Thursday, July 7, 2016

# Karuizawa Travel ♪ Recommended Shops at the Karuizawa Prince Shopping Plaza!

Karuizawa Prince Shopping Plaza
A shopping heaven with more than 230 shops for your to shop!

Last time, we have introduced you the best ways to enjoy Karuizawa. Today, we are going to tell you more about the shopping heaven, Karuizawa Prince Shopping Plaza.

If you still haven't had a chance to read our last blog, you can just simply click here:
# Karuizawa Travel ♪ The Best Ways To Enjoy Karuizawa!!

Have no clues where to start first? Don't worry! Let us show you some interesting shops and restaurants at the Karuizawa Prince Shopping Plaza today!!

Travel by Hokuriku Shinkansen

It's highly recommended to get the JR TOKYO Wide Pass. You can save your time and money on your trip!!

About the JR TOKYO Wide Pass

The JR TOKYO Wide Pass is a discounted pass for unlimited rides in Tokyo and the surrounding Kanto area. Valid for three days, the pass is good for unlimited rides using reserved seats on ordinary cars on Shinkansen, limited express and other trains in the valid use area. The JR TOKYO Wide Pass makes it easy to visit popular tourist destinations such as Mt. Fuji, Izu and Karuizawa, GALA Yuzawa.

Sale Start Date: 19th November 2015
Use Start Date: 19th December 2015

Prices: Adults (12 years old and older) 10,000 yen, Children (6 to 11 years old) 5,000 yen

Official Homepage:

If you don't want to take the Shinkansen this time, don't worry, you can still take buses from Shinjuku and Ikeburuko.  For Shinjuku, you can find the ticket booth in front the the electronics store, Big Camera.  For Ikeburuko, you can find the the ticket booth in front store GU.

No time to waste! Just walk across the station you can see Karuizawa Prince Shopping Plaza!!

Karuizawa Prince Shopping Plaza
Address: Karuizawa, Karuizawa-machi, Kitasakugun, Nagano, 389-0102
Operating Hours:
10:00 - 19:00 (Shops)
10:00 - 19:00 (Food Court)
10:00 - 19:00 (Restaurants; Vary by store)
11:00 - 22:00 (Karuizawa Aji No Machi)
10:00 - 19:00 (Cafe)
09:30 - 19:30 (STARBUCKS COFFEE)
09:30 - 19:30 (TULLY'S COFFEE)
*Store hours vary by season.

Map: Google Map

Let's find something to eat first before we do some crazy shopping!!

Yakiniku (Japanese Grilled Meat)

"Let me do a magic trick for you!"

"Ta-da! The assorted meat plate just came out from the menu!!"

Aging Beef
Zone: AJ-09.10.11
Tel.: 0267-46-8581
Assorted Meat Plate includes ripened beef, Shinshu (Nagano prefecture) chicken, pork, and sausages (6,800 yen + tax)

Aging Beef is not like the traditional yakiniku shop, just from the outlook of their shop, you may think that it's a cafe for cakes and coffee! In such relaxing environment, you can enjoy the Japanese beef and other kinds of meat. Isn't it great?

Left: Choregi Salad 790 yen + tax
Right (top): Korean style side dish platter 1,000 yen + tax
Right (bottom): Korean kimchi platter 1,000 yen + tax
Not too into meat, don't worry, we have a great way to make your meal healthier. How about order some salad to go with the meat? Do you like the Korean kimchi? Try this kimchi with white carrot and cucumber.

At Aging Beef, you can find beef that is ripened. What is good about ripening? It is said that the tenderness of meat is highly improved which makes the meat more tasty. Haven't tried it before? Please come here and try it!!

Premium ripened beef platter:
4,500 yen + tax

Best Spot for Afternoon Tea

Mikado Coffee

At Mikado Coffee, you can find high quality coffee beans from around the world. Also, coffee beans are roasted and prepared by professionals for the customers. 

Mikado Coffee
Zone: CM-08
Tel.: 0267-42-0549

Unique Taste

Mikado Coffee tries to retain the  bitterness, sourness, sweetness and astringency of coffee. They believe that the sourness of coffee is the best coffee taste bring out from the coffee beans.  We recommend you to give it a try at Mikado Coffee!

Relax and order a cup of coffee at Mikado Coffee. How nice the smell is!

If you are not into coffee, don't worry, you can still try their popular Mocha Ice Cream! It is so good!! (280 yen/cone)

Let's take a picture! Ready? Cheese!!!!!!

Recommended Shops

Look at me! How do I look today? This is called the Karuizawa Style. Wanna dress like me? You can find fashionable items here at the nano.universe BASEMENT.

nano.universe BASEMENT

Zone: NW-01

On model:

One piece: 10,000 yen with tax
Denim shirt: 8,800 yen with tax (40% off now)
Sandals: 8,424 yen with tax (70% off now)
Handbag (small cosmetic bag included): 17,280 yen with tax (50% off now)

Color of Nature

From the color tone of the shop to the items in the shop, you can see that the design of nano.universe is natural, simple and fashionable. That's the Karuizawa style!!

A good news for those sports lovers. You can find a wide selection of sports wear and goods at SALOMON ARC'TERYX. Shall we try the famous GORE-TEX on?

Zone: E-23
Tel.: 0267-41-2256

Trendy and eye catching sneakers can be found here! Which pair are you going to try on?

Huge selection of the famous GORE-TEX can be found in this shop too!!

These yummy fruit jams are all free from artificial ingredients. They are made of seasonal Japanese fruits too! A huge selection of flavors for you to choose.

Zone: SC-08

Tel.: 0267-41-0074Homepage:

Huge Selection

You can find more than 50 flavors of fruit jam at Sawaya. Selection from the all-times favorite strawberries, blueberries, oranges to not so common plums and kiwi can also be found here.

Next, we will go to the souvenir shop where you can get something for your family and friends. How about this daily made Karuizawa tart?

Zone: SC-07
Tel.: 0267-42-6911

Look at the colorful pots and pans!

You can find this famous cookware shop at the Le Creuset Shop! Limited edition products can be found here too!!

Zone: NW-22
Tel.: 0267-41-1519

Le Creuset is famous for the colorfully enameled cast iron cookware. How about this light blue colored hot pot?

Kettles and frying pan can also be found in Le Creuset!

 Guess what are these for?

Yes, they are the Le Creuset products for our lovely pets!!

Do you know that limited edition products can also be found here? This is definitely the best place for the Le Creuset collectors!!

Create your best memory in  Karuizawa!

As we said, Karuizawa is a place mixed with nature and fun places. You can enjoy doing some outdoor activities or shopping there.  Don't forget about the delicious food that we have introduced you earlier! So next time if you plan to visit Kanto area, please go and visit Karuizawa!!

Karuizawa Prince Shopping Plaza
Address: Karuizawa, Karuizawa-machi, Kitasakugun, Nagano, 389-0102
Operating Hours:
10:00 - 19:00 (Shops)
10:00 - 19:00 (Food Court)
10:00 - 19:00 (Restaurants; Vary by store)
11:00 - 22:00 (Karuizawa Aji No Machi)
10:00 - 19:00 (Cafe)
09:30 - 19:30 (STARBUCKS COFFEE)
09:30 - 19:30 (TULLY'S COFFEE)
*Store hours vary by season.

Map: Google Map

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