Harunire (ha-lu-ni-le) Terrace, Hoshino area

August 11th, 2009 by
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Harunire (ha-lu-ni-le) Terrace

Finally, Harunire Terrace is opened at the Hoshino area. I would think this is going to be one of the popular tourist attractions in Karuizawa. If I put “Harunire”, maybe it’s hard for some to pronouce properly and others to hear clearly. I always think ” L ” should be used instead of ” R ” for describing Japanese accent la, li, lu, le, lo. Could anyone agree? :) Anyway, the Harunire’s ” nire ” or ” nile ” is an elm tree. The place is surrounded by about a hundred elm trees and there are 14 shops including eco-modern style restaurants, cafe and souvenir shops etc. I actually liked the area’s atmosphere created by Hoshino Resort and personally like the way they do business. Some may still prefer Prince Shopping Plaza but Harunire area has different stores and goods. I visited there about two weeks ago so there was not much traffic in and around the  parking lot but to tell you the truth, I’m a little worried the lack of parking space during summer season and the golden week. So the best time to go there is before lunch time or after 5pm.

Link to the homepage (Japanese only) http://www.hoshinoya.com/facilities/harunire.html


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My name is Shu Ono and I became self-employed 4 years ago and started my own tourism business called Jissen Inbound. I just wanted to introduce myself and my travel journal which I will try my best to keep updated with all my trips in Nagano (both business and pleasure. Just a little about myself: I'm originally from Osaka, Japan, the second largest city in Japan. But after graduation from an university in Tokyo, I spent about 4 years in other coutnries - Australia, USA and England. Please don't ask me which food I like - fish & chips or hamburger. :) I like Japanese foods very much. Recently I'm really interested in Japanese calligraphy andI play golf which I hope to do so this coming summer in Nagano. Also I love traveling Japan. I'm happy with what I'm doing in business because my clients are usually ryokans and hotels in coutryside including Nagano. I hope to use my experiences to make contributions to the Nagano tourism blog site. TKsyusyu

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