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Hoshino Area

Hoshino Area has long been a place where many great writers and artists have come to enjoy a life filled with nature, and the beauty of the changing seasons.Relax and enrich your soul with a wholesome resort experience.


Tombo no yu – Onsen

Immerse yourself in the open-air bath at the foot of the mountain and take in the spectacular view. The open glass
windows of the spacious and open-plan indoor bath also offer calming views outside.Not only staying guests also visitors
can enjoy Onsen.

Facilities: Open-air bath, indoor bath, sauna, cold water bath
Open: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. (Last admission 10:00 p.m.)
Price: Adult ¥1,300 Child ¥750 (An excess seasonal charge applies)
※Closed on 20th November 2018.

Skating Rink

Skating Rink


A pond in a forest becomes a skating rink when it freezes. You can enjoy skating while viewing snow clad Mount Asama.
There are sleds for use on the ice, so even beginners can relax and enjoy skating.

Operating period: 19th October 2018 – 10th March 2019 (scheduled,It may change depending on the weather)
※Closed on 20th Nov.2018, 8-10th Jan.2019
Open: 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Price: Adult: ¥1,800; Child: ¥1,300 (includes rental skates)

Japanese Casual Restaurant

Sonmin-Shokudo – Casual Japanese Restaurant

Sonmin-Shokudo offers a delicious dining experience and great hospitality.
You can enjoy set meals or a la carte dishes made using seasonal ingredients.

Open: 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m (Last order 9:00 p.m.) ※Closed on 20th November 2018.
※Sorry, we don’t accept reservations.

Restaurants & Shops

HARUNIRE Terrace – Restaurants and Shops

Enjoying shopping and a good meal is a fine way to spend a leisurely time in our resort area. Unique and well-selected
shops and restaurants await your visit.

【Restaurants】11:00a.m.〜10:00p.m.(Last order 9:00p.m)
【Shops】10:00 a.m. ~ 6:00 p.m.
(Operating time changes depending on seasons and shops)
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French restaurant & Deli,Wine shop


A restaurant where you can enjoy wines recommended by sommeliers and French deli. They have a selection of rare natural wines and takeout is also available.
Open: 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m (Last order 9:00 p.m.)


Soba restaurant


A Japanese restaurant that serves aromatic buckwheat noodles, tempura made with seasonal ingredients, a selection of local sake, and dishes à-la-carte.
Open: 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m (Last order 9:00 p.m.)
※6th,7th Oct. 10:00 p.m.Last order


Chinese restaurant


A Chinese restaurant that offers a taste of Chinese home cooking using plenty of vegetables and seasonal ingredients.
Open: 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m (Last order 9:00 p.m.)
※6th,7th Oct. 10:00 p.m.Last order

Il sogno

Italian restaurant

Il Sogno

An Italian restaurant that serves delicious pizza cooked in a brick oven by a professional pizza chef. They also have a selection of pastas and desserts.
Open: 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m (Last order 9:00 p.m.)
※Sat. 11:00 p.m (Last order 10:00 p.m.)
Sun./6th/7th Oct. 10:00 a.m.open


Bakery & Restaurant


Enjoy bread made from natural yeast and authentic European cooking at the café or restaurant.
[ Bakery ]Open: 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m
[ Restaurant ]
Open: 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m (Last order 9:00 p.m.)
※Sat.Sun.Mon. 7:00 Open, 6th/7th Oct. 7:00-10:00 p.m.Last order


Café & Spice shop


A cafe that serves spicy Nepali cuisine. They also sell spices, herbs, and other goods.
Open: 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m (Last order 9:00 p.m.)

Cafe & Sweets

Izumi-ya denbei

Japanese-style confectionery shop

Izumi-ya Dembei

A time-honored confectionery store that makes Japanese style sweets using carefully selected ingredients—the perfect souvenir from Karuizawa!
Open: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m
※6th/7th Oct. 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m


Café & book store

Maruyama Coffee

A coffee store established in Karuizawa. Please try their aromatic specialty coffee. You can also buy beans and order coffee to go.
Open: 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m

Nagai Farm



A farm shop popular for their gelato, which is made fresh every morning using milk and seasonal fruit and vegetables delivered directly from the farm.
Open: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m
※6th/7th Oct. 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m

Lifestyle shop


Bedding & Bedroom Ideas


A store for lifestyle goods such as clothing made from natural materials. They also have a bedding display and offer sleep consultation services.
Open: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m
※6th/7th Oct. 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m

Gallery ju-KAN

Selected artifact gallery

Gallery ju-KAN

We display and sell the works og well-selected artists. Customized orders are also possible.
Open: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m
※6th/7th Oct. 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m


Wooden goods shop


Nature and human-friendly specialty shop for wood products like wooden toys and furniture.
Open: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m
※6th/7th Oct. 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m


Selected Nordic goods shop


A store with a selection of high quality northern European household goods, tableware, and furniture suitable for the Karuizawa lifestyle.
Open: Open: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m
※6th/7th Oct. 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m


Grocery Shop


A store that sells processed goods made from fruits and vegetables grown in Karuizawa and the surrounding areas. We recommend the smoothies made from these ingredients.
Open: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m
※6th/7th Oct. 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m


Garden & Outdoor Living


We provide furniture and accessories for making your stay and activities in the forest even more enjoyable.
Open: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m
※6th/7th Oct. 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m



Thai-style massage


Relax & refresh with Thai massage. Improve your condition.
Open: 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m (Last admission 7:00 p.m.)


An experienced “Picchio” eco-tour guide will lead you through the natural forest for a truly unique experience. Birds,
flowers and insects in the forest will show many different aspects of their daily existence.


※Closed on 20th November.
Nature Watching Tour in daytime : start 10:00 a.m./
*1:30 p.m.
*This slot is available only during special periods.
Night Hiking Tour : starting time varies with each season.
Please ask for details.


Karuizawa besso navi

Karuizawa besso navi :
Real estate agent & Villa management service

More and more foreigners own villas in Karuizawa because is the best place for your base in Japan.We are your partner to realize your ideal stay.Don’t hesitate to let us know how yours would be.

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Karuizawa Kogen Church

Karuizawa Kogen Church

Karuizawa Kogen Church is picturesque, located in the highland woods. Weddings in the church are offered with a heart-warming
live music of the harp and the organ.

Stone Church

Stone Church

Stone Church is the one and only architecture in the world. Its appearance of Stone and Glass symbolize Man and Woman
supporting each other.
Open to visitors:Mon.-Thu. 9:00a.m.-6:00p.m.(except holidays)/Fri.-Sun. 7:30a.m.-8:30a.m.
Only the above time can be visited, except for the wedding ceremony.

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“Discover the Ultimate Japan Experience”

HOSHINOYA is an embodiment of the vision, “Discover the Ultimate Japan Experience”, a new class of Japanese resorts
infused with contemporary style, and is dedicated to upholding the standard of Japanese hospitality.

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Hotel Bleston Court

Hotel Bleston Court – “The Gourmet Hotel”

Hotel Bleston Court, stands on a hilltop in the Hoshino area, and is renowned as a leading gastronomic crossroads
in Japan. Guest rooms are cottage type and they are surrounded by a lush forest.

BEB Karuizawa –
“A Laid-back Hotel Where You Can Be Yourself”

Like a night at your best friend’s house, this is an easygoing, laid-back hotel free from time constraints or obligations. Kick back and relax in your comfiest clothes with a drink and some snacks at the always-open “TAMARIBA” lounge for as long as you’d like.

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About us

Hoshino Onsen opened its doors in 1915 in Karuizawa, a popular summer retreat where many celebrities and missionaries from overseas had built their holiday houses. Around 1921, the representatives of Japanese literature chose this land as their place of sojourn. While enjoying their stay in Karuizawa, they held lessons where they could lead free and active discussions to pursue spiritual richness independently of religion or ideology, and together they ushered in a new age for culture and thought.

In the 50s and 60s, the founder of the ‘Wild Bird Society of Japan’ chose this place to stay, and described the forest next to the Hoshino Area as a wild bird treasure trove. Afterwards, the forest was named part of the National Wild bird Sanctuary, and the guided bird watching tours of the time are now part of the ‘Picchio’ eco tours.

Even nowadays, about 80 different wild bird species can be seen in the Karuizawa Wild Bird Sanctuary. Among the varied wild flora and fauna inhabiting it, we find the flying squirrel, the Japanese serow, or the moon bear. The melting snow from the gorgeous Mt.Asama, north of Karuizawa, becomes the Yukawa-river flowing across the Hoshino Area. When taking a stroll, make sure to listen to the pleasant murmur of the stream.

Hoshino Area is a relaxing area that makes good use of the surrounding nature and landscape. Be it the area’s peculiarities, or workshops and other events, new discoveries to tickle your curiosity are awaiting no matter when you come. Experience resort life in a rich natural environment: take your time and enjoy the hot springs, the meals, or even a shopping trip.