Tour with a dedicated car! Visiting the basic tourist spots in Karuizawa (half-day course / English / Chinese guide)

We recommend visiting Karuizawa sightseeing spots for those who want to go around sightseeing spots in Karuizawa efficiently in a short time, or for the first time in Karuizawa. A local taxi driver guides you through the sights. Karuizawa is a course where you can experience the history, culture, and nature of Karuizawa, starting with the former Karuizawa area, which is the birthplace of Karuizawa, to the power spot “Kumano imperial shrine” and the scenic spot “Kumoba Pond”.
* Duration: 2 to 3 hours
* Starts: 軽井沢町, Japan
* Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Cultural Tours




We recommend visiting Karuizawa sightseeing spots for those who want to go around sightseeing spots in Karuizawa efficiently in a short time, or for the first time in Karuizawa. A local taxi driver guides you through the sights. Karuizawa is a course where you can experience the history, culture, and nature of Karuizawa, starting with the former Karuizawa area, which is the birthplace of Karuizawa, to the power spot “Kumano imperial shrine” and the scenic spot “Kumoba Pond”.

Itinerary
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Pass By: Kyukaruizawa Ginza-dori, Kyukaruizawa, Karuizawa, Karuizawa-machi, Kitasaku-gun Nagano Prefecture

We will guide you from the car window to the former Karuizawa area.

Stop At: Karuizawa Shaw Memorial Church, 57-1 Karuizawa, Karuizawa-machi, Kitasaku-gun 389-0102 Nagano Prefecture

Karuizawa’s oldest church, founded in 1895 by Canadian missionary Alexander Croft Shaw.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Former Usuitouge View Point, Tougemachi, Karuizawa-machi, Kitasaku-gun 389-0101 Nagano Prefecture

If it is sunny, Mt. Asama, Mt. Myogi mountain range, Southern Alps, and Yatsugatake can be overlooked, and if the conditions are clear, the sea of clouds will spread below your eyes.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Kumanokotai Shrine, 1 Usuitoge, Togemachi, Karuizawa-machi, Kitasaku-gun 389-0101 Nagano Prefecture

The best power spot in Karuizawa. It is a rare Shinto shrine that stands across the prefectural border.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: St.Paul’s Catholic Church Karuizawa, 179 Karuizawa, Karuizawa-machi, Kitasaku-gun 389-0102 Nagano Prefecture

Karuizawa’s symbolic church, built in 1955.

The architect was the architect of the American architect Antony Raymond.

This church features a steep triangle roof and a large steeple.

Many people, including celebrities, are raising ceremonies here as a wedding hall, as it is written in a novel by Hori Tatsuo, “When we get married in St. Paul’s church, we are blessed by many people.” .

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: Formerly Mikasa Hotel, 1339-342 Karuizawa, Karuizawa-machi, Kitasaku-gun 389-0103 Nagano Prefecture

An elegant Western-style building designated as an important cultural asset of the country, standing in the larch forest. The building is made of wooden buildings, as far as the decoration is concerned, and the key people of the political and business community, who once visited for summer summer, held a splendid dinner and party every night, and was called Karuizawa’s Kanarukan.
* It will be a tour from the car window. Please consult with us if you wish to visit inside.

Stop At: Kumoba Pond, Karuizawa, Karuizawa-machi, Kitasaku-gun 389-0102 Nagano Prefecture

A beautiful pond called “Swan Lake” because swans flew in winter. In early summer, fresh green and fiery autumn leaves are projected, and in winter, a pure white “snow scene” spreads and it can be enjoyed every season.

Duration: 10 minutes