About Karuizawa

A little luxury in Karuizawa

The luxury of spending time in Karuizawa varies from person to person. For example, it may be the nature that changes with the seasons, the time that flows slowly, the food that satisfies the soul, the social interaction, or even the healing itself. So, leave the hustle and bustle of everyday life behind and welcome to Wellness Resort Karuizawa.

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Karuizawa is located in the Joshinetsu Kogen National Park, a national park whose highest peak is Mount Asama in the northern part of the city, and is dotted with many natural tourist spots. Karuizawa is dotted with many natural tourist attractions. The cool highlands are home to natural forests spreading their fresh leaves, lakes and marshes filled with clear water, waterfalls, and a variety of flowers and grasses. Hiking, cycling, and other activities are also recommended during the green season.

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Enjoy shopping for food, clothing, and housing in a pleasant location. Karuizawa Prince Shopping Plaza offers approximately 200 stores, including outlet stores of famous brands, interior goods, sundries, sports and outdoor goods, Harunire Terrace, surrounded by clear streams and groves of trees, and the atmospheric Old Karuizawa, to name a few.

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Karuizawa has long been one of the most prestigious resort areas in Japan, and is still home to a variety of prestigious luxury hotels and wedding halls. The special feeling of being surrounded by the slow flow of time and magnificent nature is one of the best parts of this place. Delicious meals, fine drinks, and pleasant chats with friends will refresh your body and soul, and keep you energized for the day ahead.

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Karuizawa in the Meiji era (1868-1912) became increasingly popular among foreigners after missionary Alexander Croft Shaw was impressed by its beautiful nature and climate, and the area attracted buildings that retain a strong sense of Western culture, sophisticated stores, and gourmet foods. Dine at long-established restaurants, stroll through beautiful architecture, and enjoy the classical city that still remains today.

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  • Karuizawa Web Certificate
  • Karuizawa Wedding Association
  • Karuizawa RCC Promotion Council
  • Karuizawa Art Museum Council
  • Karuizawa Resort Telework Association
  • Karuizawa Tourist Guide Association