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Address: Kyukaruizawa, Karuizawa, Kitasaku-gun, Karuizawa-machi, Nagano Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 267411122
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Must go for food & shopping

Can be reached by walking, cycling or bus, from Karuizawa station. We walked in a beautiful autumn morning, had good food at Ginza area & bought lots of souvenirs.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 25, 2015
Tracy K
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Hong Kong, China
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Karuizawa-machi, Japan
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51 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

In my view the Karuizawa Ginza is a little old style, too many shops selling average "omiyage", not that many great places to eat. French bakery has a nice photo of John Lennon for selfies. There is also an excellent Nepalese restaurant Sojito, near the Union Church and tennis courts. I prefer Hoshino area.

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Hong Kong, China
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Can be reached by walking, cycling or bus, from Karuizawa station. We walked in a beautiful autumn morning, had good food at Ginza area & bought lots of souvenirs.

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Thank Tracy K
Jakarta, Indonesia
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43 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

This is a nice old area of town with a bit upscale shops and restaurants. It was really nice doing window-shopping here.

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Thank IndoTrader
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75 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015 via mobile

The street is quaint but shops are boring. Mostly touristy souvenirs and omiyage. Boutiques are old school and old fashion. Took a bus from the station and back. Easy and convenient access. Alternatively ride bicycle to explore the town as the weather is good even during summer.

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Thank MandyK4
Singapore, Singapore
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29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

This area appears to have European inspired architecture. A really nice area to stroll in autumn, the roads are wide and many interesting shops along the way. Do give this area about 1-2 hours if you are nearby.

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Thank minimino
Tokyo, Japan
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223 reviews
116 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

You can tell at once point in history this village was charming. This street has seen better days with the stores selling more and more kitschy stuff. The various shops selling honey, jam, and pastries are fun. Not much else that's worth writing home about. Bathrooms are not free.

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New York City, New York
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61 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

If you get tired at relaxing and doing nothing, go visit downtown Karuizawa. They have every kind of shop, including a bee man with pictures of hi covered by honey bees. Great places to eat and shop for the entire family.

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Tokyo, Japan
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72 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015 via mobile

this extremely popular street has numerous cafes, restaurants, boutiques and galleries. no can't imagine how it will be crowded in mid July or August as it was already crowded in June.

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Thank Ogimoto
千葉県
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276 reviews
186 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 via mobile

Karuizawa Ginza is the main street in Karuizawa Area and the most famous place for sightseeing. There are a lot of shops along the street. The place is far from Karuizawa Station. It takes 20min to walk. You can take bus from the station.

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Thank Harempercussion
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91 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014 via mobile

We walked from the lake area with google map for our second spot in Karuizawa. Many small shops on a pedestrian-area selling cultural products, local fruit, honey, ice-cream and seasoning products! Can get a sense of the local town life though it's becoming a bit touristy! Should try the ice cream, smooth and creamy!

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