KARUIZAWANagano

The cooler temperatures of Karuizawa’s alpine setting and its abundance of larch, fir and birch trees have made it a popular weekend and holiday retreat since the late nineteenth century, when members of the imperial family as well as poets, painters, writers and other literati would gather here for the restorative waters and guesthouse culture. A tradition of fine dining carries on today: stylish restaurants and cafés give locals and visitors alike plenty of opportunities to enjoy French and other feasts featuring the local bounty of Nagano’s many farms. Visit the Okazaki sake brewery and Villa d’Est winery to take some of this destination’s artisanal tastes home with you.

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From Tokyo
Take the Hakutaka or Asama trains of the Hokuriku Shinkansen to Karuizawa; transfer to the Shinano Railway Line to Naka-Karuizawa (75 minutes)
From Kanazawa
Take the Hakutaka train of the Hokuriku Shinkansen to Karuizawa; transfer to the Shinano Railway Line to Naka-Karuizawa (135 minutes)
From Tokyo Haneda Airport / HND
Take the Keikyu Line to Shinagawa; transfer to the JR Line to Tokyo; transfer to the Hakutaka or Asama trains of the Hokuriku Shinkansen to Karuizawa; transfer to the Shinano Railway Line to Naka-Karuizawa(2hours)
From Narita Airport / NRT
Take the Keisei Line to Ueno; transfer to the Hakutaka or Asama trains of the Hokuriku Shinkansen to Karuizawa; transfer to the Shinano Railway Line to Naka-Karuizawa (3hours)

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