quiet forest of Hotel Bleston Court site. Located in a private place, newlyweds would be able to enjoy your time without the worries of being disturbed by tourists. You can enjoy high degree of privacy here. Other than that, the designer’s cottage at hotel Bleston Court was awarded “’Good Design Prize” in 2008.

What’s more?

There are loads of facilities here in the resort which can definitely amaze you. Perhaps you will have not enough of time enjoying the wonderful and relaxing facilities here specially designed for the guests. Hot springs, Harunire Terrace and skating rinks……

If you are hoping to hold a banquet after the wedding ceremony, there are a lot of choices provided for you to choose from!

-Kogen Church- Information

Capacity: 80 guests

Wedding Time: 1000/1200/1500/1700

Free Upgrade: Honeymoon room with breakfast for 2 nights, live wedding music, behind-the-scene shooting, rice shower.

Kogen Church was designed and built in1921, which has a meaningful and unique background before it was revitalized and turned into a romantic venue for holding wedding ceremonies.

Kogen Church, formerly known as Hoshino Academy(星野學堂), has been a traditional chapel for more than 90 years. Newlyweds are now attracted by its vintage and cozy theme to decide to have their weddings here at Kogen Church.

With the companion of the beautiful live music performance, together with the beams of soft natural sunlight shining through the transparent glass windows, a natural, warm and romantic atmosphere is created.

The wooden ceiling inside the chapel exudes a faint wood scent, and the windows in the front exude soft sunlight slowly. It creates a natural and warm atmosphere with beautiful live music performance.

When the newlyweds walk down the aisle, they can see the beam of light which symbolizes they will have a bright future. After receiving the blessing from the priest, newlyweds can start a splendid life together.

-Stone Church- Information

Capacity: 40 guests

Wedding Time: 1030/1230/1530/1730

Free Upgrade: Honeymoon room with breakfast for 2 nights, live wedding music, behind-the-scene shooting, rice shower

The Stone Church, also known as the Uchimura Kanzo Memorial, was built by the renowned American architect Kendrick Kellogg. He is good at integrating different elements of nature into the building, in other words, he harmonize with surrounding nature. He cleverly uses the surrounding forests as the setting for the stone church which creates a romantic and peaceful atmosphere.

The architect wants to stress the importance of mutual support between the groom and bride and this concept is used in the design of the church. Stone represents men while glass represents women.

Stone Church includes five elements “Stone, Sunlight, Water, Green and Wood” as the concept of “Church in Nature”. The arches of glass allow the sunlight come into the church, couples could enjoy the nature spotlight during the wedding ceremony.

The stones and glasses are stacked and the entire church is full of green plants, flowing water and soft light. Everyone can feel the joy of Karuizawa wedding because the environment can cleanse our soul and heart.

Convenient

It takes only 1 hour by JR from Tokyo to this church. Free shuttle bus service is also provided for the newlyweds and guests.

Wedding banquet after the wedding ceremony

Delicious Shinshu cuisine to share!

After the unforgettable wedding ceremony, newlyweds and guests can celebrate together at the banquet. The hotel of the Stone Church is equipped with comprehensive banquet services. Mouthwatering cuisine will be prepared by the experienced chefs whom the cooking skills are extraordinary.

Choice of wedding venue

No one’s Recipe

The banquet serves French cuisine with local characteristics. A large balcony is outside the hall, in which the guests can see the stunning view in the garden.

Capacity: 36

Gable House

There is a stylish banquet hall with an open kitchen and a private garden. Newlyweds and guests can have free-style happy hours here.

Capacity: 80

Forestgate Gallery

It is in the lobby of the hotel. The ballroom can accommodate more guests and the elegant decoration highlights the natural beauty of Karuizawa.

Capacity: 74

Let me give you some tips on the planning of your honeymoon!

Four Seasons in Karuizawa

Spring: April-May

If you want to have a sweet honeymoon companied with the pinky and rosy Sakura, you should plan your wedding during April! One more extra tip: 15-25 May would be the best time to capture the Sakura blossom!

Summer: June-September

You will be able to enjoy nice weather if you visit Karuizawa during this period. Green leaves would be the best shooting backgrounds for the wedding photos.

Autumn: Mid October- November

Golden brown leaves can be found all over the streets starting from mid-October to mid-November . Those fallen leaves decorate the whole environment and fill it with a cozy and romantic feeling. “Love is in the air”.

Winter: December-March

Starting from January, snow can be found occasionally. If you are hoping to hold a white wedding, the snowing time is strongly suggested to be taken into your consideration.

Karuizawa – Little Switzerland in Japan

Karuizawa, known as “Little Switzerland”, is located at the bottom of Mount Asama. The altitude is 1000 meters. It is a highland resort which is near Tokyo. The view here is very stunning throughout all four seasons: you can go cycling under pretty birch trees in spring and summer; you can go for a jog under red leaves in autumn; you can see the breathtaking snow view and go skiing in winter. Many couples and newlyweds come and take romantic wedding pictures because of the beautiful scenery in Karuizawa.

Tombo-no-yu Hot Spring Bath (Oshino Onsen)

It is discovered in1914, the Hoshino Hot Springs have been dearly loved by cultural figures and those with second homes in the area. Here offers unique facilities, compete with a spacious indoor bath and open air bath and serviced with superior quality water flowing from natural springs.

Harunire Terrace

Ekm trees are all over the street side. Newlyweds can take the time to have a walk here. You can also have a look on the local specialties sold by the local people. Newlyweds can soak up in the atmosphere and enjoy the peaceful and chill atmosphere there. Perhaps you and your beloved one can create some unforgettable memories here. Holding hands tightly to walk or jog with a relaxing vibe down the Harunire Terrace can be the most romantic scene worths capturing.

KERA-IKE Skating Rinks

The Kera-Ike skating rinks usually open in October. During its opening period, the skis and skates can be rented for enjoying your precious time there having fun. In Karuizawa, you can dance with your spouse on the milky and ivory flawless white ice.

Please come and visit our official website and contact us for further information of Karuizawa Wedding. Sure you will have a relaxing honeymoon and an amazing wedding ceremony in there~

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輕井澤婚禮.石之教堂 STONE CHURCH

有”小瑞士”之稱的輕井澤 – 位於淺間山的山麓下,高度相當於海拔1000公尺,是距離東京比較近的高原渡假勝地,從東京乘搭JR只需約一小時,這裡一年四季都盡顯不同的唯美景致, 春夏是避暑勝地,可在茂盛落葉松和白樺樹下踏單車;秋天可在紅葉下慢步;冬天可以欣賞雪景和滑雪;輕井澤除富饒山林、湖水、瀑布,吸引著許多來這放鬆身心的遊客,還有瑰麗優雅的教堂,可讓新人進行完美的婚禮之餘,更可善用這風光明媚大自然的美景拍下浪漫動人的婚照。

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石之教堂 STONE CHURCH又稱”內村鑑三紀念堂”。

是以 “自然建築” 著名的美國建築師 Kendrick Kellogg建造。設計師一向擅於將“石樹”之自然界五大元素完美的融入建築中。他從輕井澤優越的自然環境中得到靈感,在寧靜的森林中建造這座獨特的教堂,亦是他在亞洲唯一建造的建築物。

教堂屋頂石頭和玻璃相互堆砌,外型非常有特色的同時,完全跟大自然融為一體。巨大弧形結構,不同的傾斜角度,是設計師為了讓陽光灑落的巧思。在教堂內兩側的石頭牆上種植了滿滿的綠色植物,一旁還可以聽到潺潺流水從石頭縫緩緩流下的聲音。

此外,設計師亦將男女結合過程注入建設教堂的意念內,以石頭代表剛強健壯的男性,玻璃代表柔和細膩的女性石頭與玻璃不規則的排列,從入口歪斜的石頭一路到後方直立的拱型石板,象徵著新人自相識到相愛,相互磨合的過程到最後結婚合成圓滿的意思。

一對新人站在玻璃斜照灑落的陽光或是日落黃昏後點亮的燭光下,在水滴聲迴盪在寧靜教堂內伴隨著兩個人愛的誓言,教堂內充滿感動幸福的笑顏與祝福想必能留下難以忘懷的甜蜜回憶。

 

石之教堂

地址 : 郵政編碼 389-0195 長野縣 輕井澤町 星野

 

交通資訊

  • 東京站→輕井澤站: 搭乘JR長野新幹線往淺間方向,約需70分鐘。
  • 輕井澤站→石之教會(Stone Church): 可搭乘免費接駁公車或計程車,約需15分鐘。

 

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Your Overseas Wedding 以細膩心思與熱誠態度,在遍佈全球的浪漫熱點,為您們締造最難忘甜蜜的海外婚禮及婚照拍攝回憶。不論是日本、關島、韓國、峇里、澳洲、泰國、布拉格、希臘、夏威夷、上海、香港及澳門,我們的當地專業攝影師以美學角度為新人拍攝浪漫獨特的婚照,令新人深深感受當地文化。我們於拍攝後亦更會提供所有高解像度照片,沒有額外收費,讓新人盡享美麗浪漫回憶。

本公司為韓國觀光公社及關島觀光局的支持機構,亦曾與泰國政府旅遊局舉辦多項婚禮推廣活動,其後更榮獲澳洲旅局頒發「澳洲旅遊專家」之殊榮。此外,我們也獲得香港生產力促進局與ESDlife「優質婚禮商戶」之嘉許,並榮獲婚禮雜誌「新婚通訊」頒發的新人至 Like 海外婚禮大獎,讓新人可放心把婚照拍攝及海外婚禮交給我們統籌。

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Stone & Kogen Wedding- Japan Karuizawa Wedding & Hot Springs Honeymoon

Stone & Kogen Wedding- Japan Karuizawa Wedding & Hot Springs Honeymoon

Karuizawa, the nearest highland resort to Tokyo, is the famous summer retreat location for local Japanese and tourists. Influenced by western culture, Karuizawa is well known for many beautiful churches. Both Stone Church and Kogen Church are the most attractive churches not only for tourists but wedding couples. Located at the foot of magnificent Mt. Asama, Hoshino Area boasts its variety of tourists sports such as a good hot spring bath of “Hoshino Onsen Tomboo-no-yu” and cozy cafes and restaurants in “Harunire Terrace”. Couples can easily to arrive the resort through free shuttle bus from Karuizawa JR station.

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Stone Church
Stone Church was designed in 1988 by Kendrick Kellogg, which harmonize with surrounding nature. Inspired by the rich nature of Karuizawa, Stone Church includes five elements “Stone, Sunlight, Water, Green and Wood” as the concept of “Church in Nature”. The arches of glass allow the sunlight come into the church, couples could enjoy the nature spotlight during the wedding ceremony.

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Kogen Church
Kogen Church was designed in 1921. Step into the church, you will be covered with a warm atmosphere and a sweet scent out of woods, which makes couple enjoy the natural environment from the smell and the scene. The wedding couple walk along the 14-meter long pure white marble and receive the blessings from guests and pastor. There are 2,000 candlelight at Kogen Church to give the blessing during christmas and summer time~

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