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Address: Kyukaruizawa, Karuizawa, Kitasaku-gun, Karuizawa-machi, Nagano Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 267411122
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A good variety of shops

About 400 meters in length, with a good variety of shops, almost on par with that of the shopping street in Yufuin. My favorite was the lace shop, the bikers shop, and the food... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 20, 2016
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Hong Kong, null, Hong Kong
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72 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

not a long street, you can try many many JAM there. many shops selling Jam! other than that, not much special attractions there. you may try the sausage shop - worth to try. i also buy the PEACH from the fruit shop in Yen500. it is juicy and sweet. good deal.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

A pedestrian street with lots of shops, a mix of tourist shops and some local type shops. An OK distraction for an hour but don't make a special trip.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

About 400 meters in length, with a good variety of shops, almost on par with that of the shopping street in Yufuin. My favorite was the lace shop, the bikers shop, and the food shop that sold hams and bacons. One annoyance was that this crowed street allowed unlimited motor vehicle access, which may be dangerous for small chlidren. You... More 

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Saskatoon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

Feels a lot like Banff. If you have a couple hours to kill in Karuizawa, it's a charming town for a stroll. It's quiet at least, lots of frogs and birds. But I wouldn't make a special trip here. There are nicer places to visit in Japan.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

I was quite disappointed with Kyukaruizawa Ginza as I was expecting posh shops, like the Ginza in Metropolitan Tokyo. What I found was some shops selling outdated stuff, eg clothes and shops, and a few restaurants along the street. What I found interesting was the 3 small churches in the vicinity, one of which is over a century old and... More 

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

We really like charming Japanese towns with small streets for shopping, eating, etc -- Yufuin is a classic example. This area is almost better than that, clearly more upscale an area with lovely homes in woods surrounding this walking street. It's similar to a Cape Cod summer resort or a ski resort, which to me is a good thing. There... More 

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Senggigi, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016 via mobile

Fascinating shopping area with a lot of souvenir shops and restaurant. Located about 1 km from train station, you can access this place either by bike or walking. Just remembee that by 5pm, most shops are closed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016 via mobile

Can feel comfortable from clear sky and air of Karuizawa spring. It's a bit cold at morning and night, but it's warm at daytime in the end of March. 朝晩はまだ冷え込む3月下旬の軽井沢ですが、昼間は日差しが差すと過ごしやすいですね。綺麗な青空と澄んだ空気が気持ち良いです。

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Karuizawa-machi, Japan
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31 attraction reviews
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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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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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