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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  • The former weeks see a friend on the boat is still a beautiful picture, but unfortunately we arrived at the time the maple leaves have not been and started the renovation, although it is a pity but can see that this is worth a visit to the place, before the development please pay attention to the renovation information
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  • We were lucky this time in visiting Kumobaike by the end of Oct this year. Although it was a rainy day but the colored background with tree leaves changing in color attracted many tourists to take a s...  more »
  • It may be that the time is not quite right, the viewer Aleppo more, and can see the angle is a bit limited limit, so it becomes a photo after leaving, not much sense of motion or shock is
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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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