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.
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 ￥1,200 Child ￥700 (An excess seasonal charge applies)
- _ TEL: +81 267 44 3580
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.
- 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
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
Enjoy 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 and Shops in Hoshino area:
Chinese home cooking style restaurant
Bakery and restaurant
|Casual Japanese Restaurant
No One's Recipe
Japanese-style confection store
French Deli and wine shop
Pure Milk Gelato Nagai Farm
Café & book store
Wooden goods shop
Fabric & lifestyle shop
|Art and Craft gallery
Artist Selection Gallery Flashpoint
Selected Nordic goods shop
Beauty salon treatment for nails and eyelashes
If only Japan could embrace its unique culture a little more and yet continue to modernize... Hoshinoya Karuizawa has created another vision of Japan under this ideal. Guest rooms dotted along the river, which runs through a small valley, conjure up images of villages of old.
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.
Karuizawa Besso Navi, a real estate agent for purchasers, introduces attractive houses and land for second residences in Karuizawa.
We provide customers assistance with purchasing, building and maintaining a comfortable environment.
Address : Hoshino, Karuizawa-machi, Nagano 389-0194, Japan
Tel : +81-267-45-5853
From Narita/Haneda International Airport :
60 minutes from Narita Airport to Tokyo Station by Narita Express Train /25 minntes from Haneda Airport to Tokyo Station by Tokyo Monorail and JR line.
70 minutes from Tokyo Station to Karuizawa Station by Shinkansen Asama
15 minutes from Karuizawa Station to Hoshino Area by taxi
*Transition time is not included.
Shuttle services are also available from Karuizawa Station, departing from the South Exit car park.
(Passengers may be unable to board the bus when it is full.)
From Tokyo :
Nerima I.C. ----(Kanetsu expressway)----Fujioka JCT----(Joshinetsu expressway)---Usui-Karuizawa I.C. (approximately 120 min)
20 minutes drive from the Usui-Karuizawa I.C. to Hoshino Area