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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

Hanareyama trekking and Kumobaike pond

Hanareyama, also called "Table Mountain" because of its gentle mountain shape like a table. The altitude is 1256m, and the roads are well-maintained and it is easy to walk, so it is a popular mountain destination for Karuizawa residents.
We will aim at the summit while observing the vegetation of the mountain with a dedicated guide.
If you are lucky, you might meet antelope on the way. From the top, you can see Mt. Asama close up and Mt. Fuji far away if it is sunny. On the way to the hanareyama, you may also visit one of Karuizawa’s best scenic spot, Kumobaike pond.

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Period
April to November
Time needed
3 hours
Fees
¥5,000
Note
3 people and above
02

Usui trekking

A trekking tour that starts from the Old Karuizawa Ginza street and heads for Usui Pass observatory. From the observatory, you can enjoy a magnificent view of Mount Asama and Mt. Myogi. You can walk on the well-maintained promenade through the trip, and will dismiss on the observatory. It is recommended that you stop at the Kumano Emperor Shrine and the Toyama Teahouse for a break.

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Period
April to November
Time needed
2.5 hr
Fees
¥4,500
Note
2 people and above
English and Mandarin guide also available (extra charges needed)
03

Amici Adventure Karuizawa

You can enjoy a lot of Karuizawa activities such as tree trekking, sports like snag golf, disc golf.
It is suitable for families, friends, elders, almost everyone to enjoy in their own pace.

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Period
June to October
Time needed
15min (according to activities)
Fees
¥1,000~(according to activities)
04

Yoga

Experience the relaxing yoga in the fresh environment of Karuizawa.
Plans like morning yoga enjoying the view of Yagazaki mountain, family yoga targeting families and amateurs, and meditation yoga in the evening are available to choose from.

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Period
July to August
Time needed
1 - 1.5 hr
Fees
¥2,800~
Note
primary school children and above
05

Snowshoe tour

By wearing snowshoes, which are also called "Western snowshoe," you can walk on the fluffy snow without getting your feet caught in the snow. Trekking the course with few ups and downs at the foot of Asama is easy for beginners and families to enjoy. You can search for traces of wildlife in the clear air, or feel the winter Karuizawa while observing wild birds.

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Period
mid of December to end of March (according to the volume of snow)
Time needed
2 - 3 hr
Fees
¥5,000~ (Snow shoe rental)
Rental
Snow wear, snow boots, gloves
Note
primary school children and above
hot spring, lunch and star observe, ice cream making course also available
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
Fees
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
Fees
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
Fees
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
Fees
¥7,000~
Note
2 people and above
English and Mandarin guide also available (extra charges needed)
wine grape planting in spring, picking experience in autumn also available.
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
Fees
¥2,500
Note
2 people and above
English and Mandarin guide also available (extra charges needed)
03

Introducing Karuizawa local tourist and gourmet spot.
Karuizawa Cycling tour

From the famous tourist spot Kumobake which located in front of the Karuizawa station to the forest villa area of Old Karuizawa.This tour will be introducing St. Paul Catholic Church,Karuizawa Shaw Memorial Church to the Karuizawa Association Tennis Court which are the go to spot for tourist.Gourmet spots beloved by the local villa owners and famous local shops will also be introduced along the way.The route was flat and easy to ride for everyone from children to elderly.Tandem bicycle was also available and recommended for couples and families.

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Period
April to October
Activity time
2hr ~ 3 hr
Time
10:00~13:00
Fees
6500 yen
Rental
rental bicycle
Note
2 person~ and above, primary school and above
English and Mandarin guide also available (extra charges needed)
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
Note
English and Mandarin guide also available (extra charges needed)
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
Fees
4 person~ ¥7,000~(including taxi and entry fee)
Note
4 person~ and above
English and Mandarin guide also available (extra charges needed)
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
Fees
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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