We went to a restaurant “RK GARDEN,” near Shinano Oiwake Station, where we had lunch. The restaurant is located about 30 minutes from Kyu-Karuizawa by car. It is a cafe restaurant popular with dishes that use a variety of highland vegetables.
This is the entrance to the restaurant.
The restaurant entrance sign and decorations on the bench and table.
All tables were on the terrace.
There was a flower shop named “Flower Field” in the same building as RK GARDEN.
The entrance of the Flower Field.
The shop not only had flowers and plants but also a lot of gardening goods.
Next, we drove to Naka-Karuizawa, and went to “Ishi no Kyokai” (Stone Church) – Kanzo Uchimura Memorial Church in the Hoshino area.
This church is made of stone and glass, and is considered to be an “organic building.” The church inherits the “non-church movement” in Japanese Christianity, advanced by Kanzo Uchimura.
We could go in front of the building, but we couldn’t enter it, because a marriage ceremony was being performed on that day.
A fence made of stones.
“Ishi no Kyokai” from the top of a low hill.
We took a walk from Ishi no Kyokai in the Hoshino area.
Karuizawa Kogen Kyokai (Karuizawa Kogen Church) and its rectory. A marriage ceremony was also being performed here, and we couldn’t come near to the buildings.
We took a walk again in the Hoshino area.
We reached HARUNIRE Terrace. This is a collection of facilities including cafes, restaurants, shops, etc.
The river flowing is “Yukawa,” and the buildings are built along the river.
The buildings are connected to each other through a wide wood deck.
Our Karuizawa trip ended here. I hope to go to Karuizawa when summer comes again.