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Karuizawa is often known as the locals’ 避暑胜地 (a place to escape from the summer heat) due to its higher altitude and cooler weather during summer. It is easily accessible by Hokuriku Shinkansen, a merely 1 hour away from Tokyo on shinkansen ride. There are many things to do over here, you may explore the Kyu-Karuizawa or Naka-karuizawa. You may also enjoy activities such as golfing, hiking and cycling, also skiing during winter.
With JR Tokyo Wide Pass that cost only ¥ 10,180, I made it to Karuizawa for a day trip for the first day. As I had only one day here in Karuizawa, I only made it to Kyu-Karuizawa. Here I am going to record down what I did in Karuizawa.
Do note that this pass is only available for sales in Japan (not from HIS, KLOOK or JTB). This pass covers the unlimited rides on Shinkansen and limited express trains within the valid area for 3 days consecutively. It is also valid for travel from Narita and Haneda Airports to Tokyo too. This pass is very worth paying for if you can utilise it to the max.
For full itinerary, check out Japan Trip Autumn 2019: 9D8N in Tokyo and Explore Tokyo Wide Area
Things to do in Karuizawa
We hopped onto the Hokuriku Shinkansen bound for Kanazawa from Ueno Station. Ate a breakfast and in just a blink, we were here in Karuizawa.
Do note that you are required to walk a lot over here. Alternatively, you know how to ride a bicycle; I will suggest you to go on the bicycle. People like me who doesn’t know how to ride a bicycle will have to rely on the legs, so be read for the tiredness. There are also bus running around but the buses are infrequent.
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The 19th Suzuki Shoten
Located at Solaris Dutamas, The 19th Suzuki Shoten is a Japanese rice and sake retail shop that offers a selection of freshly polished rice and also a wide range of sake from all over Japan. You can purchase them home to enjoy or even pop a bottle at their bar counter. Yes, they have a bar hidden at the back of the retail shop, beautifully designed in the zen-ish feel, fused with Japanese wooden structures and characteristic.