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Bellscabin cafe & guesthouse

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2348-12 Nagakura, Karuizawa-machi, Kitasaku-gun 389-0111 Nagano Prefecture
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What you can expect during your stay
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
Updated 07/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 07/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#2 of 120 B&Bs / Inns in Karuizawa-machi
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Guest house(hostel) Self bed making, pick up service to Naka-Karuizawa station (need recervation)
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Coffee shop
Bicycle rental
Golf course
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Parking
Wifi
Breakfast available
Complimentary tea
Hiking
Horseback riding
Skiing
Bowling offsite
Tennis court offsite
Shared bathroom
Umbrella
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Room features
Air conditioning
Microwave
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
On-demand movies
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Quaint
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Chinese and 5 more
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Kyle W wrote a review Jan 2020
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I had a fantastic time at Bellscabin, and am happy that I could stay for two nights because one wouldn't have been enough! The owners are friendly and warm, willing to help and answer any questions they can. The setting is incredibly beautiful and if you're an avid walker or hiker it's an ideal base with plenty of interesting things to check out in the immediate vicinity, and if you're willing to put in a 45 minute walk uphill, you can get to Karuizawa town easily enough. I visited Bellscabin during winter and the warm, cosy atmosphere was truly a blessing to come home to. The dorms are small and comfortable and the amenities offer everything you need from a backpackers. They make a solid BLT and a delicious cup of coffee so you can start your day on a good foot. I will definitely be back, hopefully in the Spring this time!
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Room Tip: Dorms are small, but if you want privacy then go with a single room.
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Response from Explorer801289, オーナー at Bellscabin cafe & guesthouse
Responded Mar 1, 2020
Thank you for staying with us. We are happy to hear you had good time in Bellscabin. We hope to see you soon (*^^*) Owner Kiyofumi Yoshioka
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ChouFangChi wrote a review Dec 2019
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Very beautiful and warmful wooden house. I very like the design of interior. Just feel like home. Although the backpack room I lived in was small, everything was complete and the quilts were very warm. The living room on the first floor will be a great place to stay and rest.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Response from Explorer801289, オーナー at Bellscabin cafe & guesthouse
Responded Mar 1, 2020
Thank you for staying with us. we are happy you had good time in Karuizawa. we hope we see you again! owner Kiyofumi Yoshioka
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brian h wrote a review May 2019
Christchurch, New Zealand26 contributions7 helpful votes
After leaving Tokyo we spent a night in Karuizawa at Bellscabin and the contrast couldn't have been greater. It is set amongst woodland in a semi rural area about 10 minutes from the Shinkansen station. It is run by a husband and wife couple who really made you feel at home. The facilities are relatively basic but it is good value for money. We will stay there again if we manage to get back to Japan
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Date of stay: May 2019
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Explorer801289, オーナー at Bellscabin cafe & guesthouse
Responded Jun 21, 2019
Hello, Im sorry reply late. Thank you for staying with us. We are happy you have good time in Karuizawa. We hope we see you again ^^/ Owner Kiyofumi Yoshioka
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Jiff Chan wrote a review Sep 2017
Hong Kong, China44 contributions10 helpful votes
A little bit disappointed when compare with the reviews while we stay for 1 night. Need to share their guesthouse in the facebook before you use their in-house wifi service. No kitchen for cooking but we have bought something in the supermarket and ask the owner to cook for us in their kitchen and pay for them but they refuse. Only have microwave and the water boiler doesn’t work. Our double room have a queen size bed and a sofa which is quite large and specious. Because it is a wooden cottage, when people walking outside your room, noise come from while sleeping. A little bit dirty in the bathroom. No shops & restaurants nearby and far away from the station. Suitable for driving only.
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Date of stay: September 2017
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from belcabin, オーナー at Bellscabin cafe & guesthouse
Responded Sep 22, 2017
Thank you for staying. I'm sorry in the lack of explanation.
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tokyotony wrote a review Jul 2017
Jersey City, New Jersey159 contributions52 helpful votes
My friend and I stayed at Bells Cabin in 1994 to stay overnight while we were skiing and to attend a friend's wedding. We remember this place very fondly. The atmosphere is warm and friendly. I remember the staff being very accommodative, especially for we "gaijin". We were so happy with our stay, we ended up going again and I left my George Michaels music video tape as a present!
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Date of stay: August 2016
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Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from belcabin, オーナー at Bellscabin cafe & guesthouse
Responded Jul 31, 2017
Hello, Thank you for staying last summer and comment. We change accomodation style 3years ago. Guesthouse, more friendly, cozy. please come again someday.
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PRICE RANGE
$81 - $121 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
karuizawa-machi country inn
LOCATION
JapanChubuKoshinetsuNagano PrefectureKitasaku-gunKaruizawa-machi
NUMBER OF ROOMS
7
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bellscabin cafe & guesthouse
Which popular attractions are close to Bellscabin cafe & guesthouse?
Nearby attractions include Karuizawachurch (0.7 miles), Museum of Contemporary Art Karuizawa (0.7 miles), and Annex of Archives Hall Ichimura Memorial Hall (0.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Bellscabin cafe & guesthouse?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and a golf course.
What food & drink options are available at Bellscabin cafe & guesthouse?
Guests can enjoy breakfast and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Bellscabin cafe & guesthouse?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Bellscabin cafe & guesthouse?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sawamura, Kagimotoya Naka Karuizawa Honten, and Logtei Honten.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Bellscabin cafe & guesthouse?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Chinese, and Japanese.
Are there any historical sites close to Bellscabin cafe & guesthouse?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Tombo no Yu (1.0 miles), Fomer Asabuki Sansohotel Suikyuso Hotel (1.5 miles), and Nogami Yaeko Shosai (1.4 miles).