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Lectures by Karuizawa Ecotourism Promotion Council] Karuizawa’s Nature and History: Learning, Thinking, and Communicating – Part 1: “Ecotourism in Karuizawa” and Part 2: “The Nakasendo Route and the Three Asamanekoshi Inns”.

Karuizawa Town flourished in ancient times as a post town along the Nakasendo Highway. Since the Meiji era (1868-1912), the town has developed into a unique international health resort in a lush natural environment, and is now one of the most popular summer resorts and tourist destinations in Japan, attracting more than 8 million visitors annually.
The Karuizawa Ecotourism Promotion Council will hold a lecture meeting in order to convey to as many people as possible the splendor of Karuizawa’s nature, history, and culture, which have been built up by our predecessors, and to pass them on to future generations.
Anyone interested in the nature, history, and culture of Karuizawa is welcome to attend. Participation is available on-site or online (Zoom), and those who register will also be able to view the recorded archive at a later date.

About the Karuizawa Ecotourism Promotion Council…
In 2018, the Karuizawa Ecotourism Promotion Council was established to create programs that utilize the natural environment around the nature trails and forest roads in the town’s national and national parks that utilize nature, history, and culture, as well as the historic Nakasendo Road from the Kumano Imperial Shrine to Oiwajuku, in keeping with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) being promoted around the world. In May 2023, the Ministry of the Environment, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, and Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries recognized the Karuizawa Ecotourism Promotion Plan as meeting the criteria of the Ecotourism Promotion Law.

Lecture hosted by Karuizawa Ecotourism Promotion Council
Karuizawa’s Nature and History – Learning, Thinking, and Communicating

Session 1: “Ecotourism in Karuizawa”.
 Speaker: Shinya Kusubu, President, Nonprofit Corporation Piccio
Date] Saturday, March 16, 2024, 14:00-16:00

Part 2: “The Route of Nakasendo and the Three Inns of Asamanegoshi”
Speaker: Yutaka Kishimoto, Director, Nakasendo 69th Street Museum

Date] Saturday, March 23, 2024, 14:00-16:00
Place】Karuizawa Town Tourism Promotion Center or online (Zoom)
Participation Fee] Free of charge
*Anyone interested in the nature, history, and culture of the town of Karuizawa is welcome to attend. If you cannot make it on the day of the event, you can view the recorded archive at a later date.
Please apply using the application form below.
Application deadline: 1 week prior to each event date. Please note that “Planned Participation” on the event page alone does not constitute an official application.
Organizer: Karuizawa Ecotourism Promotion Council / Sponsor: Karuizawa Tourist Association / Secretariat: Karuizawa Travel & Consulting

☆ The 1st Meeting on Ecotourism in Karuizawa (March 16)
☆ The 2nd Nakasendo Route and the three Asamanekoshi inns (March 23)


Date & Time Session 1: Saturday, March 16, 2024, 14:00-16:00
Session 2: Saturday, March 23, 2024, 14:00-16:00
Location Karuizawa Tourism Promotion Center or online (Zoom)
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