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Karuizawa Prince Hotel Ski Resort

Karuizawa, Karuizawa-machi, Kitasaku-gun 389-0103, Nagano Prefecture
+81 267-42-5588
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Wonderful cuisine and peace.

Beautiful hotel and amazing dining room. The whole town is very select.Meal was out of this world... read more

Reviewed 3 July 2017
Martin S
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Ripon, United Kingdom
Great for beginners and families

Your view of the place will probably depend a lot on your level. I am a beginner and appreciated... read more

Reviewed 27 January 2017
garrellm
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Tokyo, Japan
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Karuizawa Prince Hotel Ski Resort is one of the easiest accessible resorts from Tokyo. You can reach there in about an hour by Shinkansen. The ski resort offers good condition trails mainly for beginner and intermediate level skiers, as well as snow parks. The ski season starts from November as snow machines make good snow in the cold air. A huge resort area lies at the bottom of the ski resort including Prince Hotels and a big shopping complex.
  • Excellent19%
  • Very good51%
  • Average22%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“ski school” (3 reviews)
“ski resort” (5 reviews)
“shopping mall” (3 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Karuizawa, Karuizawa-machi, Kitasaku-gun 389-0103, Nagano Prefecture
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+81 267-42-5588
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Reviewed 3 July 2017

Beautiful hotel and amazing dining room. The whole town is very select.Meal was out of this world. Will return.

1  Thank Martin S
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Your view of the place will probably depend a lot on your level. I am a beginner and appreciated that there are many people like me. I can also see children with their parents. Also good to be so close to the shopping mall if...More

3  Thank garrellm
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Not the biggest ski resort in Japan, but probably the best access. Only a 2hr drive from Tokyo by car or less than an hour on the Shinkansen (only 500m from the station). Located right next to the station and outlet so a great destination...More

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Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

Apparently this is mainly for beginners or familes, but most benefit is snow machines that covering quite wide area.

1  Thank tandm0724
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Look for Michiyo Hashimoto from Lion Snowboard School. She's fantastic. Patient, encouraging and speaks great English. She is located at the Ski centre. Runs kids and freestyle classes...

2  Thank Daphne T
Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

I went with a group of friends and stayed at prince hotel east in one of the cabins. It was within ten minutes walk from the karuizawa jr station passing through the outlet. We had traveled from Tokyo and was a relatively short journey (1...More

1  Thank Jy237
Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

Although affordable, we didn't get to ski at this resort. We were informed that there was no teacher who could speak English. Good thing it wasn't our main purpose. We were there just to play with the kids since they are not used to seeing...More

1  Thank Celine R
Reviewed 8 March 2016 via mobile

It was the first time we went to ski with our two young children. We choose Karuizawa resort because of Prince Hotels good reputation, the outlet, easy access and Japan! As of today, it was our best holidays ever! We stayed in one of the...More

1  Thank Wai C
Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

Most ski resorts in Japan open not until late December but Karuizawa opens on early November. The snow is machine-made but is still in a pretty good quality. They offer rentals on boards and equipment but are kinda pricey. There are a lot of visitors...More

2  Thank Iris D
Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

As this was the 2nd time I went skiing (the first time was 20 odd years ago), it would be difficult to comment on the ski site. What impressed me was the ski school. There were 3 ski schools operating, and I reserved 2 days,...More

8  Thank Jessica W
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Belle T
31 October 2017|
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Response from プリンススキー担当 | Property representative |
Thank you for your inquiry. Lessons' detail are below. Private Lesson for 1 ¥20,000 ¥30,000 Private Lesson for 2 to 4 people ¥26,000 ¥36,000 Usual group lessons are taught by Japanese teacher so it would be difficult for... More
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Belle T
19 October 2017|
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Response from プリンススキー担当 | Property representative |
Thank you for your inquiry, and we apologize for delayed. You can take either Private lesson or Group lesson at Karuizawa PrinceHotel Ski Resort, however, booking would be highly recommended in advanced. For more... More
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Nisa P
8 October 2017|
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Response from プリンススキー担当 | Property representative |
Thank you for your inquiry. Karuizawa is an artificial snow resort, and opening on Nov 3rd, 2017. Visiting in December is absolutely perfect timing for you. Also, if you want to give your son snow experience, we have a snow... More
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