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Things to do in Karuizawa-machi

Shiraito Falls , Karuizawa-machi
See an impressive natural feature at Shiraito Falls, a wide and pleasant waterfall located within a national park. Considered sacred during t
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Historic Walking Area
Kyukaruizawa Ginza-dori , Karuizawa-machi
Saunter down the neatly kept Kyukaruizawa Ginza-dori, the main commercial street of the summer resort town. The shopping area grew extensivel
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Stone Church , Karuizawa-machi
Resembling an entrance to an underground cave complex, Stone Church features leaning stone-and-glass arches arranged like a cut-up boulder in
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Duration: 8 hours
Take in some of the highlights of Nagano with this engaging tour starting with a visit to Zenko-ji Temple – one of the oldest and most important Buddhist temples in Japan - followed by sake tasting and lunch at a nearby restaurant. It's then time to head to the Snow Monkey Park and its world-famous hot spring-bathing monkeys! All led by a locally-based English-speaking guide, this tour is a great way to see the best that Nagano has to offer and get up close and personal with its most famous furry residents!
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Shopping Mall
Harunire Terrace , Karuizawa-machi
Browse the stores and rest up at the eateries of Harunire Terrace, a wooden mall that forms part of a resort. Blending in harmoniously with t
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Shopping Mall
Over 200 international brands await you at Karuizawa prince shopping plaza, a vast mall that spans six blocks of outlet stores in a picturesq
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Recommended Karuizawa-machi tours


Shopping Malls · Waterfalls · Historic Walking Areas
The only city in the world to have hosted both summer and winter Olympics, the resort town of Karuizawa-machi boasts clean air, impressive mountain scenery, and many outdoor activities and hot springs. Its laid-back downtown area standing at an elevation of 1,000 m (3,281 ft) features chic restaurants and cafes amidst larch and birch trees, all against the backdrop of Mount Asama, one of Japan's most active volcanoes. A vacation in Karuizawa-machi offer visitors numerous upmarket leisure activities like bowling, cycling, horseback riding and golf; many wealthy Tokyoites and foreign traders have second homes here. Take some easy hikes to reach nearby falls and ponds, and when you get tired of the outdoors, try shopping in the historic downtown area packed with interesting shops. With the Inspirock international travel planner, Karuizawa-machi and other destinations across the globe can be made central to your personalized travel plans.

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Where to stay in Karuizawa-machi

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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