Kumobaike, Karuizawa-machi

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A photogenic man-made pond set in lush greenery, Kumobaike provides a great spot to relax some 1.5 km (1 mi) from Karuizawa station. Enjoy watching water birds and the changing colors of offshore leaves with a wide variety of flowers artfully arranged around the lake. A well-maintained 20-minute path leads around the pond. Also known as a “swan lake,” the pond now offers home to whole families of ducks. The mirror-like lake surface provides a sense of tranquility, making this a popular spot for locals and tourists. Catch a bus seven minutes from Karuizawa station and get off at Roppontsuji bus stop to reach the pond. With our online itinerary creator, Karuizawa-machi attractions like Kumobaike can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • October 2, 2017
    Can be refreshing, but still bright green. I think it is reflected in the pond when the autumn leaves are great. You want to come again after 1 month.
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  • September 25, 2017
    Karuizawa's autumn is greater than no pond, tourist bus many times tourists flock. So, quietly enjoying the fall foliage atmosphere is not. I think more Karuizawa is a lot of foliage spots off the beaten path, so why go here. Jam was amazing.
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  • September 24, 2017
    Take the individual Userboxes/Time to slowly walk in a circle! Best still on the side of a surname located dining hall pool motionless 輕 food or drink tea or have a little wine. In February I come over, according to the San Francisco beauty Sheng collection.
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A well-visited upscale mountain resort, Karuizawa-machi offers a wide range of classy accommodations ranging from luxurious hotels to family-run bed and breakfasts and inns. A number of specialty lodgings and resort hotels since the Meiji era have housed members of the Japanese royal family and other illustrious guests. Hotels line both sides of the railway, including a few mid-range establishments. A smattering of inexpensive bed and breakfasts cater to budget travelers, but you have to drive 20 minutes from the downtown.
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