This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Karuizawa. To help you make friends with Karuizawa before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Around twenty thousand people live in Karuizawa, Japan, a town in Nagano Prefecture. International sport lovers know Nagano thanks to the Olympic Games; Nagano was the host of the last Winter Olympics of the twentieth century, and gained international recognition as an excellent winter sport destination. However, the area is also popular summer holiday destination with a long tradition for Tokyo residents. The cool climate, with an unspoilt nature including birch trees and larches, are the main reason for many tourists to visit the region. Karuizawa is located in the east of Nagano Prefecture, at the foot of Mount Asama. Mount Asama is the most active volcano on Honshū, the most-populous and largest Japanese island. For tourists, the area offers various outdoor activities such as skiing, golfing and hiking.
Everything is available here -- first-class hotels, guesthouses, and classic hostels in Karuizawa, Japan. Generally, the price level is quite high. However, the accommodations such as your hostel in Karuizawa, Japan, are of good quality. Free Wi-Fi and free parking are usual, if you go there by car. However, the number of Karuizawa, Japan hostels and other inexpensive places is limited. Be smart and book in advance, if you do not want to stay in an expensive hotel.
If you want to do some shopping or want to try out the local cuisine, go to Kyu-Karuizawa. The district offers a wide range of restaurants, shopping opportunities, and leisure activities such as bowling and cycling. Shiraito Waterfall is located north of the town centre in a forest. The idyllic waterfall is three metres high and seventy metres wide. The strength of the water flow remains comparatively constant, no matter if there is sunshine or rain. The numerous forests and lakes in the area attract many national and international tourists to relax. If you want to try out some outdoor activities in Karuizawa, tennis, golfing, and hiking are available in summer. In winter, skiing, and ice-skating are popular.
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