The national capital Tokyo is situated 75 miles (121 kilometers) southeast of Karuizawa, while Nagano lies 30 miles (48 kilometers) to the northwest.
To stock up on supplies or enjoy a light meal, visit Ginza Shopping Street and the also-popular Karuizawa Prince Shopping Plaza. Enjoy the atmosphere and wander through the stores at these popular destinations.
As well as urban parks, the area also has a few ecological reserves where visitors can enjoy picturesque surrounds and some notable trees, plants and birds. Hike around the grounds of Mount Asama and appreciate your escape from the paved streets.
Nature lovers will want to check out Kumoba Pond, where visitors can spend time outdoors. Keen gardeners love to hang out here because of the relaxed atmosphere and well-tended gardens.