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

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Mikado Coffee

Located on Karuizawa's popular Ginza-dori shopping street, this 2-story café is one of the oldest coffee roasters in town. Aside from coffee, they also offer so

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Kawakami An (Karuizawa)

Located in the popular tourist town of Karuizawa, this restaurant specializes in handmade soba noodles. It also offers a great selection of Japanese rice wines,

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Coriss

Located south of the Ginza-dori shopping street, Coriss is a home goods store offering an array of times, including serving ware and ceramics in retro designs a

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万平ホテル カフェテラス(餐厅)

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Asama Stove

Located a 15-minute walk from Karuizawa Station, Asama Stove specializes in wood burning stoves. They also offer a great selection of cabin-life goods, includin

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Restaurant Keiki

Located inside the Otowa no Mori hotel, this high-end French restaurant presents daily changing multiple-course menus using local, seasonal ingredients from Nag

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Natural Cafeina

Located in the mountainous town of Karuizawa, this third-wave coffee house offers various selections of single-origin and blend coffees. The menu includes break

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Hotel Marroad Karuizawa

This hotel is a European-style accommodation situated about 10 minutes from Karuizawa station on foot. The hotel restaurant offers French cuisine and a sizeable

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Kyu Usui Pass Sightseeing Trail and Sunset Point

A 20-minute walk from Karuizawa station, this route follows part of the Nakasendo Trail, one of five Edo Period (1603-1868) mountain hikes maintained by the Tok

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Natur

Located in the Harunire Terrace shopping area, this store offers an array of Scandinavian crafts, furniture, clothing, and home goods, as well as vintage cerami

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Il Sogno Trattoria

Conveniently located at Harunire Terrace, Il Sogno serves Italian cuisine using local Nagano ingredients. The handmade pasta and pizza doughs are made with loca

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Bakery & Restaurant Sawamura (Karuizawa Harunire Terrace)

Located at Harunire Terrace in Karuizawa, Sawamura is a combined restaurant, bakery, and café. The bakery offers French-style bread and pastries, some of them i

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Kevin's Bar

Located only a short walk from Karuizawa Station, this standing bar is run by American owner Kevin Meyerson. The drink selection includes red, white, and sparkl

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Karuizawa Kogen Church

Located next to the upscale Bleston Court Hotel, the Kogen Church is a popular spot for couples to get married. A number of music concerts are held here through