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A pleasant stroll among shops and cafes.

Apparently we arrived in off season as we had most of the street to ourselves. We strolled in a... read more

Reviewed 8 June 2018
Harry R
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Ride a Bike in local street

A typical Japan street - quiet, but you can discover some surprise. Rent a bike from JR station and... read more

Reviewed 11 January 2018
BrianW4577
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8 Jun 2018
“A pleasant stroll among shops and cafes. ”
11 Jan 2018
“Ride a Bike in local street”
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Reviewed 9 January 2017

If you are in Karuizawa and have some time, why not drop by the Old Karuizawa main street to have a nice stroll and purchase some local products. We had a good time just roaming around, buying some snacks, jams and local products. You can...More

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Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

Apparently we arrived in off season as we had most of the street to ourselves. We strolled in a pedestrian street between all sorts of shops selling Japanese curios, artisanal products, and food outlets and had a moderately good time.

Thank Harry R
Reviewed 11 January 2018

A typical Japan street - quiet, but you can discover some surprise. Rent a bike from JR station and ride along the street, walk-in the stores that sell jams and Japanese cake

Thank BrianW4577
Reviewed 11 August 2017

This is a must for anyone in the area. Very different, eclectic shops and attractions. Walking is a must, don't be lazy take in all the diversity.

Thank FrancKelly
Reviewed 9 January 2017

If you are in Karuizawa and have some time, why not drop by the Old Karuizawa main street to have a nice stroll and purchase some local products. We had a good time just roaming around, buying some snacks, jams and local products. You can...More

3  Thank KCS81
Reviewed 27 December 2016

I've stayed in Karuizawa several times on R&R trips from Tokyo. This resort town is famous as the place where the then Crown Prince Akihito met the current Empress Michiko at a tennis court. The old main street houses many souvenir shops and is worth...More

Thank warren D
Reviewed 15 March 2016

I guess you have to visit on a trip to Karuizawa, but most of the shops and restaurants are rather mundane - too many place selling jam and honey

Thank Chris P
Reviewed 15 August 2015

Stretch of shops and restaurants for tourist to walk around. We illegally park at the nearby church grounds. Oops cause the parking is ex as usual. Some unique shops around.

Thank canberra421
Reviewed 8 July 2015

There are many nice retro-style old building. The downtown area is bustling with activities. There are many shops lining both sides of the street selling antique, clothing, bags, snacks etc. Stylish restaurants are everywhere. Bicycle is available for rental.

Thank ZhaoXiuMei
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