Model Course] Rickshaw Plan with a jinrikisha rickshaw driver (“Nature”, “Landscape” and “Architecture” courses to visit famous Karuizawa sights)

Model Course

This rickshaw course takes visitors on a rickshaw ride to spots where they can learn more about historic Karuizawa. *These spots are also related to the Karuizawa Web Test.

You can also make a reservation for a rickshaw by clicking "Click here for rickshaw reservations" at the bottom of the page. Our jinrikisha drivers know Karuizawa very well and will take you to the best spots according to the season.


Karuizawa Station

Base for sightseeing in Karuizawa

Karuizawa Station is easily accessible by the Hokuriku Shinkansen Line, which takes approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes from Tokyo Station and 2 hours from Kanazawa Station, and is the base for sightseeing in Karuizawa, served by the Hokuriku Shinkansen Line and the Shinano Railway.

Approx. 4 minutes + 5 minutes walk


Karuizawa Sightseeing Rickshaw Stop

Boarding point (in front of Karuizawa Post Office, Old Karuizawa Ginza)

Rickshaw Plan with a jinrikisha rickshaw driver
Nature", "Landscape", and "Architecture" course to visit famous places in Karuizawa

(Time required: about 60 minutes)


Karuizawakai Tennis Court

Tennis court associated with the Imperial Family

A members-only tennis court located on the east side of Old Karuizawa Ginza Street, at the corner of Shaw Street and Auditorium Street.
It is famous as the place where Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress met. You can view it from outside the fence and enjoy the atmosphere.


Karuizawa Union Church

Quaint wooden church

Established in 1897, the church has a long history that transcends denominational differences.
Even today, the philosophy of the founding philosophy is maintained and meetings, music concerts, Japanese language school, and other events are held.


Saisei Muroo Memorial Hall

A beautifully constructed garden with moss growing all over the garden.

Saisei Muroo was a leading poet and novelist of Japanese literature active from the Taisho period to the mid-Showa period. This memorial hall is a renovated villa built in 1931, and in this house he interacted with many writers, including Hori Tatsuo, Tsumura Nobuo, Tachihara Dozo, Kawabata Yasunari, and Shiga Naoya.

You can get off the rickshaw and enter the museum for sightseeing. *No entrance fee


Karuizawa Shaw Memorial Chapel

A church nestled in a grove of trees

The oldest church in Karuizawa was the missionary church of the Canadian Alexander Croft Shaw, known as the "Father of Karuizawa," who made Karuizawa known as a summer resort.
Alexander Croft Shaw's villa has been restored next to the church as the "Shaw House Memorial.

You can get off the rickshaw and go sightseeing.


Manpyo Hotel

A classic hotel representing Japan

Mampei Hotel was the first Western-style hotel in Karuizawa, and continues to convey its history and culture to this day.
The "Honkan Alpine Pavilion," which has been a favorite of celebrities and political figures from Japan and abroad, is a registered tangible cultural property of Japan.


Kumobaike Pond

Karuizawa's representative scenic spot

Also known as "Swan Lake," this small pond has a very serene atmosphere with beautiful seasonal reflections on its surface.
The view is especially spectacular during the season of fresh greenery and autumn leaves.

You can get off the rickshaw and go sightseeing.


Kashima no Mori Dori

A large tree with the history of the villa area

This area of Karuizawa is lined with large villa complexes.
Surrounded by mossy stone walls and trees, visitors can enjoy the fresh air typical of Karuizawa.
Please enjoy the scenery of Karuizawa's villa area surrounded by beautiful trees, which can be toured only with a jinrikisha, along with the jinrikisha driver's stories.


Karuizawa Sightseeing Rickshaw Stop

Alighting point (in front of Karuizawa Post Office, Old Karuizawa Ginza)

Return to the Karuizawa sightseeing rickshaw stop,
This will be the end of the "Nature," "Landscape," and "Architecture" courses, which will take you around Karuizawa's famous landmarks.

Kyu-Karuizawa Ginza Dori, where the rickshaw stop is located, is the main street of Kyu-Karuizawa. Both sides of the 750-meter-long shopping street are lined with long-established bakeries, coffee shops, souvenir stores, and eateries.

After the course, please continue to enjoy sightseeing in Karuizawa.

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