"Sweets Walk" in November

The "Karuizawa Sweets Walk," a town-wide event where hotels and restaurants in Karuizawa offer original apple-themed desserts and confections, is now available to visitors. (until Nov 30) The Karuizawa Marriott Hotel offers its delectable "Karuizawa Harvest," a sweet apple mousse wrapped in crisp, tart-tasting apple peels.



Changing colors

A photo of fall colors in the hotel grounds and Kumoba Pond, taken on October 24. The season of fall foliage is just starting, and the area will soon fill up with visitors. Karuizawa is beautiful in both summer and autumn and well worth the visit. (fifth photo and after are from past years.) (15 minutes by car from the hotel)



A Leisure Facility Fusing Nature, Museums, and Literature

Karuizawa Taliesin is a leisure facility - assembling historical buildings, museums, and recreational facilities, in the Shiozawa Lake area. Here, visitors can view the lush greenery of the area, exhibitions of materials by authors and poets, and paintings and artwork. With playground equipment such as go-carts and a cycle monorail available, these facilities can be enjoyed by children too. The changing of the seasons can be experienced here as well - such as during the cherry blossoms, the spring flowering of greenery, and the fall colors of autumn leaves. (7 minutes by car from the hotel)



Sightseeing on bus recommended, too

Karuizawa is a tourist-friendly area, as there are busses that will take you to various sightseeing spots.We also recommend using the free passes that allow unlimited usage of busses and trains for specific zones. in addition to this, Karuizawa Station offers a luggage deposit service. Leave your baggage by around noon, and it will be delivered to the accommodation facility at which you are staying by around 18;00 of the same day. Use this service and enjoy sightseeing hands-free (There is a 1000 yen charge for one piece of luggage).



Old Karuizawa Ginza

One tourist attraction that represents Karuizawa is Old Karuizawa Ginza. During the Edo period, Karuizawa prospered as a lodging town on .....more information



The Shiraito Falls

With a height of 3 meters and width of 70 meters, it is said that the curving Falls got its name from the fact that it looks like multiple white threads running down its path. During summer, the Falls is used as a fantastic projection map; moreover, during autumn or winter, there are different scenes to be enjoyed. The falls is a 25-minute bus ride away from Karuizawa Station, with a fare of 710 yen. (25 minutes by car from the hotel)



Sweets Stroll

The Karuizawa Sweets Stroll, during which the hotels and restaurants of Karuizawa offer their very best flower-themed sweets, is going on now (until June 30th). The Karuizawa Marriott Hotel is offering a "Flower Garden" (¥1,188) made up of things like flower-patterned white chocolate, blancmange, and vanilla ice cream.



Eyeglass bridge

91 meters long, and 31 meters tall, this was the largest brick rail bridge in the country. Now that the railway has been discontinued, trains no longer run across it, but visitors can still walk on this bridge, known affectionately as the "eyeglass bridge."(35 minutes by car from the hotel)