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Karuizawa Prince Hotel Ski Resort

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Address: Karuizawa, Kitasaku-gun, Karuizawa-machi 389-0103, Nagano Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 267-42-5588
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Nice area

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 12, 2015
Mhom
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Bangkok, Thailand
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
21 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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87 reviews 87 reviews
40 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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179 reviews 179 reviews
79 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
18 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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