Easy Access - One Hour from Tokyo! Karuizawa is Japan’s premier four season mountain resort.

from Tokyo

150km

  • Car 2h30m
  • Bus 3h
  • Bullet Train 1h10m

from Nagoya

270km

  • Car 4h
  • Bullet Train 3h (Via Tokyo)

from Osaka

435km

  • Car 6h
  • Bullet Train 4h (Via Tokyo)

from Kanazawa

330km

  • Car 4h
  • Bullet Train 2h

By train from Tokyo

Karuizawa can be reached from Tokyo in 65-80 minutes by the JR Hokuriku Shinkansen. The one way journey costs about 5,500 yen and is fully covered by the Japan Rail PassJR Tokyo Wide Pass and several other JR passes. At 10,000 yen, the JR Tokyo Wide Pass, in particular, already pays off for a round trip.

Source: Japan-Guide.com

By bus from Tokyo

Highway buses make five round trips per day between Tokyo’s Ikebukuro Station and Karuizawa Station. The one way journey takes three hours and costs 2600 yen. Online reservations can be made through Japan Bus Online.

Source: Japan-Guide.com

By bus from Kusatsu Onsen

There are 4-7 round trips per day between Karuizawa and Kusatsu Onsen and Karuizawa, stopping at the Shiraito Waterfall along the way. The one way journey takes about 80 minutes and costs 2200 yen.

Source: Japan-Guide.com

By bus from Kansai

Multiple companies operate overnight buses between OsakaKyoto and Karuizawa. The one way ride takes eight hours and costs around 8000 yen.

Source: Japan-Guide.com

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