Karuizawa

Situated amid the dense mountain forests of Nagano Prefecture, the village of Karuizawa is home to hot springs famed for nearly a century as the waters for beautiful skin. Just about an hour from Tokyo by bullet train, Karuizawa has long drawn domestic visitors looking for weekend rejuventation and is now attracting foreigners as well, thanks to the excellent HOSHINOYA resort.

Experiences

A handpicked selection of experiences endorsed by our experts. If you can’t see what you’re looking for, let us know, as our extensive network of local contacts can open many doors.

Bird Sanctuary

Visit the wild bird sanctuary near HOSHINOYA, which is one of the largest aviaries in Japan.

Karuizawa Hiking

Set out for an invigorating hike on trails winding through the Karuizawa forest. The temperature is generally noticeably cooler, with considerably fewer tourists in Karuizawa compared to Tokyo, Hakone and Kyoto, making your stay here a welcome contrast from other stops on your itinerary.

Japan Regions

Explore in-depth information, experiences and highlights by navigating to specific regions using the links below on the right.

Multi-Country Specialists

Japan Goes Well With

Why Remote Lands?

Exclusively Asia

With Remote Lands you'll travel with people who have made Asia the solitary focus of their own lifelong adventure. As our guest, you'll discover Asia on a journey that is completely, authentically your own, adapted from our own remarkable experiences and adventures over the years.

With Remote Lands you'll travel with people who have made Asia the solitary focus of their own lifelong adventure. As our guest, in the continent that our north American founders Catherine and Jay have adored and explored for decades, you'll discover Asia on a journey that is completely, authentically your own, adapted from our own remarkable experiences and adventures over the years.

Travelogues

An Asia-focused magazine brought to you by Remote Lands - a platform for adventure, luxury, and authenticity from experts and explorers around the continent.

What Others Say

Here is a small selection of the kind words our clients have said about us recently.