Shopping and Traveling! Karuizawa Prince Shopping Plaza & Kusatsu Onsen
🌸♨A Resort Spot Where You Can Enjoy Japan's 4 Seasons and Famous Onsen♨⛄
Enjoy Japan's 4 Seasons and Famous Onsen Karuizawa Prince Shopping Plaza & Kusatsu Onsen
From lots of green nature to white snow, Karuizawa is a beautiful place to change your style to go with the colors every season. In order to enjoy this charm as much as possible, the entire shopping mall is decorated like a large park equipped with a large garden, trees, and lakes. There is also Gunma Prefecture's Kusatsu Onsen which is a famous onsen resort that's known for being one of the three major onsens in Japan. This time JAPANKURU brings you the full charms of Karuizawa's seasons and one of Japan's top onsens.
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Beautiful No Matter the Season
Karuizawa Resort Buffet is surrounded by
🌻beautiful flowers in the spring.🌸
The perfect place to lay in the sun!
🌞You can even bring your dogs here to run around~🌳
🍁Karuizawa is the most popular in the fall🍁
❅❄A romantic winter wonderland at Karuizawa❄❅
Convenient shopping facilities - Karuizawa Prince Shopping Plaza
This place has fashion including name brands, groceries, outdoor products, restaurants and more making this one of the major shopping centers in Japan. As a space that can elevate lifestyle to a more exciting and luxurious level, Karuizawa is worth visiting!
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★Karuizawa Prince Shopping Plaza (軽井沢プリンスホテル)
🏢KARUIZAWA PRINCE SHOPPING PLAZA Karuizawa, Karuizawa-machi, Kitasaku-gun, Nagano
⏰ Shops, Food Court, Restaurant, Cafe: 10:00～7:00
Karuizawa Aji no Machi: 11:00～22:00
STARBUCKS COFFEE: 9:30～19:30
TULLY'S COFFEE: 9:30～19:30
(※changes depending on season)
💳VISA, MasterCard, American Express, JCB, Diners Club, and Union Pay credit cards are accepted
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Some of Our Favorite Stores Where You Can Get Karuizawa Goods
◍Karuizawa Resort Buffet Style Restaurant
Floor Guide: NEW EAST
A buffet restaurant that also sells a variety of local Karuizawa produced goods like miso, fruits and veggies, sake, etc.
◍Sawaya Floor Guide: Souvenir Court
100% free of artificial ingredients jam that's available in 50 different fruit flavors! You can even try the fruit jam with the bite-size biscuits at the shop!
◍BETTER LIVING Floor Guide: WEST MALL (W-15)
Here they sell beautifully crafted "MADE IN JAPAN" kitchenware here!
◍ COACH Floor Guide: TREE MALL (TM-08)
The COACH store is really special because here you can touch the items before you buy them. There are also often special collaborations and items for sale that are no longer on the shelves at other branches.
Special Karuizawa Traveling and Seeing Spots
⏰ 5:00 to 9:00pm
- Kusatsu Onsen is a small town nestled in mountains where visitors can experience nature all year round.
Kusatsu Onsen boasts the largest flowing water volume of all hot springs in Japan. The hot springs acidic water has a high quality and concentration of sulfur, hydrogen sulfide, and chloride. Which crystallizes into Kusatsu's "yunohana", a natural bath salt.
- Many people come to Kusatsu Onsen to see a traditional service called "jikan-yu". The hot springs are said to be about 65℃ (149℉), which is, of course, waaaayyyyy too hot to take a bath in. So in order to make it bearable, they stir the hot springs water with long planks to cool it to roughly 48℃ (118℉). This act of stirring the water is called "yumomi."
🚉 Going to Kusatsu Onsen from Karuizawa Station 🚌
After shopping and whatnot, we took a bus from Karuizawa to Kusatsu Onsen. If you go to the bus stop on the other side of Karuizawa Station, you can take a bus directly to Kusatsu Onsen. Bus to Kusatsu Onsen is available at Karuizawa Station No.2 bus stop!
🚌Kusatsu Express Bus (草津交通バス)
One way 2,200 yen
Timetable and other information
Tokyo - Karuizawa → Kusatsu (ENGLISH)
- When the weather is nice (i.e. not in the winter sadly), you can rent a bicycle from the MEGA famous Karuizawa Prince Hotel and go riding all around the city! From bicycles for children and adults, tandem bicycles, electronic bicycles, and mountain bicycles, the rental price is from 1000 yen.
More info on renting a bike here!
- At Kyu-Karuizawa (Karuizawa Ginza), you can find a street full of shops and restaurants! If you want to buy some local souvenirs for your friends and family, this is a good place for you to go. You can find many shops selling local products here.
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