While your child will participate in exciting outdoor activities and adventures in the breathtaking surroundings of Karuizawa each week of our Karuizawa Nature Adventure 2023, we know that your comfort and enjoyment are important, too!
So, we've compiled a guide with several accommodation options to help you find the perfect place to stay during your child's camp experience.
Here are some accommodation options to consider as you plan your stay in Karuizawa.
This option is ideal for those who already have a place to stay in Karuizawa, such as a vacation home, apartment, or hotel—drop off and pick up your child each day at our meeting point in front of Karuizawa Station.
This is a good option if you want to be close by but want more privacy. There are several hotels and guesthouses in the area that offer a variety of amenities and price points. Our daily meeting place is in front of Karuizawa Station, so you can take the Shinkansen or local train to Karuizawa Station to meet us.
Consider staying in a hotel or guesthouse near Sakudaira Station, Ueda Station, or Annaka-Haruna. These stations are located about 10-20 minutes by Shinkansen from Karuizawa Station.
Consider staying in a hotel or guesthouse near Komoro Station or Miyota Station. These stations are about 20 minutes by local train from Karuizawa Station.
If you have difficulty finding accommodation or need assistance choosing the best option, please don't hesitate to contact us. Our team has local contacts in the Karuizawa community who can help you find suitable arrangements based on your needs and preferences. We are more than happy to support you in making your stay in Karuizawa a comfortable and enjoyable experience for you and your child.
We hope you find the perfect accommodation for your needs and preferences. We want you to have a comfortable and memorable stay in Karuizawa, so please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or need further assistance.
Karuizawa (軽井沢) is an upmarket mountain resort located at the foot of the active volcano Mount Asama in Nagano Prefecture. Located at an altitude of roughly 1000 meters, the town provides a pleasant escape from the summer heat. Families and couples can participate in various outdoor activities, such as tennis, hiking, cycling, golfing during the summer and there are ample shopping opportunities as well. Karuizawa is located along Japan's Romantic Road,
Thanks to the Hokuriku Shinkansen it takes little more than an hour to reach Karuizawa from central Tokyo. (Source)
Karuizawa Prince Shopping Plaza
Description: This large outlet mall is located right next to Karuizawa Station and is home to shops selling popular fashion and luxury brands, outdoor goods, sportswear, kitchen utensils, children’s clothing and more. You’ll also find a number of cafés and food courts. Most other Karuizawa attractions close around 5pm, but Karuizawa Prince Shopping Plaza is usually open until around 8pm, so it’s a perfect place to visit in the evening. From November to March, the mall boasts a large illumination event with about 100,000 lights. You’ll have great views from the New East Deck, where the tree-shaped illuminations are reflected on the surface of the shopping centre’s large pond.
Description: Harunire Terrace is part of the Karuizawa Hoshino area, a cluster of hotels, shops, churches and onsen set amidst lush nature. The facilities are managed by luxury resort hotel chain Hoshinoya. Harunire Terrace is made up of 16 shops and restaurants on a large wooden deck next to the Yukawa River. The area is surrounded by many Japanese elms, (harunire in Japanese). Stop by Kokopelli to shop for jams, sauces and vegetables and be sure to pick up a smoothie or apple juice made from local produce to enjoy on a bench next to the river. You’ll also find restaurants and cafés specialising in Japanese, Italian, French and Chinese cuisine, as well as shops selling furniture and decorative items.
Kyu-Karuizawa Ginza shopping street
Description: This shopping street marks the center of the Kyu-Karuizawa area, which was originally a post town along the Nakasendo road between Kyoto and Edo (modern-day Tokyo) during the Edo period (1603-1868). The Ginza shopping street runs along the old Nakasendo route and is home to a large variety of local shops. You can find souvenirs, local specialities such as fresh fruit and jam, art galleries and more. Make sure to drop by Icchodo, a furniture shop that’s famous for its beautiful sakura-shaped wood carvings. You’ll also find the main store of Boulangerie Asanoya, a Tokyo bakery that opened its Karuizawa branch way back in 1944.
Description: The pond, nicknamed the Swan Lake, is a beautiful pond in Karuizawa. In early summer, the fresh verdure turns the waters green, making a striking contrast with the clear blue sky; in spring, you can see the charming shooting buds; and in autumn, the fall colors are reflected vividly in the waters of the pond. You can find the source of the famous water, Gozen-sui, in the woods around the pond. The pond is not only a great place for cycling; it also depicts the unique Karuizawa landscape throughout the four seasons.
Description: The Shiraito Falls (白糸の滝, Shiraito no Taki) are located in the southwestern foothills of Mount Fuji. Ranked among the most beautiful waterfalls in Japan, the 150 meter wide cascade is fed by the volcano's spring water and flows off the edge of a 20 meter high cliff in thin white streams that resemble hanging threads of silk - hence its name. The area is at its best in summer when the waterfalls are flush with the winter snow melt from Mount Fuji and the green foliage is at its fullest. The base of the waterfall is easily accessible from the road via a walking trail in just a few minutes.