Say hello to the neighbors: from local chefs to the most popular craft coffee roasters in town.
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.
Florist and ikebana artist
SK Hanakikaku flower shop
Karuizawa Coffee Company Roastery
Karuizawa Salad Farm
kalko craft + art
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 serving specialist Japanese cuisine – from local eel shops to Michelin-starred fare.
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.