Neighborhood in Nagano:

Karuizawa

About Karuizawa

Karuizawa is a popular resort spot for people from Tokyo. Though famous as an escape in summer when the city is too hot, spring cherry blossoms, fall foliage, and winter sports make this a beautiful destination all year long. Karuizawa is just over an hour from central Tokyo by train. Visitors can shop at the large brand outlet mall, and for contrast browse and take in the historic old town area. Nature lovers will enjoy hiking and cycling through the foothills of Mount Asama. Some fun facts about Karuizawa: It is the only city in the world to have hosted both a winter and summer Olympic sporting event, and it was a favorite destination of John Lennon when he visited in Japan.

Sights in Karuizawa

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Kawakami An (Nagakura)

This restaurant specializes in handmade soba noodles. Additionally, a great selection of Japanese rice wines is on offer as well, many of which are local brews.

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Karuizawa Prince Hotel Ski Resort

Karuizawa Prince Hotel Ski Resort, located in the mountainous prefecture of Nagano, is a large ski resort with many neighboring facilities.

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Shiraito Falls

Shiraito Falls is located north of Karuizawa, just off the Shiraito Highland Way. The waterfall measures only 3 meters in height, but is about 70 meters wide.

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Karuizawa Ginza

This main street of Karuizawa, Nagano, is generally called Kyu-karu Ginza or Karuizawa Ginza.

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Bakery & Restaurant Sawamura (Kyu-Karuizawa)

Sawamura is a restaurant and bakery chain with international food. English menu is available.

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Kagimotoya Soba

Long-established soba restaurant popular with locals.

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Cafe hungry spot

Coffee Shop located next to Hoshino Onsen.

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Kumoba Pond

Kumoba Pond is one of the largest natural ponds in Karuizawa. It is well-known for its variety of seasonal plants and shrubs by naturalists and birdwatchers.

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Karuizawa French Bakery

This bakery in Karuizawa is famous for its patisserie. The French Bakery was also a favourite of John Lennon and Yoko Ono when the couple spent summers in the a

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Kyu-Usui Pass Viewing Platform

Located on the border of Nagano prefecture,this large viewing platform at an elevation of 1,200m offers superb unbroken views of the mountains around the southe

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Mampei Hotel

This hotel was founded in 1894 and has been hosting famous people ever since it opened. From diplomats to prime ministers and musicians, some of its most well-k

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Hiroshi Senju Museum Karuizawa

Located in the small town of Karuizawa, this museum is dedicated to the artist Hiroshi Senju, a Nihonga painter known for his large-scale waterfall paintings. I