Karuizawa Ski Resort or also known as Karuizawa Prince Hotel Ski Resort stands out as one of the most conveniently reachable destinations from Tokyo, with a travel time of approximately an hour via the Shinkansen. The resort boasts well-maintained trails, primarily catering to beginner and intermediate skiers, accompanied by snow parks for added excitement. Compare to other ski resorts in Japan, Karuizawa ski season starts early as November. The resort relies heavily on snow-making machines to create a reliable base of snow for skiing and snowboarding.
Karuizawa at the base of Mt. Asama, an active volcano, lies both the town of Karuizawa and the Karuizawa Prince Hotel Ski Resort. Karuizawa is positioned in the eastern region of the Nagano Prefecture and is approximately a 1 to 1.5-hour train ride from Tokyo.
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November - April