In a richly forested mountain setting, 90 minutes and a world away from Tokyo. Karuizawa has long been a popular resort destination for the world’s intellectual and cultural elite.
After barely ten minutes by car from Karuizawa railway station, you leave the main road and drive into the forest, into the bountiful heart of nature. Whatever the season, the range of colours will undoubtedly surprise, amaze and inspire you.
Hoshinoya Karuizawa is built like a little town, with everything to make it a paradise on earth. The rooms are centred around a water feature that contributes to the magic of the place, especially at nightfall, when the candles spread out across the water light up.