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Stay in Karuizawa’s Best Hidden Forest Sanctuary, Complete With Mountain Views

By Guidable Writers Jan 18, 2021

Imagine waking up in Karuizawa to an exquisite view of lush forests and blue mountains. Karuizawa is a beautiful location that attracts nature lovers, onsen (hot spring) enthusiasts, and avid outlet shoppers. Whether you want to get outside, relax or shop ‘til you drop, there is something for everyone. And we have a spectacular hotel to introduce you to where you can experience it all!

Wake Up to Forests and Mountains in Karuizawa

Ski, hike, enjoy the sparkling reflective pond, flowing waterfall many other nature’s gifts around Karuizawa. Karuizawa is a laid-back town filled with quaint cafes and shops along the tree-lined Kyu-Karuizawa Ginza Street and riverside Harunire Terrace site. The popular outlet Karuizawa Prince Shopping Plaza is close to the station and provides a great spot for some shopping on the way back from your stay.

From Karuizawa station, you can hop on a free, 40-minute shuttle bus to arrive at Karuizawa Club Hotel Karuizawa 1130. The hotel resort sits at 1130 meters above sea level, inside the Joshinetsu Kogen National Park. At this level, spectacular views can be appreciated through all four seasons, a different backdrop depending on the time of year. With expansive forest in the foreground and magnificent mountains in the background, the sight truly is one to behold.

Relax in the surrounding forest, immerse yourself in nature, soak in natural onsen baths, dine on delicious food, and even stay with your beloved pet if you like! You can do all this and more at Karuizawa Club Hotel Karuizawa 1130.

What Makes Karuizawa Club Hotel Karuizawa 1130 So Special?

We want to introduce three things about Karuizawa Club Hotel Karuizawa 1130 that make it really stand out.

1. The stunning 360-degree panoramic rooftop views
2. The natural open-air onsen
3. Dog-friendly rooms

Amazing Panoramic Views

The views from the panoramic rooftop are breathtaking! Drink in the wonderful view of
Mount Asama and the surrounding forests. Watch the landscape change throughout the seasons: lush green in the spring and summer, red and yellow hues during autumn, and a snowy wonderland during winter. At night the sky is lit up with twinkling stars. You can even reserve a star talk conducted by a professional astrologer for 2,000 yen.

Silky Natural Onsen

The 100% natural onsen flows directly from Mount. Asama and is one of the popular onsens in the area. Soak in the beautifying sodium sulfate waters and feel its soft, smooth texture. As it’s an open bath, you can enjoy the seasons, especially delightful in the winter to warm yourself in the steamy bath while watching the snow outside.

There are also natural baths available for your to bathe privately in some of the selected rooms. Choose between a Mount Asama or forest view, sip in the refreshing forest air, and transport yourself to nature’s paradise.

Stay With Your Furry Friend

If you like to travel with your dog (and who wouldn’t!), then this hotel is the place for you and your pet! The hotel has four dog-friendly rooms, with a separate entrance from the main hotel. The room can fit two middle-sized dogs or one big dog and has the basic amenities, like a dog bed and cleaning facilities, that you and your dog require. Make sure to bring your dog food!

More About Karuizawa Club Hotel Karuizawa 1130

Each hotel room is spacious and airy, with an average size of 80 square meters! There are different types of rooms you can choose from, including a “wayoushitsu,” which is a fusion of Japanese and Western room style. Rooms with a private bath or without a mountain view or forest are spoilt for choice. The premium family suit is the biggest, can stay up to 9 people, and has the very best views.

Dining on-site is more than enough reason to visit this hotel as the food is scrumptious and all made using local ingredients. Try the French restaurant for a dinner course prepared by the very talented, Paris prize-winning head chef! The taste is inspired by both Italian and Japanese cuisine for a unique fusion. Sample some Japanese cuisine at Japanese restaurant Yamaboshi for exquisite spreads of delicate dishes. Or go for the buffet with an impressive choice of foods, all carefully placed and mindful of strict COVID-19 preventative measures.

Other Things to Try During Your Stay!

As well as a natural onsen, there is also a spa, a swimming pool, and other recreational facilities such as ping pong, tennis, and golf, depending on the season. For more adventures, travel 30 minutes by car to the nearby ski resort and hit the slopes. Or, for a day with the kids, take an eco-tour at Picchio Wildlife Research Center, famous for its bird watching and flying squirrel watching tours. If you have an itch to get back down to the town for a spending spree, you can take the free bus to the station and walk from there to the outlet shops for a day of retail therapy.

Stay Amidst the Forest and Mountains in Karuizawa

Karuizawa Club Hotel Karuizawa 1130 is a forest sanctuary for a relaxing, recreational time away from the city’s hustle and bustle. It is easy to get to from Karuizawa by free bus, and there is also a Keio bus directly from Shibuya that will drop you off nearby, and you can get a paid transfer the rest of the way. A stay at the hotel resort will have you leaving satisfied and refreshed, and the dazzling views are those you will remember for a long time afterward. Many of the guests go back in each season for a whole new view, and we bet you will want to too!
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