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Tourist Attractions in Karuizawa

Karuizawa is the town where abundant nature and city bustle get together.
Tourists enjoy different things in their own way,
such as sports, art, culture, and shopping.
Please find your own way to spend your relaxing holidays in the comfy clear air of Karuizawa.

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Culture / Art

Former Mikasa Hotel (Important Cultural Properties of Japan)
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Important cultural asset and Former Mikasa Hotel

A Western-style hotel calmly standing in the larch forest. It used to be widely known as "Rokumeikan in Karuizawa," a popular social venue for the upper class people such as governors and intellectuals.

Japan SeiKoKai Karuizawa Shaw Memorial Chapel

Japan SeiKoKai Karuizawa Shaw Memorial Chapel

Karuizawa's oldest Chapel built in 1895, which is located in the forest at the end of Old Karuizawa Ginza shopping street. The Chapel is open 365 days a year as an oasis for all visitors to Karuizawa.

Karuizawa New Art Museum

Karuizawa New Art Museum

The museum’s mission is focused on reframing Japanese artwork into a global conversation on artistic innovation. It works to spread knowledge in and out of Japan regarding superb Japanese art created during Japan’s post-war period.

Trick Art Museum Karuizawa

Trick Art Museum Karuizawa

Use all of your five senses to enjoy the world of trick art at this unique museum located right at the entrance of Old Karuizawa Ginza.

Hiroshi Senju Museum
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Hiroshi Senju Museum

Having an open-space museum building on the natural slope at its center, the museum consists of gallery, museum shop, bakery cafe, and color leaf garden set up around the property. Please see for yourself the unification of art and architecture in the abundant nature of Karuizawa.

Karuizawa Picturebook Museum
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Karuizawa Picturebook Museum

The museum exhibits works by authors of the modern era including a number of first prints and original images. Discover the world of picturebook through its various seasonal exhibitions.

Karuizawa Ohga Hall

Karuizawa Ohga Hall

The pentagon shaped hall was built as it would have the ideal sound effects. The warmth of the timber is said to add to the depth of sounds for years to come. Its aim is to envelop visitors in the beauty of nature and the impressions of the music.

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Kaikoen Gaeden

Kaikoen is the ruins of Komoro Castle which was also called as "Hakutsuru (white crane) Castle" and "Suigetsu (drunken moon) Castle." There is a large wooden tablet of calligraphy by Prince Tokugawa Iesato on San no Mon (the third gate), that simply reads "Kaikoen."

Nature

Karuizawa Shiraito Falls

Karuizawa Shiraito Falls

Located at the source of the Yukawa River, the Shiraito Falls is where hundreds of thin streams just like Shiraito (white thread) falls into the curved rock wall and gives you pleasant coolness.

Kumoba Pond

Kumoba Pond

The pond is where the reflection of the seasonal trees in the gentle water surface creates a beautiful scenery. The fresh spring greenery and the colourful autumn leaves make it a must-see destination in Karuizawa.

Usui-touge Miharashidai

Usui-touge Miharashidai

It is an observation park located near the summit of Usui Pass at an altitude of 1,200m. This is the prefecture boundary between Nagano and Gunma where you could overlook the Southern Alps, Yatsugatake, and Mount Asama. Near the entrance of the platform and along the old Nakasendo trail, there are wayside teahouses for you to try famous local sweets called Chikaramochi. You can also enjoy forest bathing while taking a stroll on the walking trails.

Japanese larch row of trees on Mikasa street

Japanese larch row of trees on Mikasa street

Mikasa Street is the road that leads from the Kyu-Karuizawa Rotary to the Former Mikasa Hotel. There are larch trees lined up along the street that has been selected as one of the 100 beautiful roadside trees in Japan. This is a great place to cherish the seasonal transition in Karuizawa, looking for larch buds in eary summer and driving yellow golden road in the autumn leaf season.

Onioshidashi Park

Onioshidashi Park

The park is the art of lava, shaped by volcanic sediment deposited during the 1783 big eruption of Mount Asama.

Sengataki

Sengataki

The falls in the calm valley which has the walking trails straight to its basin, with unique atmospheric natural landscape all around.

Shopping

Karuizawa Prince Shopping Plaza

Karuizawa Prince Shopping Plaza

A huge discount shopping mall located just across the road from the South Exit of Karuizawa Station. Within the property rich in nature, the mall has over 240 stores offering internationally famous clothing brands, interior goods, outdoor goods, etc.

Old Karuizawa Ginza
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Old Karuizawa Ginza

A famous shopping street in Karuizawa with many shops attractive to visitors.

Sports / Activities

Karuizawa Prince Snow Resorts

Karuizawa Prince Snow Resorts(winter only)

The resort offers the courses for beginners to advanced, as well as ski rental for your quick and easy skiing experience.

Karuizawa Taliesin
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Karuizawa Taliesin

In Taliesin full of greenery representing the nature of Karuizawa, visitors can not only appreciate art, literature, and historical buildings around Shiozawa Lake, but also refresh themselves by moving their bodies in nature at the amusement facilities.

Karuizawa 72 Golf

Karuizawa 72 Golf

A true grand-scale golf field with a total of 6 courses and 108 holes comprised of 4 areas: East, West, South, and North.

Karuizawa Prince Bowl

Karuizawa Prince Bowl

A spacious bowling alley with 30 lanes that can be enjoyed by all ages. Lanes with no gutters available too.

Rental Bikes

Rental Bikes

Bicycles are rented to our hotel guests.
Please do use it for exploring the surrounding area.

■Where to Order
At the hotel reception
■Rates
2 Hours…¥1,200
4 Hours…¥1,400
6 Hours…¥1,600
7-24 Hours…¥2,000
※Tax is included in the above rates.
■Notes
※Only hotel guests are allowed to rent bikes.
※We have limited number of bikes for rent.
※Bikes are available on a first-come-first-served basis. No reservation required.