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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.

Tombo-no-yu -- Hot SPA spring

photo : Tombo-no-yu -- Hot SPA 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 ¥1,200 Child ¥700 (An excess seasonal charge applies)
  • _ TEL: +81 267 44 3580

Picchio -- Eco-tour

photo : Picchio -- 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.


  • 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

Sonmin-Shokudo -- Casual Japanese Restaurant

photo : Sonmin-Syokudou -- 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

HARUNIRE Terrace -- Restaurants and Shops

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:

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 and Craft gallery Artist Selection Gallery Flashpoint Selected Nordic goods shop NATUR
Beauty salon treatment for nails and eyelashes Ciel Thai-style massage Tocoyo


photo : Hoshinoya Karuizawa

Hoshinoya Karuizawa

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.
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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.

Second House Purchasing

Photo: Karuizawa Besso Navi

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.
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Address : Hoshino, Karuizawa-machi, Nagano 389-0194, Japan
Tel : +81-267-45-5853


By train

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

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.)

By car

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

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