Announcement of “Karuizawa Wakaba Matsuri (Festival of Young Leaves)


Karuizawa Young Leaves Festival” to be held in Karuizawa

Karuizawa Wakaba Festival” will be held from April 27 (Sat) to June 3 (Mon).

 We are planning a variety of events during the period, so please join us.


Each event is subject to cancellation or postponement due to various reasons.


Scheduled Events


Spring Horseback Riding Experience (by reservation only)

Date April 27 (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)

       advance reservation required

Entry fee: 3 years old to junior high school students 1,500 yen

       Adults 2,500 yen


Bird-watching gatherings (by appointment only)

Date April 27 (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)

       advance reservation required

Entry fee 300 yen (free for junior high school students and younger)

       Binoculars available for rent (for a fee)


Gathering of mountain stream fishing

Date April 27 (Saturday)


Place: Around Yugawa Bridge

Participation Fee Free

Fishing tackle (fishing rods, traps, bait, etc.)

*Fishing tackle is not available for rent.

Parking Karuizawa Town Hall parking lot (parking is not allowed on the riverbed)


Applications and inquiries about the above three events

Karuizawa Town Hall Tourism and Economy Section TEL 0267-45-8579


Grand Festa 2024 Spring SDGs Marche

Date May 3 (Fri., holiday) – May 5 (Sun., holiday)

Inquiries: Karuizawa Hachijishiniwa TEL.0267-45-0037


Kumano Koutai Shrine Prayer Festival

Date May 15 (Wed.), 13:00-

Place: Precincts of Kumano Koutai Shrine, Touge-machi

Contents Dedication dance, prayer for fertility and traffic safety, etc.


Karuizawa Half Marathon 2024 (39th Road Race in Karuizawa)

Date May 19 (Sun.), rain or shine Start 9:00~.

Place: From/to Karuizawa Prince Hotel Ski Area Parking Lot

Half Marathon 21.0975km (General Men and General Women)

       Family Pair 2.1km (parent/guardian over 20 years old and elementary school student)

Inquiries: Shinano Mainichi Shimbun, Business Department

       Karuizawa Half Marathon Secretariat




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Karuizawa ITF Masters Tour 2024

Date May 18 (Sat.) – 21 (Tue.)

Place Kazakoshi Park Outdoor Tennis Court


 tel. 042-580-4601


15th Gran Fondo Karuizawa

Date May 25 (Sat.) and 26 (Sun.) (rain or shine)

Course Saturday In Karuizawa Town

       Sunday Round Asama, Asama Minami-Foothills

Category The Gourmet Fond Karuizawa

       The Tandem Fondo Karuizawa

       Enjoy Karuizawa

       Gran Fondo Karuizawa

Deadline April 8 (Monday)

Inquiries: Gran Fondo Karuizawa Secretariat




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2024 Karuizawa Veteran Tennis Tournament

Date May 21 (Tuesday) – 26 (Sunday)

Events Men’s Singles & Doubles

       Women’s Singles & Doubles

Place Kazakoshi Park Outdoor Tennis Court

Inquiries Karuizawa Tennis Association



Let’s walk in the budding Karuizawa

Date May 25 (Sat.) & 26 (Sun.)

Participation Fee Free

Acceptance 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:30 (Reception and departure at any time)

(Meet at least 10 minutes before each)

       *Canceled in case of heavy rain or warnings

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


The 21st Giro de Karuizawa

Date May 25 (Sat.) & 26 (Sun.)

Place: Le Grand Karuizawa and around the town

Inquiries Giro de Karuizawa Executive Committee

       tel. 0267-45-4271

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Karuizawa Futures 2024

Date Qualifying Round May 26 (Sun.) – 27 (Mon.)

       Main Draw May 28 (Tuesday) – June 2 (Sunday)

Place: Karuizawakai Tennis Court

Inquiries: Karuizawakai Tennis Court TEL. 0267-42-2170


Karuizawa Pension Festa 2024 Spring

Date June 1 (Sat.), 2 (Sun.)

Place: Karuizawa Kazakoshi Park Court and others

Capacity Men’s Doubles

       Women’s Doubles

       mixed doubles

       Total 125 groups of 250 people

Deadline May 12 (Sun.)

Application address Each participating pension

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Free distribution of greening trees and immediate sale of actual trees

Date June 1 (Saturday)

Place: Karuizawa Town Hall Parking Lot

       *First 1,000 people to arrive for the distribution event.

Inquiries: Karuizawa Town Tourism and Economy Division TEL. 0267-45-8579


18th National Golf Open for the Disabled Nagano Tournament in Karuizawa, Shinshu

Date June 3 (Monday)

Venue Karuizawa 72 Golf

Playing fee and

Participation fee 12,000-13,000 yen

Capacity 140 persons

Deadline May 7 (Monday)

Inquiries: Convention Secretariat TEL: 0267-25-2727 FAX: 0267-25-6685

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