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What to Do in Karuizawa

Karuizawa is a place where the finer things in life are gathered together for the joy and pleasure of visitors, some of which are the Tokyo elite who come to this part of Nagano Prefecture to relax and enjoy the finer things in life. That said, the town is not exclusive to this elite and those finer things also include activities for all budgets with the pristine nature of the area accessible to all.

What to Do in Karuizawa

Index

  • Nature Walks

  • Hitting the Golf Course

  • Karuizawa’s Hot Springs

  • Shopping at Prince Shopping Plaza

  • Nature Walks

    Nature Walks

    Nature Walks

    Karuizawa’s nature walks are very popular and are at the top of the list of things to do in this quaint town. Make sure you pack a good pair of walking or hiking shoes as these will be essential to explore the natural beauty of the forests, mountains, and trails of Karuizawa. Not far from Kyu Karuizawa one easy nature walk is the trail around Kumobaike Pond. Nicknamed the “Swan Lake” by the first foreigners who settled here, Kumobaike is perfect for seeing birds chirping, the changing foliage of the trees reflected in the calm waters, and simply to enjoy a refreshing walk through nature without having to go far. For those looking for something more wild and challenging, the Usui Pass Trail and the Wild Bird Sanctuary are other excellent alternatives.

    Karuizawa
    Address
    Nagano Pref. Kitasakugunkaruizawamachi Karuizawa ()
    Phone
  • Hitting the Golf Course

    Hitting the Golf Course

    Hitting the Golf Course

    One sport Karuizawa is synonymous with is golf, and for the enthusiast, there are several top courses to choose from. The majority of the golf courses in the town are operated by Prince Hotels & Resorts and the best way for a non-member to tee up is by staying at one of the chain’s hotels: The Prince Villa Karuizawa, The Prince Karuizawa, Karuizawa Asama Prince Hotel, Karuizawa Prince Hotel East, and Karuizawa Prince Hotel West. Staying here will get you within a short drive of the best golf courses in town. Karuizawa 72 Golf in particular is set over 6 different courses and 108 holes, letting players choose where to play depending on their level.

    Kumoba Pond
    Address
    Nagano Pref. Kitasakugunkaruizawamachi Karuizawa
    Phone
    0267425538
  • Karuizawa’s Hot Springs

    Karuizawa’s Hot Springs

    Karuizawa’s Hot Springs

    In Karuizawa, leisure and relaxation go hand in hand with the town's hot spring baths. With so many resorts found in this vacation hot spot, there are several onsen that will have you bathing in soothing water while contemplating nature at close hand. Hoshinoya’s Tombo-no-Yu is probably is at the top of the list for many visitors and rightly so. But if you appreciate an onsen bath all to yourself and a bit off the beaten path, we recommend you head to the bath at Shiotsubo Onsen Hotel. The water here is said to have high wound-healing properties and the view of the rocky garden is very relaxing. Try the onsen between 9pm to 10pm and you are likely to have the bath all to yourself. If you happen to be staying at Koya Backpackers, buy the ticket from the owner at a small discount.

    Kyukaru Ginza (Kyu-Karuizawa Ginza Street)
    Address
    Nagano Pref. Kitasakugunkaruizawamachi Karuizawa
    Phone
    0267425538
  • Shopping at Prince Shopping Plaza

    Shopping at Prince Shopping Plaza

    Shopping at Prince Shopping Plaza

    For snacks, omiyage, and curios, Kyu Karuizawa Ginza Dori is the place to go during the day, but for serious shopping and to get your hands on the top brands at discount prices, then the Prince Shopping Plaza, Japan’s largest outlet shopping mall, should not be skipped. This is an open air shopping mall that at times feels more like an amusement park. The mall includes West, Central, and East sections packed with over 200 shops, wide garden areas, and a food court called Aji No Machi which is open until 10pm. Even if you are not looking to shop, it is a great location for hanging out and keeping children entertained. Visit the gardens at the centre of the shopping plaza and enjoy the lit up scene. A shuttle bus connects the mall with Karuizawa Station so you can fit in a shopping experience just prior to catching the shinkansen back to Tokyo.

    Shopping at Prince Shopping Plaza

    Shopping at Prince Shopping Plaza

    Karuizawa
    Address
    Nagano Pref. Kitasakugunkaruizawamachi Karuizawa ()
    Phone
    Kumoba Pond
    Address
    Nagano Pref. Kitasakugunkaruizawamachi Karuizawa
    Phone
    0267425538
    The Prince Villa Karuizawa
    Address
    Karuizawa-cho, Kitasaku-gun Nagano
    Phone
    0267-42-1113
    Karuizawa Prince Hotel
    rating 17 Reviews
    Address
    1016-75 Karuizawa, Karuizawa-machi, Saku-gun, Nagano Prefecture
    Phone
    0267-42-1111
  • Karuizawa Asama Prince Hotel
    Address
    Minami-Karuizawa, Hocchi Nagano
    Phone
    0267-48-0001

    2019/05/10Check-in (2 persons per room)※Nightly fee per person Update date:2019/04/26

    軽井沢プリンスホテル イースト
    Address
    Karuizawa, Karuizawa-town, Kitasaku-gun Nagano
    Phone
    0267-45-8695
    Karuizawa Prince Hotel
    rating 17 Reviews
    Address
    1016-75 Karuizawa, Karuizawa-machi, Saku-gun, Nagano Prefecture
    Phone
    0267-42-1111
    Karuizawa 72 Golf
    rating 2 Reviews
    Address
    Nagano Kitasaku-gun Karuizawamachi Hotchi Minami Karuizawa
    Phone
    0267480072
    軽井沢72ゴルフ南コース
    Address
    長野県北佐久郡軽井沢町発地南軽井沢
    Phone
    0267-48-0072
  • 軽井沢72ゴルフ北コース
    Address
    長野県北佐久郡軽井沢町発地南軽井沢
    Phone
    0267-48-0072
    Hoshinoya Karuizawa
    Address
    Nagano Kitasaku Karuizawamachi
    Phone
    0267456000
    Hoshino Hot Spring Tonbo-no-yu
    Address
    Nagano Pref. Kitasakugunkaruizawamachi Nagakura 2148
    Phone
    0267443580
    Shiotsubo Onsen Hotel
    Address
    2148 Nagakura, Karuizawa-machi, Kitasaku-gun, Nagano Prefecture
    Phone
    0267-45-5441

    2019/05/10Check-in (2 persons per room)※Nightly fee per person Update date:2019/04/26

    Kyukaru Ginza (Kyu-Karuizawa Ginza Street)
    Address
    Nagano Pref. Kitasakugunkaruizawamachi Karuizawa
    Phone
    0267425538
  • Karuizawa Prince Shopping Plaza
    rating 8 Reviews
    Address
    Nagano Pref. Kitasakugunkaruizawamachi Karuizawa
    Phone
    0267425211
    旧三笠ホテル
    Address
    長野県北佐久郡軽井沢町大字軽井沢1339-342
    Phone
    0267-42-7072
  • 軽井沢プリンスホテルゴルフコース
    Address
    長野県北佐久郡軽井沢町軽井沢1016
    Phone
    0267-42-8811
    Karuizawa 72 Golf
    rating 2 Reviews
    Address
    Nagano Kitasaku-gun Karuizawamachi Hotchi Minami Karuizawa
    Phone
    0267480072
  • 軽井沢ショー記念礼拝堂
    Address
    長野県北佐久郡軽井沢町大字軽井沢57-1
    Phone
    0267-42-4740
  • サンクゼール・ワイナリー 軽井沢旧道店
    Address
    長野県北佐久郡軽井沢町大字軽井沢旧軽井沢750-3
    Phone
    0267-41-3903
  • Karuizawa Prince Shopping Plaza
    rating 8 Reviews
    Address
    Nagano Pref. Kitasakugunkaruizawamachi Karuizawa
    Phone
    0267425211
  • 白糸の滝
    Address
    長野県北佐久郡軽井沢町
    Phone
  • 軽井沢高原教会
    Address
    長野県北佐久郡軽井沢町星野
    Phone
    0267-45-3333
  • Hoshinoya Karuizawa
    Address
    Nagano Kitasaku Karuizawamachi
    Phone
    0267456000
  • ハルニレテラス
    Address
    長野県北佐久郡軽井沢町長倉2148
    Phone
    0267-45-5853
  • Hoshino Hot Spring Tonbo-no-yu
    Address
    Nagano Pref. Kitasakugunkaruizawamachi Nagakura 2148
    Phone
    0267443580
  • ピッキオ
    Address
    長野県北佐久郡軽井沢町星野 軽井沢野鳥の森ピッキオビジターセンター
    Phone
    0267-45-7777
  • セゾン現代美術館
    Address
    長野県北佐久郡軽井沢町長倉芹ケ沢2140
    Phone
    0267-46-2020
  • Koya Backpackers(コウヤ バックパッカーズ)
    Address
    長野県北佐久郡軽井沢町長倉2147-500
    Phone
    070-2654-6868
  • 軽井沢アイスパーク
    Address
    長野県北佐久郡軽井沢町発地1154-1
    Phone
    0267-48-5555
  • 軽井沢タリアセン
    Address
    長野県北佐久郡軽井沢町大字長倉217
    Phone
    0267-46-6161
  • 軽井沢レイクガーデン
    Address
    長野県北佐久郡軽井沢町 レイクニュータウン
    Phone
    0267-48-1608
  • 軽井沢千住博美術館
    Address
    長野県北佐久郡軽井沢町長倉815
    Phone
    0267-46-6565
  • ツルヤ軽井沢店
    Address
    長野県北佐久郡軽井沢町長倉2707
    Phone
    0267-46-1811
  • ルオムの森 スウィートグラスアドベンチャー
    Address
    群馬県吾妻郡長野原町北軽井沢1984-43
    Phone
    0279-84-3369
  • ヤッホーブルーイング 佐久醸造所
    Address
    長野県佐久市小田井1119-1
    Phone
    0120-28-4747
  • 熊野皇大神社
    Address
    長野県北佐久郡軽井沢町峠町2
    Phone
    0267-42-5749
  • 追分宿
    Address
    長野県北佐久郡軽井沢町大字追分
    Phone
    0267-45-1466
  • 浅間山
    Address
    群馬県吾妻郡嬬恋村
    Phone
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