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Address: Kyukaruizawa, Karuizawa, Kitasaku-gun, Karuizawa-machi, Nagano Prefecture
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+81 267-41-1122

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Kyu-Kaurizawa's Main Attraction

This is the "destination" that continues to attract visitors. Boutique shops, galleries, and restaurants abound. Packed with tourists during the summer and holidays seasons. A... read more

Reviewed 16 March 2017
Keith B
Karuizawa-machi, Japan
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Karuizawa-machi, Japan
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51 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

This is the "destination" that continues to attract visitors. Boutique shops, galleries, and restaurants abound. Packed with tourists during the summer and holidays seasons. A pleasant walk to and from the JR Shinkansen Station.

Thank Keith B
Hong Kong
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204 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Shopping street with small traditional shops and eatery at the center of the town. Good to stroll around, finished in half day.

Thank hktransplant
Melbourne, Australia
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211 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Looking at the reviews I didn't expect much of this place. But after personally doing a walk from the JR Karuizawa station to here I find it a rather enjoyable journey. This place has the typical western style buildings that represent the image of Karuizawa. Many souvenir shops as one would imagine. We bought chopsticks from a shop that engraves... More 

1 Thank The_Savvy_Glutton
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

A very local Street with locals selling local wares. Crowded and good place to kill a couple of hours . Interestingly enough there were plenty of cat and dog accessories . Maybe it's just me . The sausages at the specialty store (see pix) is pretty darn delicious . Gotta give it a try

Thank dl d
Hong Kong, null, Hong Kong
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109 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 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.

1 Thank Maggie C
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 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.

Thank Andrew I
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 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 

Thank 기홍 장
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58 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 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.

Thank Mercedes S
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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202 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 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 

1 Thank cittabella
Beijing, China
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28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 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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