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Welcome to Hoshino area -- An Ecological & Modern SPA Resort

photo : Welcome to Hoshino area

A stay at Hoshino area, nestled in a forest along the Yukawa River 1000m above sea level at the foot of Mt. Asama, offers a blissful experience for all visitors. Here you will find the best of Karuizawa, skillfully harmonized with nature.
Recently, people come to spend a relaxing time here throughout the year, not only during the summer vacation period. Lovers of nature and culture gather here to spend their days leisurely in our community area.
Join us for a stay, and re-energize your body and mind.

  • Hot Spring
  • Food and Shop
  • Eco-tour
  • Church
  • Hotel

Hot Spring

photo : Hot Spring

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.

  • _ 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)
  • _ TEL: +81 267 44 3580

Food and Shop

photo : Sonmin-Syokudou -- Casual Japanese Restaurant

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.

photo : Sonmin-Syokudou -- Casual Japanese Restaurant

Sonmin-Shokudo -- Casual Japanese Restaurant

A Japanese famous novelist, Tatsuo Hori, described Karuizawa as "the beautiful village" in his great work. Sonmin-Shokudo is a restaurant serving delicious Japanese cuisine for all visitors and locals alike. Relax in comfort with our seasonal special menus.

  • _ Open: 11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. (Last order 10:00 p.m.)
  • _ Contact and Reservation: +81 267 44 3571

Restaurants and Shops in Hoshino area:

Italian trattoria Il sogno Soba restaurant Kawakami-an
Chinese home cooking style restaurant Kisurin Bakery and restaurant Sawamura
Casual Japanese Restaurant Sonmin-Shokudo French Restaurant No One's Recipe
Japanese-style confection store Izumi-ya denbei Lounge The Lounge
French Deli and wine shop CERCLE Cafe Hungry Spot
Gelato Pure Milk Gelato Nagai Farm Café & book store Maruyama Coffee
Wooden goods shop Garandou Fabric & lifestyle shop Seringa
Art & Craft gallery Gallery ju-KAN Selected Nordic goods shop NATUR
Bedding & Bedroom Ideas Bedfitter Karuizawa Thai-style massage Tocoyo
Grocery Shop Karuizawa Vegetable Kokopeli

Eco-tour

photo : Eco-tour

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.

Tours:

  • Nature Watching Tour in daytime : start 9:00 a.m.* /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.
    _ Contact and Reservation: +81 267 45 7777

Church

Photo: Karuizawa Kogen Church

Karuizawa Kogen Church

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

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Photo: Stone Church

Stone Church

Stone Chuech is the one and only architecture in the world. Its appearance of Stone and Glass symbolize Man and Woman supporting each other.

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Hotel

photo : Hoshinoya Karuizawa

HOSHINOYA- "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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photo : Hotel Bleston Court - "The Gourmet Hotel"

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.

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