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Karuizawa is an upmarket mountain resort at the foot of the active volcano Mount Asama in Nagano Prefecture. It is a good choice to start or end a trip along the Nakasendo road. Located at an altitude of roughly 1000 meters, the town provides a pleasant escape from the summer heat. It was promoted as a mountain resort by Western residents of Japan in the late 1800s. Today many wealthy own a second home there. Thanks to the Hokuriku Shinkansen it takes little more than an hour to reach Karuizawa from central Tokyo.

    Hotel Tsuruya

    Style: Traditional Ryokan

    Welcome to Hotel Tsuruya. This Traditional Ryokan was built along the scenic Nakasendo Highway during the Edo Period (1603-1868) and has approximately 400 years of history. Also, many famous writers have stayed at Hotel Tsuruya. There are 24 rooms in total, divided among three buildings called Honkan, Bekkan and Okukan (Okukan rooms are not available in the winter), 15 are Japanese style rooms, 6 are Western style rooms and 3 are mixed Japanese-Western style rooms. Of these, 22 of the gue...

    Price Per Person:
    ¥10,000 ~ ¥20,000


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    Karuizawa Marriott Hotel

    Style: Ryokan Hotel

    Welcome to Karuizawa Marriott Hotel. Set in an spacious building on a leafy property, this serene hotel is 2 km from trains at Naka-Karuizawa Station and 5 km from Karuizawa 72 Golf North Course. Streamlined rooms feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and desks, as well as minifridges, and sitting areas with sofas. Simple rooms with tatami mats, futons and chabudai dining tables are offered. Upgraded rooms add garden views. Room service is available. Parking is complimentary. There's a lobby bar...

    Price Per Person:
    ¥40,000 ~ ¥55,000

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