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Lovely spot for a break

After our lengthy stroll around the Stone Church and cathedral, we ended up at the Hoshino area... read more

Reviewed 9 March 2018
Nice Onsen and incredile Nepalese Curry t

We went Hoshino Onsen during evening and selected to try a curry restaurant in Hoshino Area. The... read more

Reviewed 21 January 2018
Karen L
Chinandega Department, Nicaragua
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Hoshino, Karuizawa-machi, Kitasaku-gun 389-0194, Nagano Prefecture
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Reviewed 9 September 2018

We went to Karuizawa on our way to Japan. We have heard that there is a wonderful hotel called ”Hoshinoya" in Karuizawa. There was an amusement "Hoshino area" around the hotel. We took a walk through the wonderful forest. We had delicious Japanese food. We...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank lesserpandatrip
Reviewed 17 June 2018

Stayed at the nearby Hoshino resort and walked over here one day. Nice selection of restaurants, shops, and merchandise with a beautiful setting. Onsen nearby.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank amandahauck
Reviewed 9 March 2018

After our lengthy stroll around the Stone Church and cathedral, we ended up at the Hoshino area, specifically Harunire Terrace for a break. Filled with the prerequisite posh cafes, eateries and classy souvenir shops, it's admittedly a tourist trap but so lovely I didn't mind...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank SingaporeStef
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

We went Hoshino Onsen during evening and selected to try a curry restaurant in Hoshino Area. The restaurant provided Nepalese curry which was incredibly declious. First time to eat a Naan bread with cheese inside which was amazing! The Hoshino Area is a worthy place...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Karen L
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Been here twice, I love the nature,the trees, the forest, the stores, the quiet! As a vacation spot, Karuizawa is a quite quiet city. The stores are closed at 5-6:60pm, there's no place to shop around, the only thing you ca do is finding a...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 3 July 2017

We took an evening tour about the flying squirrels and learned a lot before we saw three squirrels fly after sunset. A fun way to spend an evening at Piccio

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 11 March 2017

This is a class onsen open to the public. You'd be hard pressed to find a public onsen of this quality elsewhere.

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank Keith B
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Nice ambience, environment, bakery shops and restaurants. Worth a 2-3 hours trip by taking a free shuttle bus from Karuizawa bus and train station. Try to get a walking map of Hoshino area from the Karuizawa train station. The Hoshino onsen is famous.

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank AFYeng
Reviewed 24 November 2016

Nice little area set next to the river. Eclectic mix of shops, cafes and restaurants. All high quality. Go to the very excellent Tonbu no yu onsen.

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank Grapefruit27
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Best of all, Hoshino Area can be reached with free shuttle bus from Prince shopping plaza next to Karuizawa train station. The famous Hoshino Onsen located here, Many specialty shops and restaurants inside the forest also a bird sanctuary and plenty of hiking paths. You...More

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank slow_motion_traveler
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