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Address: Karuizawa, Kitasaku-gun, Karuizawa-machi 389-0103, Nagano Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 267-42-5588
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Great with kids

Kids under 6 (I think) can use the lifts for free. Has good beginner runs after a few lessons they may be able to ski from the top. Good snow park for the really small kids but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 10, 2015
Michael C
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English first
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Kids under 6 (I think) can use the lifts for free. Has good beginner runs after a few lessons they may be able to ski from the top. Good snow park for the really small kids but wouldn't go without kids or on weekends... For experience skiers would keep going to Nozawa Onsen area or Hakuba.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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69 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We are not skiers but visited the resort so that the kids can have some fun time. The resort has a good area set out for kids to learn to ski, and area to sled. It wasn't a big area but good enough. The main ski area didn't seem big and looked ok for beginners as there are many classes... More 

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Brisbane
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53 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Our first time skiing - we loved it, only wish we could have stayed longer. There was enough snow for us (days before Christmas) however if I went back I would go early January when there is more snow. We found the staff had enough English to understand what we needed. Hiring the equipment was relatively easy and reasonably priced.... More 

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Singapore, null, Singapore
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48 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Came in 2nd week Dec where there isn't much snow yet. We came primarily for our kids to have fun on the snowy / icy slopes . Think it was 1300 yen per admission. Kids enjoyed themselves tremendously. We had planned for a day trip here and made our own way to and fro the ski resort riding on the... More 

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Denpasar
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

It was the first time for my children to go skiing and since we had limited time, Karuizawa was a good choice. The hotel is not really geared up for foreigners but we did not come across major challenges. Rooms were decent and clean, but nothing special The restaurants were dissapointing. Lack of atmosphere and a poor variety made us... More 

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Luzon, Philippines
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110 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

I suggest that you go here when its not a holiday since there were so many people that it was scarier to think that you would collide with someone than to actually ski. The resort is really good though with great and accomodating instructors. Although not all can speak english. Our coach was able to speak a little that he... More 

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

I and my family were there late February this year. Actually it was almost end of the winter season where snow was hardly found in Japan but it is surely still very enjoyable with plenty of snow that you can make fun with. Further, the location is just right the opposite of the train station and the biggest shopping complex... More 

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D.C.
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178 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

Great family resort for 1-2 days. Stay in the East cottages! Very close ski in and out. Grest cozy private cabins.

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Holly Springs, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2012

Took the bullet train for a quick skiing day trip. Easy access after an hour train ride. Service was excellent...especially for non Japanese speaker. Ski rental personnel were the best! Mountain was very small but well groomed and not crowded. Definitely worth the easy effort for a quick day trip.

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Swansboro, North Carolina
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22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2010

Getting there: We took the bullet train from Tokyo (about 60 minutes) for a four-night holiday. Although the hotel is about a 10-minute walk from the station, the hotel has a small bus waiting for passengers at the Karuizawa station as the trains arrive. Very convenient! The Resort: Karuizawa East was expensive, but we loved it. With our three small... More 

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Address: Karuizawa, Kitasaku-gun, Karuizawa-machi 389-0103, Nagano Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 267-42-5588
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Chubu  >  Nagano Prefecture  >  Kitasaku-gun  >  Karuizawa-machi

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