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Stopover during my road trip and manage to get some souvniers , of course there are plenty of samples to try .
Won't except to spend more than 90mins walking and sampling , a good choice to have lunch as they have some decent food...More
Very crowded and there are many souvenir shops and restrants for tourists, but few local places. Many shops have a sign written only in Chinese (no Japanese), and I guess their best target is currently Chinese. (It is like Kamakura.)
I saw a...More
There were a variery of shops, restaurants, and cafes. We stopped by in Karuizawa on the way back to Tokyo from Nagano with large luggage stored at the Karuizawa station. Souvenias were very tempting to me to buy. However, I did not buy as much...More
We walked to Ginza dori from Karuizawa station. Ginza dori has a section which is only for pedestrians and has lots of shops on both sides of the road. Shops primarily about souvenirs, fruits jam and honey. We bought some honey from honey man’s shop....More
Up until the 1980’s Karuizawa’s Main Street (more recently renamed Ginza-dori) was the gathering place for summer residents and tourists. At night the town would block vehicular traffic and pedestrians were free to roam the street. Shops stayed open late (9:00pm) and families took after...More
All kinds of goods are available, most at a premium, but some outlet shops have discounted goods from shops in Tokyo and elsewhere. Two good French bakeries, specialty Jam & Jelly; Honey; jeans; art; and other unique shops. Lots of places to have food of...More
Afriad I can't help specifically on the locker availability nor location as I had no need for it. But maybe you can try dropping your bags at the tourist information offices...one located at ginza dori and the other at the... More
Afriad I can't help specifically on the locker availability nor location as I had no need for it. But maybe you can try dropping your bags at the tourist information offices...one located at ginza dori and the other at the train station. They may be able to help if it's for not too long a period