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Trekking and snowboarding activities to enjoy the environment of Karuizawa, Shinshu wine and gourmet, cultural tour about histories, all the activities are available for kids and adults.

ACTIVITY

ACTIVITY

01

Canyon Adventure

From spring to autumn, you can enjoy adventure sports in wilderness, such as canyoning that slides down with the flow of rivers and waterfalls, and shower climbing while bathing the water that flows down the river. There are also simple courses for beginners, children and women.

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Period
Golden Week – mid of October
Activity time
3~3.5 hours (activity 1.5 hr)
Time
8:50 / 13:20
Fee
Adults: ¥7,500, Children (Elementary/primary school): ¥6,500
Rental
Floating vest, helmet, wet suit, hip guard, gloves, shoes
Note
Canyoning trial – 120cm and above
Canyon adventure – 150cm and above
02

Nordic Hiking

You can enjoy the impressive short-distance view of Mt. Asama, through a climbing tour to climb Mt. Kosama at 1,655m for about half a day, by nordic walking using two walking poles. You can also arrange a schedule that combines multiple activites, such as outdoor yoga and kayaking.

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Period
Mid of May to mid of June, mid of October to end of October
Activity time
2 hours
Time
9:30 / 14:00
Fee
Adult: ¥4,500, Children (Elementary/primary school): ¥4,000
Rental
Ball
Note
4~8 member
03

Canoe and Kayak

While rowing on a canoe or kayak, you can enjoy the fresh greenery in spring, the cool evening in summer, the maples in autumn, and the snow and seasonal scenery in winter. Paddling is also recommended as a fitness sport as it can train your whole body.

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Period
whole year (except March and start of April)
Activity time
Spring/Summer/Autumn: 2 hours,
Winter: 4hours (3 hours of activity)
Time
Spring/Summer/Autumn: 9:20 / 13:50
Cool evening during Summer: 17:30
Winter: 12:00
Fee
Spring/Summer/Autumn: adults ¥6,500, Children (Elementary/primary school) ¥5,500
Winter: adults ¥8,500, Children (Elementary/primary school) ¥7,500
Rental
kayak, canoe, ducky, floating vest, paddle, wet suit (¥1000)
Note
Children should be 4 Y.O. and above, small sized dog need approval from staff
04

Usui Pass Trekking

A trekking tour starting from Old Karuizawa Ginza Street to Usui Pass Observation Platform. From the observatory, you can enjoy spectacular views of Mt. Asama and Mt. Myogi. Feel free to participate in the course passes through the well-maintained promenade. The tour will be end in observation platform and it is recommended to take a break at Kumano Kotai Shrine and tea house.

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Period
whole year
Activity time
1.5 hours
Fee
¥2,500
Rental
¥2,500
Note
2 members and above
05

Snowshoeing

By wearing snowshoes, also called "Western Kanjiki," you can walk on fluffy snow without your feet getting stuck in the snow. Wear snowshoes to find footprints of wildlife, find winter buds, and enjoy a world that can only be experienced in winter with clean air.

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Period
winter break to end of March
Activity time
3~4 hours (activity 2 hours)
Time
8:50 / 13:20
Fee
adults ¥4,500, Children (Elementary/primary school) ¥3,500
Rental
snowshoes (¥1,000), traffic fees according to situation
Note
café on the snow service, primary school or below needs approval from staff
06

Curling

The Karuizawa Ice Park, which is also the home rink of Japan's national team SC Karuizawa Club, that also held international tournament in the past. You can enjoy curling experience in the curling hall will latest equipment throughout the year. Curling is a sport that can be enjoyed by everyone regardless of age, even those who are not confident with their physical ability.

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Period
whole year
Activity time
1~1.5 hours
Fee
60mins course ¥2,380, 90mins course ¥3,240
Note
5 Y.O. and above
07

Skating

You can enjoy skating throughout the year at the internationally recognized ice rink, Karuizawa Kazakoshi Ice Arena. During the winter, you can skate while feeling the nature at the spacious outdoor ice-skating rink with a lap of 400 m. Feel free to join us as there is also trial lessons for beginners.

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Period
whole year
Activity time
1.5hrs
Fee
adults ¥600, senior high ¥400, below junior high: ¥200
Rental
skating shoes (¥500), helmet (¥100)
08

Skiing

Karuizawa Prince Hotel ski resort, where you can enjoy skiing for a long time from winter to early spring. From open main slopes, beginner courses for families to advanced courses with steep slopes. It is also recommended to take photos at photo spots at the “Panorama Course” and “Slalom Barn” besides the summit.

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Period
start of November to start of April
Activity time
1 hour
Fee
lift coupon(1 day coupon) ¥4,900~¥5,700
Rental
ski/snowboard set 1 day ¥5,500, ski wear set 1 day ¥4,000
CULTURE

CULTURE

01

Winery Tour

Tomi City was certified as a special wine zone in 2008, and is growing into one of the leading wine areas in Japan. Embark on a trip to discover the wines of Shinshu by visiting the winery Alcanvigne, where wine lovers and creators gather. We will pick you up by taxi throughout the trip, so you can relax and enjoy wine tasting slowly.

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Period
whole year
Activity time
4.5 hours
Fee
¥7,000~¥17,500 (including taxi and entry fee)
Note
2 members and above
02

Touring around Karuizawa Street

A city walking tour where you can learn about the deep history and culture of Karuizawa while walking along the small path in the streets, which is not included in the guidebook, with the local guide of Karuizawa around the old Karuizawa area. The whole process takes you on a flat road so you can participate regardless of age or gender.

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Period
whole year
Activity time
2 hours
Fee
¥2,500
03

Gourmet Garden Tour
(Cycling)

A pottering tour around the farm area and gourmet spots in Karuizawa. Harvest berries in the berry garden and taste the jam made the berries you picked. Lunch will be served as a salad lunch on the spot with vegetables picked by yourself in the farm. You can enjoy the environment of Karuizawa with your five senses.

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Period
whole year
Activity time
3.5 hours
Time
10:00~13:00
Fee
¥8,500
Rental
rental bicycle
Note
2 members and above, primary school and above
04

Sake Tour

Sake brewery tour of the long-established "Chikuma Nishiki Brewery", that is founded in 1681, and has been in business since the Edo period. You can try self-mill rice from Miyama Nishiki in Shinshu, which is a rice suitable for sake brewing, and tour the brewery's rice mill and aged oak barrel storage, which use the water from the four wells in the warehouse, in about 20 minutes. There is also a tasting corner for you to enjoy.

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Period
whole year
Activity time
1 hour and above
Time
weekdays 09:00~15:00
05

Sake taxi from karuizawa

After a guided brewery tour at Karuizawa Brewery, you can sample draft beer in the lounge while enjoying the view of Mt. Asama. Afterwards, it is a recommended tour for those who are interested in liquor, after touring the "Chikuma Nishiki Brewery" in Saku City, you are also able to taste the Sake.

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Period
whole year
Activity time
3 hours
Fee
¥4,200~¥9,500 (including taxi and entry fee)
Note
2 members and above
06

Strawberry Picking

Strawberries that have grown up to bear the clear air and water of Karuizawa and the temperature difference between day and night, are ripe to dark red, producing a thick sweetness and beautiful acidity. Rare summer and autumn strawberries from July to November, and premium winter strawberries from December to June. Because it is an all-weather facility, you can enjoy strawberry picking all year round even on rainy or snowy days.

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Period
whole year
Activity time
0.5 hour to 1 hour
Fee
standard all-you-can-eat ¥2300
Premium all-you-can-eat ¥2,800
Guiding tour +¥1,000

A TRIP TO KARUIZAWA
WITH A CONCIERGE

Traveling Karuizawa with concierge, is for those who want to know more and enjoy Karuizawa. We propose a travel program to enjoy the city walk, trekking, cycling, gourmet and wine trip.
In addition, we offer various training camps, off-site meetings, and team building training programs for corporations and school groups to improve team and communication skills. Please see the programs for details. Let your body and mind restart and go on a journey to meet new people in the extraordinary time in Karuizawa.

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ABOUT RESERVATION AND CANCELLATION

Reservation
Reservation is available from 3 months in advance, and 6 days before the program. Please proceed to “Twin-Line Karuizawa” for reservation.

Please be noted that according to the climates, there will be rescheduling of programs. The cancellation for the programs according to weather, will be confirmed at 12p.m. the day before, cancellation fees will not be applied.
Cancellation fee is applied for cancellation from 5 days before arrival. Details of cancellation fee are written as below.

From 5 days to 2 days before arrival, 30% of total fee will be charged.
The day before arrival, 50% of total fee will be charged.
Cancellation on the day, 100% of total fee will be charged.

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