THE
NEIGHBORHOOD:
KARUIZAWA

Say hello to the neighbors: from local chefs to the most popular craft coffee roasters in town.

LOCAL FRIENDS

It’s all about the keeping it local. Community connections lie at the heart of everything we do. We have a growing network of deeply valued friends and collaborators, who are as talented as they are creative – and we want you to meet them too.

  • Tae Nishikawa
    Florist and ikebana artist
    SK Hanakikaku flower shop
  • Morihisa Fujisaki
    Chef and owner
    Mori Q restaurant
  • Kazuyuki Itakura
    Founder
    Karuizawa Coffee Company Roastery
  • Miwako Yoda
    Farmer
    Karuizawa Salad Farm
  • Akihiro Matsuno
    Ceramic artist
    kalko craft + art

FOOD

It’s no surprise that Karuizawa is known as heaven for food-lovers, with its famously tasty seasonal cuisine. Visitors are spoilt for choice, with countless restaurants in all shapes and forms – from local eel shops to Michelin-starred fare.

CREATIVE SCENE

Contemporary art, design, architecture, crafts: Karuizawa has long attracted the creatively-minded, so it’s perhaps little surprise that today it’s home to a thriving new generation arts scene. Explore across the creative spectrum – from architect-designed museums to hidden ceramic ateliers.