KARUIZAWA- JAPAN

Think about a perfect town out of the city reach covered in mountains and jungle across a perfect place for shopping and dining. Beautiful weather and perfect atmosphere and pretty place indeed if you wish to talk to yourself just in case you do not have a girl friend to walk you through. Karuizawa is a resort town in the mountains near Nagano, Japan. It’s known for mild summers conducive to outdoor recreation like golf. Forests in the surrounding area offer cycling and walking paths along with sites like Kumoba Pond and Shiraito Falls.

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When I got down from the train I found a tourist information center right at the corner of the station. Soon I had enough information to move forward and to explore the beautiful town. I walked through numerous stores out there which to me it made it a shopping district with quite a huge number of brands displayed at one place to pick and choose. And not just that there is a beautiful ground with green grass adjacent to it where I found a little pond with colorful fish adding to the beauty of it. 

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Skiing and hot springs are popular in the winter. Kyu-Karuizawa, the old town center, is the site of a pedestrian shopping strip.

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Soon I had a bus to catch to main center in order to have some food and to walk through the forest down there. Pretty exciting isn’t it? I just walked through to the bus station where a mini bus was already waiting. A lot of tourists could be seen moving towards the same direction when I got to the center of the town. I did not have a tour guide yet I got acquainted with someone on the bus and she could explain to me where I could eat and where I could start the journey. Thanks to her I tried some seafood and walked through the forest and took some amazing pictures.

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