Kogen Church

 

Kogen Church

Karuizawa Kogen church. A beautiful Church located near Hoshino area. This Church is surrounded by many tall trees and it can be easily accessed as there is a road leading straight to this church. Walking up to the church itself is wonderful. You can feel the cool breeze as you walk up towards the Church and listen to the sounds of  swaying leaves when the wind passes by. There is a pathway made of stone that curves towards the entrance of the church. The church is mostly made of wood. Looking from the front, the building has many windows covered by checkered wood pieces. A large white cross is put on a large window right above the sign of the Church. When there is a marriage going on, the Church will have flowers below the cross.

The inside of the Kogen church is beautifully designed. Elegant looking benches are lined up towards the sanctuary and unlike most church with chandeliers, the Kogen church utilise the triangle shape of the building to put the lights inside the building on the side. It has a modern look. As you walk inside, you will realize that the floor is made of a combination of shiny white and light brown textile. At the end of the church is the sanctuary with a large cross on the window. The window gives a great view of the trees behind the building. Karuizawa Kogen church is a beautiful church. And the size of the church, that is not too small or too big plays a role in making it look simple and flesh.

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