The Best Ways to Enjoy Karuizawa!!

Chubu Shopping Karuizawa 2016.06.30
Nature? Shopping? Cool breeze? Getaways in summer? You got it! These are all the special things about Karuizawa. Actually since the 19th century, lots of Japanese (the rich ones :P) bought houses in Karuizawa as their getaways in summer time.

What come in you mind if we ask you about Karuizawa in Nagano prefecture?

Karuizawa is not just famous for the nice weather in summer, it is also famous for shopping too, for example the Karuizawa Prince Shopping Plaza. If you are looking for somewhere you can enjoy the nature and shopping at the same time, Karuizawa is absolutely the best place for you!

This time, we will show you around Karuizawa in a different way! Ready? LET'S GO!!

What can be cooler than taking Hokuriku Shinkansen to travel around in Japan?

If you decided to visit Karuizawa and other nearby areas in the same trip, we highly recommended you to get the JR TOKYO Wide Pass. You can save your time and money on your trip!!

About the JR TOKYO Wide Pass

The JR TOKYO Wide Pass is a discounted pass for unlimited rides in Tokyo and the surrounding Kanto area. Valid for three days, the pass is good for unlimited rides using reserved seats on ordinary cars on Shinkansen, limited express and other trains in the valid use area. The JR TOKYO Wide Pass makes it easy to visit popular tourist destinations such as Mt. Fuji, Izu and Karuizawa, GALA Yuzawa.

Prices: Adults (12 years old and older) 10,000 yen, Children (6 to 11 years old) 5,000 yen

Official Homepage:

By Shinkansen, you can reach Karuizawa from Tokyo in just an hour!!

After taking some rest on the train, it's time for our Karuizawa Trip!

"Come on, let's take a picture with the Hokuriku Shinkansen!"
"Wait, I wanna take a pic with the Samurai first.........."

(Hey guys, calm down please, we still need to take our friends to look around Karuizawa!)

Cycling Trip in Karuizawa

Remember we said that we would show you around Karuizawa in a different way? This time, we will do some exercise while we are visiting this beautiful city, Karuizawa!

Bicycle Rental Service (Not in service in winter)
Operating Hours: 07:00 - 21:00 (Last rental time at 17:00)
Location 1: Prince Hotel Karuizawa West (near the Kobushi Restaurant)
Location 2: Prince Hotel Karuizawa East (near the Lobby)
Tel.: 0267-42-1111
Price: 1,000 yen (within 2 hours)
Types: Bicycles for children and adults, tandem bicycles, electronic bicycles, and mountain bicycles (limited quantity)
Service starts in the middle of March (depends on the clearance of snow)
Address: Karuizawa Prince Hotel
Karuizawa-machi, Kitasaku-gun, Nagano, 389-0193 Japan
Map: Google Map

Get on your bike and go!!

First, let's go to the shopping street where you can find many shops and cafe. How relaxing it is!!

Karuizawa is a place where you can really relax yourself both physically and emotionally.

Shopping Paradise - Karuizawa Prince Shopping Plaza

Speaking of ways to relieve your stress, how can we miss out SHOPPING!! Hey, it's time to do some shopping at the outlet mall, Karuizawa Prince Shopping Plaza!

Karuizawa Prince Shopping Plaza
Address: Karuizawa, Karuizawa-machi, Kitasakugun, Nagano, 389-0102
Operating Hours:
10:00 - 19:00 (Shops)
10:00 - 19:00 (Food Court)
10:00 - 19:00 (Restaurants; Vary by store)
11:00 - 22:00 (Karuizawa Aji No Machi)
10:00 - 19:00 (Cafe)
09:30 - 19:30 (STARBUCKS COFFEE)
09:30 - 19:30 (TULLY'S COFFEE)
*Store hours vary by season.

Map: Google Map

Lunch Time! Let's have yakiniku (Japanese Grilled Meat) - Aging Beef

For those meat lovers, Aging Beef is the best place for you to recharge your energy before continuing your shopping time. You can find tasty meat at reasonable prices here.

Zone: AJ-09.10.11
Tel.: 0267-46-8581

Best Spot for Afternoon Tea - Mikado Coffee

At Mikado Coffee, you can find high quality coffee beans from around the world. Also, coffee beans are roasted and prepared by professionals for the customers. If you are not into coffee, don't worry, you can still try their popular Mocha Ice Cream!

Zone: CM-08
Tel.: 0267-42-0549

Recommended Shop For You - SALOMON ACR'TERYX

A good news for those sports lovers. You can find a wide selection of sports wear and goods at SALOMON ARC'TERYX. Shall we try the famous GORE-TEX on?

Zone: E-23
Tel.: 0267-41-2256

Recommended Shop For You - nano.universe BASEMENT

Look at me! How do I look today? This is called the Karuizawa Style. Wanna dress like me? You can find fashionable items here at the nano.universe BASEMENT.

Zone: NW-01

On model:
One piece: 10,000 yen with tax
Denim shirt: 8,800 yen with tax (40% off now)
Sandals: 8,424 yen with tax (70% off now)
Handbag (small cosmetic bag included): 17,280 yen with tax (50% off now)

Recommended Shop For You - LE CREUSET

Look at the colorful pots and pans! You can find this famous cookware shop at the Le Creuset Shop! Limited edition products can be found here too!!

Zone: NW-22
Tel.: 0267-41-1519

Recommended Shop For You - Sawaya

These yummy fruit jams are all free from artificial ingredients. They are made of seasonal Japanese fruits too! A huge selection of flavors for you to choose.

Zone: SC-08
Tel.: 0267-41-0074


♪ The Best Ways To Enjoy Karuizawa

How do you like our introduction this time? Never think about you can also ride on a bike and enjoy Japan in this way? As we said, Karuizawa is a place mixed with nature and fun places. So next time if you plan to visit Kanto area, please go and visit Karuizawa!!

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