Old Karuizawa Main Street
Old Karuizawa Main Street
3.5

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krocchi
Singapore, Singapore2,239 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Couples
A must visit place if you are going to Karuizawa it is an interesting street but a lot of stores closed when I was there in December 2022. There is a miffy, snoopy and studio ghibli store along this street. Be sure to try the curry bun while you’re here!
Written 6 December 2022
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dtjt1
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia239 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Friends
Lovely and quiet street with many boutique shops and cafes to steal your afternoon away. There are few good cafes, one of which is Makino coffee. Most of the shops are closed on wednesdays as I just realised today while visiting the area.
Written 4 December 2019
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Jonas A
Stockholm, Sweden938 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Family
A quaint cosy pedestrian street with boutiques with both typical Japanese products and specialty imports. Also many coffee shops and gift shops. One of very few places in Japan where they charge money to access public toilets.
Written 28 June 2019
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Harry R
Ramat Hasharon, Israel391 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Couples
Apparently we arrived in off season as we had most of the street to ourselves. We strolled in a pedestrian street between all sorts of shops selling Japanese curios, artisanal products, and food outlets and had a moderately good time.
Written 8 June 2018
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Brian W
Hong Kong, China67 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Couples
A typical Japan street - quiet, but you can discover some surprise. Rent a bike from JR station and ride along the street, walk-in the stores that sell jams and Japanese cake
Written 11 January 2018
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FrancKelly
Solihull, England, United Kingdom87 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Family
This is a must for anyone in the area. Very different, eclectic shops and attractions. Walking is a must, don't be lazy take in all the diversity.
Written 11 August 2017
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KCS81
Singapore, Singapore385 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Friends
If you are in Karuizawa and have some time, why not drop by the Old Karuizawa main street to have a nice stroll and purchase some local products. We had a good time just roaming around, buying some snacks, jams and local products. You can easily spend an hour or 2 here. No entrance fee and is suitable for families with kids/senior people.

Also, remember to drop by Church Street building to buy some of the delicious jam. Highly recommended. For more info, please check out my review on Church Street.

We stopped here on the way back from Shiraito Falls. Catch the bus heading to Karuizawa station. It's about 5 mins from Karuizawa station and 25 mins from Shiraito Falls on the Karuizawa Kusatsu Line (bus).

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Written 9 January 2017
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warren D
Vladivostok, Russia3,243 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016 • Couples
I've stayed in Karuizawa several times on R&R trips from Tokyo. This resort town is famous as the place where the then Crown Prince Akihito met the current Empress Michiko at a tennis court. The old main street houses many souvenir shops and is worth strolling about here if you are looking for "omiyage" to take home.
Written 27 December 2016
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ChrisPrice12345
Karuizawa-machi, Japan126 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2016 • Solo
I guess you have to visit on a trip to Karuizawa, but most of the shops and restaurants are rather mundane - too many place selling jam and honey
Written 15 March 2016
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canberra421
Singapore, Singapore271 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015 • Family
Stretch of shops and restaurants for tourist to walk around. We illegally park at the nearby church grounds. Oops cause the parking is ex as usual. Some unique shops around.
Written 14 August 2015
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