Located at one end of Japan’s ‘romantic road’ that winds through the mountains to Nikko, Karuizawa is a favourite weekend retreat for affluent Tokyoites. There are numerous scenic spots such as Shiraito falls and excellent views of Mt Asama if arriving from Nikko by car. It also has one of Japan’s most renowned modern ryokan, the Hoshinoya, sister to the one in Kyoto. This is a great place to relax for a night as you travel through the Japan Alps.
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I can't think of anything that excites a greater sense of childlike wonder than to be in a country where you are ignorant of almost everything.Bill Bryson