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Karuizawa History Town Walk

3 Hours
up to 40 people
English ( Business )

Why not explore Karuizawa, a famous upper-market mountain resort welcoming about 8 million visitors a year? You will walk around the Old Town area with a local guide. The destinations include historic lanes and paths, one of the area's famous churches, areas with holiday villas, Karuizawa Ginza Street and more! You will experience a cafe break, which is a must when you come to a resort area.


  • You will walk around the Old Town area, the most popular tourist destination.

  • You will enjoy lots of interesting talk about the present and the past Karuizawa by our local guide.

  • Walking along beautiful tree-shaded lanes lined by holiday villas is really refreshing.

  • Historic spots we often visit: Whisper Lane, Hori-Tatsuo Lane, Mampei Street, Mampei Hotel, a church (one of Shaw Memorial Church, St. Paul’s Catholic Church or Union Church), Karuizawa Ginza Street (the ancient Nakasendo Highway in the Edo period), etc.

Departure & Return

Starting time 09:30 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point At the ticket gates of JR Hokuriku Shinkansen in Karuizawa Station
Ending Point At the ticket gates of JR Hokuriku Shinkansen in Karuizawa Station (changeable)

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee, one drink at a cafe

What‘s not included

No additional fee during the tour. If you do some shopping, or in the case you decide to stop walking and take a taxi when you are tired, please make payment on your own.


Apply by 3 days before the guiding day. Earlier is better to find an available guide. Thank you.

We can confirm your booking after checking availability of our guides. We recommend early booking, like one to several months before the tour day to increase a chance to send our guide, but we can accept a booking up to 3 days before the tour day. We normally meet our customers at Karuizawa Station or Naka-Karuizawa Station (for Karuizawa History Town Walk, we start at only Karuizawa Station). If you meet our guide in other places than the two stations, such as your hotel lobby or other train stations, please note we may need to ask you to cover transportation cost.

Whole Tour duration is about 3 hours including a cafe break time. Recommended for the age 10 or older. For a private group of 2 people to 40 people. Photos are for illustrative purposes only.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 15 days prior to meeting time
  • 80% Refund - 8 to 14 days prior to meeting time
  • 70% Refund - 2 to 7 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 1 day(s) prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - less than 24 hours before the meeting time

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