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Address: Karuizawa, Kitasaku-gun, Karuizawa-machi 389-0103, Nagano Prefecture
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Great for beginners and families

Your view of the place will probably depend a lot on your level. I am a beginner and appreciated that there are many people like me. I can also see children with their parents... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed January 26, 2017
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Tokyo, Japan

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Tokyo, Japan
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94 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2017

Your view of the place will probably depend a lot on your level. I am a beginner and appreciated that there are many people like me. I can also see children with their parents. Also good to be so close to the shopping mall if you want to do some shopping or have companions that are not too much into... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016 via mobile

Not the biggest ski resort in Japan, but probably the best access. Only a 2hr drive from Tokyo by car or less than an hour on the Shinkansen (only 500m from the station). Located right next to the station and outlet so a great destination for the whole family. They have a number of runs for skiers and snowboarders, a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2016 via mobile

Apparently this is mainly for beginners or familes, but most benefit is snow machines that covering quite wide area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016 via mobile

Look for Michiyo Hashimoto from Lion Snowboard School. She's fantastic. Patient, encouraging and speaks great English. She is located at the Ski centre. Runs kids and freestyle classes...

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New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2016 via mobile

I went with a group of friends and stayed at prince hotel east in one of the cabins. It was within ten minutes walk from the karuizawa jr station passing through the outlet. We had traveled from Tokyo and was a relatively short journey (1 hour and a bit). The stay was enjoyable and the rooms were nicely located just... More 

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Pasig, Philippines
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86 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2016 via mobile

Although affordable, we didn't get to ski at this resort. We were informed that there was no teacher who could speak English. Good thing it wasn't our main purpose. We were there just to play with the kids since they are not used to seeing snow.

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Shanghai, China
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119 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2016 via mobile

It was the first time we went to ski with our two young children. We choose Karuizawa resort because of Prince Hotels good reputation, the outlet, easy access and Japan! As of today, it was our best holidays ever! We stayed in one of the Prince Hotel West comfortable lodge located near the slopes, ski rental and lockers. We booked... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2016 via mobile

Most ski resorts in Japan open not until late December but Karuizawa opens on early November. The snow is machine-made but is still in a pretty good quality. They offer rentals on boards and equipment but are kinda pricey. There are a lot of visitors during weekend so I suggest you go on weekdays when most Japanese are at work... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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70 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2016 via mobile

As this was the 2nd time I went skiing (the first time was 20 odd years ago), it would be difficult to comment on the ski site. What impressed me was the ski school. There were 3 ski schools operating, and I reserved 2 days, each day 2 hours english speaking coach well in advance at Karuizawa ski school. We... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2016

My family and I went to this ski resort last Dec , 2015 . We were staying at the Karuizawa Prince Hotel (west ), and everyday we rode the shuttle bus to go to the ski resort ( near the Karuizawa Prince (East) . There were winter activities for everyone ! Ski lessons for beginners, sledding , tire sliding (toboggan... More 

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