Tourists in Japan who wish to take a break from busy Tokyo may consider heading towards the resort town of Karuizawa located in Nagano, just a little over one hour away by train from the nation’s capital.
This town is quite popular among locals and tourists alike, especially during summer, and is well-known for its cool air, calm surroundings, and relaxing scenery. It’s like Baguio City – the Philippines’ summer capital, sans the traffic congestion and the long travel by land.
In general, Karuizawa boasts of an ancient look and feel that appeals to tourists inclined with nature, culture, and the arts. It has contemporary restaurants and shops amid antique stores and heritage sites. The town is uniquely traditional but modern – making it a must-see attraction that merits inclusion in every tourist’s Japan itinerary.