Kyu-Karuizawa : 旧軽銀座
The Iconic Main Street of Old Karuizawa.
The original Ginza is Tokyo’s upscale shopping district. Karuizawa’s version is the main shopping street in Old (“Kyu-“) Karuizawa. The lively street is lined with shops selling a wide variety of local specialty products. Take a step off the main street onto some of the quiet side streets, and you will discover small chapels and summer homes in forested settings as well as memorials to local famous scholars.
- Hours :
- Business hours vary by shop.
- Date(s) :
- Days vary by shop.
- Entrance Price :
- No cost to window shop.
- Time Required :
- 60 min
Telephone number is for the Karuizawa Tourism Center
tel : +81(0)267-42-5538 Karuizawa Tourism Hall(軽井沢観光会館)
- By Train
- From Karuizawa Station(JR Hokuriku(Nagano) Shinkansen), From the Kita-Guchi (north) exit, take the Kusa-Karu Bus from platform #4 (Loop Bus, Inner Route), Kyukaruizawa stop, approx. 5 min. Or on foot, approx. 25 min.
- By Car
- From Usui-Karuizawa IC, 20 min
- Karuizawa Tourism Center 470-3 Karuizawa, Karuizawa, Kitasaku 389-0102
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