Our professional guide will take you to the places that you wish to visit in Karuizawa and nearby areas. We are local guides and do our best to talk about our areas with our warm hearts! Shiraito Waterfall, Karuizawa Shaw Memorial Churches, Soba making experience, Karuizawa Old Town Areas, Karuizawa Prince Shopping Plaza, Karuizawa's History Road, Mt. Asama Magma Stone Park are just some of the popular places. I hope you will have a lot of fun
We can discuss where to meet, but if we meet at Karuizawa Station, Naka-Karuizawa Station, or a hotel within walking distance from these two train stations, there is no extra pickup cost.
Our professional guide will take you to the places that you wish to visit in Karuizawa and nearby areas. When you take a train, a bus, a taxi or any other transportation, please kindly pay the fares of yourselves and our guide. Please note that we don't arrange a package tour including transportation or accommodation. We are local guides and do our best to talk about our areas with our warm hearts!
Basically we would like to finish at the same place as the meeting point. But we can discuss it.
We understand each tourist has his/her own preference. We have a lot of experiences to make a tailored plan for families, groups, companies, business organizations, etc., so please feel free to tell us your request.
Guide fee only.
Everything other than guide fee such as transportation, meals, entrance fees, rental bikes, etc. The costs totally depend on your itinerary, but the followings are some costs for your reference purposes. Please pay for yourself and for our guide. We will tell you the cost details once your itinerary is roughly formed.
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.
Apply by 3 days before the guiding day. Earlier is better to find an available guide. Thank you.
Some locations are outside our guiding areas. If you arrange a taxi or a bus with a professional driver for private usage, our guide can ride the car with you for your tour. Please note we don't guide in a rental car which individual customers drive.
We arranged our half-day tour the night before (very last minute), and KGS responded that we would need to pay extra charges to meet in Nagano instead of Karuizawa. It all ended fine with us meeting in Nagano and getting a 3-hour tour that included chatting over a relaxed lunch and visiting the beautiful Zenkō-ji Temple and the san-do leading up to it in downtown Nagano. We thought about going to see the monkeys soaking in an onsen in the mountains, but it would have meant a long bus or taxi ride. We tasted shichimi-togarashi at a specialty store, and bought a scoop of yuzu and a scoop of black sesame flavored gelato that they sprinkled yuzu shichimi-togarashi on top of.