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There are many old churches in Karuizawa. The photo shows the Karuizawa Show Memorial Chapel built in 1895 in Kyu-Karuizawa = Shutterstock

There are many old churches in Karuizawa. The photo shows the Karuizawa Show Memorial Chapel built in 1895 in Kyu-Karuizawa = Shutterstock

Photos: Karuizawa, one of Japan's most popular summer resorts

Karuizawa, at the eastern end of Nagano Prefecture, is a famous summer resort at the foot of Mt. Asama (elevation 2,568m, active volcano). This area has developed as a western resort since the late 19th century. Today, the area around Kyu-Karuizawa (former Karuizawa) from the beginning of development is full of fashionable cafes and souvenir shops, and the vast outlet shopping mall around Karuizawa Station has become popular. It takes about 1 hour and 10 minutes from Tokyo by Shinkansen. There are also tennis courts, golf courses and cottages. The ski area is open in winter, so it is recommended for couples and families.

Photos of Karuizawa in Nagano Prefecture

Shinkansen at Karuizawa Station = Shutterstock

Shinkansen at Karuizawa Station = Shutterstock

 

A beautiful villa area called "Happy Valley" spread near Kyu-Karuizawa, Nagano Prefecture = Shutterstock

A beautiful villa area called "Happy Valley" spread near Kyu-Karuizawa, Nagano Prefecture = Shutterstock

 

Shiraitonotaki Fall, 3 meters high and 70 meters wide, in the northern part of Karuizawa = Shutterstock 1

Shiraitonotaki Fall, 3 meters high and 70 meters wide, in the northern part of Karuizawa = Shutterstock

 

Shiraitonotaki Fall, 3 meters high and 70 meters wide, in the northern part of Karuizawa = Shutterstock 2

Shiraitonotaki Fall, 3 meters high and 70 meters wide, in the northern part of Karuizawa = Shutterstock

 

There are many wild birds in the Karuizawa forests, so if you go early in the morning you can enjoy bird watching = Shutterstock

There are many wild birds in the Karuizawa forests, so if you go early in the morning you can enjoy bird watching = Shutterstock

 

There are many graceful cottages in Karuizawa, including the popular Karuizawa Prince Hotel =Shutterstock

There are many graceful cottages in Karuizawa, including the popular Karuizawa Prince Hotel =Shutterstock

 

Next to Karuizawa Prince Hotel is Karuizawa Prince Shopping Plaza, one of Japan's leading outlet malls = Shutterstock

Next to Karuizawa Prince Hotel is Karuizawa Prince Shopping Plaza, one of Japan's leading outlet malls = Shutterstock

 

Kumobaike Pond is famous for its beautiful autumn colors = Shutterstock

Kumobaike Pond is famous for its beautiful autumn colors = Shutterstock

 

In Karuizawa, there isn't much snow, but once it snows, the road freezes, so be careful = Shutterstock

In Karuizawa, there isn't much snow, but once it snows, the road freezes, so be careful = Shutterstock

 

The Karuizawa Prince Hotel also has a ski resort next to it. Karuizawa doesn't have a lot of snow, but the snow is made by artificial snowfall machines = Shutterstock

The Karuizawa Prince Hotel also has a ski resort next to it. Karuizawa doesn't have a lot of snow, but the snow is made by artificial snowfall machines = Shutterstock

 

Mt. Asama in Karuizawa, Nagano Prefecture = Shutterstock

 

 

Map of Karuizawa

 

 

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