Know Karuizawa

About Karuizawa

Walk with a Tourist Guide

Karuizawa has many attractions, including a villa area surrounded by lush forests, churches and Western-style buildings built after the Meiji era, and monuments to great writers.
Why don’t you visit such Karuizawa’s highlights while strolling around with a tour guide?
The tour will be guided by members of the Karuizawa Tourist Guide Association, who have studied the climate and history of Karuizawa.

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Comments from users

  • This time we came by sightseeing bus (group) and had a guide, but next time I would like to invite my parents and enjoy Karuizawa slowly with a guide.
  • The guide talked about “Karuizawa Life” and I felt attracted to Karuizawa.
  • I have lived in Karuizawa for many years, and I feel that now I can show my guests what is typical of Karuizawa.

Please feel free to apply.

■Guided Courses

Please choose your desired course from the following model courses divided by district. Based on the model course, the tour guide and the visitor will discuss and decide on a guided course to be implemented.

*Highlights of each course are

click here

for highlights of each course.

How to use

    1. Please fill out the application form below or fill out the form for mailing or faxing and mail or fax it to us at least one week prior to your visit. For applications from travel agencies, please contact the Tourism Association Secretariat in advance.
    2. The Karuizawa Tourist Association will contact the “Karuizawa Tourist Guide Association” to determine if a guide is available. If it is possible, we will inform you of the name of the tour guide who will be in charge of the tour. Please note that there are cases in which a tour guide may not be available depending on the availability of tour guides.
    3. The number of tour guides is limited to one person for every 10 people or less. The duration of the tour should not exceed 1 to 2 hours.
    4. For details such as the meeting place with the tour guide and the guided tour course, please discuss with the tour guide in charge at least one day prior to the date of your visit.
    5. Visitors are required to pay 1,000 yen per tour guide as a guide fee. Please give this amount to the tour guide on the day of the tour.

  1. Winter guided tours (from the end of the New Year to the end of February) may not be conducted due to weather conditions (icy road surfaces, etc.) and safety considerations.

Application and Inquiries
(Karuizawa Tourist Association Secretariat
 Phone: 0267-41-3850

(1)Application through the form

(2) Application by mail

   pdf_iconApplication form for Karuizawa Tourist Guide (A4 size) for mail and fax
 Karuizawa Tourist Association, 470-3, Karuizawa-cho, Kitasaku-gun, Nagano 389-0102, Japan

(3)Application by FAX

   pdf_iconApplication form for Karuizawa Tourist Guide (A4 size) for mail and fax
 FAX: 0267-41-3851

(4) For inquiries regarding “Karuizawa Tourist Guide” requests, please contact

 Karuizawa Tourist Association Tel: 0267-41-3850

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