Listen to FM Karuizawa

May 30th, 2011 by
Category: Culture Art, Report
Radio station of FM Karuizawa. Tune in to 77.5 MHz!
FM Karuizawa hosts or cosponsors various music events.   

Today I would like to introduce “FM Karuizawa”, a community radio station based in Karuizawa celebrating the 10th anniversary since its establishment.  Luckily I was able to talk to Ms. Tomoko Shimizu, who is one of the popular radio personalities appearing in the programs “Morning Blend” (Mon to Fri) and “Afternoon Blend” (Mon to Thu).  Let me share with you the following information heard from her.

You can listen to their programs 24 hours not only on the radio at 77.5 MHz but also on the Internet (  That means, if you access the Internet, you can listen to FM Karuizawa from every part of the world.   How convenient and amazing!

The radio station reports news, event and life information mainly on Karuizawa.  So you can know what is happening and what will happen in Karuizawa from the radio, which will be helpful for planning your travel.  And of course, they play music, too.   You can listen to English and Japanese songs and various music.  It will be a good opportunity for tourists if you wish to know what kind of music is currently popular in Japan.  Many drivers tune in to FM Karuizawa in the car when they drive through Karuizawa.  

Their activities are not limited to radio broadcasting.   They host, co-host or cooperate many sorts of events especially in the fields of sports and classical music.  On June 4th and 5th, a cycling event called “granfondo karuizawa” will be held.  Cyclists gather in Karuizawa and enjoy either a 40- or 125-kilometer bike ride.  And in August, two big classical music festivals will be held: “Karuizawa Arts Festival” and “Karuizawa International Music Festival.”  If you come to these concerts, I’m sure you will have wonderful holidays with authentic music in Karuizawa’s cool and beautiful summer.  Furthermore, FM Karuizawa issues a free magazine called “Platinum Magazine” for those who wish to spend a relaxing time in Karuizawa.  You can get it for free at many places in the town.

Why not tune in to FM Karuizawa and make your life and travel happier? 

Equipment for radio broadcasting. Microphone and cough system. 
  Councilors and staff of FM Karuizawa.

Editing work is also a very important job in radio broadcasting.


Ms. Shimizu Tomoko, a radio personality I talked to.



Cycling event "granfondo karuizawa" will be held on June 4-5, 2011 with cooperation of FM Karuizawa.

Name of the facility FM Karuizawa
Description of business FM radio broadcasting (77.5 MHz and Internet radio), Planning and organizing events, Issuing free magazines, Sales of concert tickets
Tel 0267-41-3838 (Japan country code: 81)
Fax 0267-41-2626 (Japan country code: 81)
Address Sawayakahatto 2F, 1178-1186, Karuizawa, Karuizawa-machi, Kitasaku-gun, Nagano-ken, 389-0102, Japan
Reservations and inquiries Tel, fax or email.
Access 2F of JR Karuizawa Station
Operating hours 9:00 – 18:00
Room type and capacity
Rates and other prices Please contact.
General information of Karuizawa Contact Karuizawa Tourist Information Offices: TEL: 0267-42-5538 (Old Town) / 0267-42-2491 (Karuizawa Station) / 0267-45-6050 (Naka Karuizawa Station). (Click “English” button.)

One Response to “Listen to FM Karuizawa

  1. Thanks Joysann for a great blog. In the past I have really enjoyed audio books on road trips but have somehow fallen out of the habit. Your blog reminded me of how much I enjoyed them. I have several road trips planned for the summer and I am going to pick me up an audio book or two tomorrow!