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Karuizawa Wakaba Festival” will be held from May 1 to June 6, 2021!

Karuizawa Young Leaves Festival” to be held in Karuizawa

Karuizawa Wakaba Festival” will be held from May 1, 2021 (Sat) to June 6, 2021 (Sun).
We are planning a variety of events during the period and look forward to your participation.
Also included in the Wakaba Festival pamphlet is a coupon for discounts on lodging at museums and guest houses. Please take advantage of this coupon as well.

*Please take your temperature and check your health condition one week prior to each event, and be sure to wear a mask on the day of the event. Please refrain from participating in the event if you are not in good physical condition. Please understand that if you have a high body temperature when we take your temperature at the event venue on the day of the event, you may be asked to refrain from participating.

*Please check the Karuizawa Town Hall website for the latest information.

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Spring Horseback Riding Experience (by reservation only)

Date May 1, 2021 (Saturday)
    (1) 9:00-10:30
    (2) 10:30-12:00
Place Tsuchiya Riding Club
Capacity: (1) (2) 20 people each (deadline when the number of participants reaches the limit)
Entry fee: 3 years old to junior high school students 1,000 yen
    Adults 2,000 yen

Bird-watching gatherings (by appointment only)

Date May 1, 2021 (Saturday)
Gathering Karuizawa Wild Bird Forest (in front of Picchio Visitor Center)
Capacity: 40 people (deadline is as soon as the number of participants reaches the limit)
Entry fee 300 yen (free for junior high school students and under)
    Binoculars available for rent (for a fee)

Gathering of mountain stream fishing

Date May 1, 2021 (Saturday)
Place: Around Yugawa Bridge
Participation Fee Free
Fishing tackle (fishing rods, traps, bait, etc.)
For applications and inquiries regarding the above three events, please contact
Karuizawa Town Hall Tourism and Economy Section TEL 0267-45-8579

Kumano Kotai Shrine Spring Festival

Date May 15, 2021 (Saturday)
Place: Precincts of Kumano Koutai Shrine, Touge-machi
Contents Dedication of Kagura (Shinto music and dance), prayer for fertility and traffic safety, etc.

12th Gran Fondo Karuizawa

Date May 22 (Sat.) and 23 (Sun.), 2021 (rain or shine)
Course Saturday In Karuizawa Town
    Sunday Mt. Asama round trip
Category The Gourmet Fond Karuizawa
      The Tande Fond Karuizawa
      Enjoy Karuizawa (Cancelled )
      Gran Fondo Karuizawa 2400 (Cancelled )
Deadline Monday, April 12, 2021
Inquiries: Gran Fondo Karuizawa Secretariat (Tokyo Office)
      tel: 03-3564-2361
      fax 03-3564-5238
      E-mail granfondo@brandex.co.jp
Home Page http://granfondo-karuizawa.com/

Let’s walk in the budding Karuizawa

*Both the 28th and 29th have been cancelled.
Date May 28 (Fri.) and 29 (Sat.), 2021
Participation Fee Free
Acceptance 10:00, 10:20, 11:00, 11:30 (Reception and departure at any time)
Gathering: Old Karuizawa Rotary (in front of the police box)
Course (1) Old Karuizawa Rotary (in front of the police box) – Kumoba Pond
    (2) Old Karuizawa Rotary (in front of police box) – Old Karuizawa Ginza area
    *Takes about 1 hour.
Advance application not required
Inquiries: Karuizawa Tourist Association TEL 0267-41-3850

Karuizawa Pension Festa 2021 Spring

Date June 5 (Sat.) and 6 (Sun.), 2021
Place: Tennis courts around Shiozawa, Karuizawa
Capacity: 50 pairs of men’s doubles, 100 players
    Women’s Doubles 100 pairs, 200 people
    Mixed doubles 150 pairs 300 players
Deadline May 16, 2021 (Sunday)
Application to Karuizawa Pension Festa Office and each participating pension
    TEL 0267-46-1396 (in Pension Thistle)

Shinanoji Nature Trail Hiking

Bus service dates May 1 (Sat.) – June 6 (Sun.), 2021
Admission Adult 2,000 yen, Child 1,200 yen (with light meal)
(Karuizawa Station North Exit Bus Stop No. 2 ⇒ Mine-no-chaya) (Kose Onsen => Karuizawa Station North Exit Bus Stop No. 2)
Course Strolling Course
      Mine-no-chaya – Shiraito Falls (3 km walk, 40 min.)
      Shiraito Falls – Ryuukanashi Falls (3.5 km walk, 60 min.)
      Ryuukeshi no Taki – Oze Onsen (1.5 km walk, 20 min.)
      *There will be no guide, so guests will be on their own to enjoy the hike.

Due to prevention of the spread of the new coronavirus, the following events have been cancelled

May 9, 2021 Acorn Planting Ceremony in Nagakurayama National Forest Cancelled
May 28-29, 2021 Let’s Walk in Budding Karuizawa
June 6, 2021 Free distribution and sale of green trees at the parking lot of Karuizawa Town Hall Cancelled
July 31, 2021 Karuizawa Yusuge no Tsudoi Karuizawa Prince Hotel West Cancelled

About the 12th Gran Fondo Karuizawa

Category Enjoy Karuizawa and Gran Fondo Karuizawa 2400 are cancelled due to the new coronavirus infection. The Gourmet Fondo Karuizawa and The Tandem Fondo Karuizawa are scheduled to be held.

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