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Address: Kyukaruizawa, Karuizawa, Kitasaku-gun, Karuizawa-machi, Nagano Prefecture

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Nostalgic walk in small nice town

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 29, 2014
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79 reviews 79 reviews
34 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

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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Northern California
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30 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Lots of fun shops and love that you can sample so many different types of jams and things. Met the "Bee" man in front of the honey shop. Such and entertaining character. The bakeries have really delicious pastries. No problems finding souvenirs to bring back to wherever you came from. Don't miss all the little side streets along the main... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

There are lots of places to shop in Japan. This place is not particularly unique or interesting, keep walking.

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Urayasu, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Many shops, some interesting and historical buildings and small museums, but very few restaurant ...

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Nagano
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54 reviews 54 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2012

I especially love the Karuizawa-bori woodcraft. Historical St. Paul's Church nearby.

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Tokyo, Japan
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162 reviews 162 reviews
11 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2011

This is you average shopping mall with a lot of brands and stuff, but of course also with brand outlets. I spent time there to buy some (food) stuffs for familiy and a coffee. Frankly speaking however, I cannot understand why people take all the trouble to go to the countryside and then spending time a such malls. The place... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2011

Came here just right after the summer holidays. Once you exit the train station, you can feel the coolness of this place despite being summer. This place is famous for its jams and a lot of the shops are selling jams. Some offer bread for tasting too.

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