Karuizawa Taliesin (Lake Shiozawa)

November 21st, 2010 by
Category: Cuisine, Culture Art, Experience, Information, Outdoor Activities, Sightseeing

Lake Shiozawa with Mt. Asama in Autumn.


Beautiful lakeside with autumn leaves.

 “Karuizawa Taliesin” is one of Karuizawa’s largest leisure parks centered around Lake Shiozawa (Shiozawa-ko in Japanese) in the beautiful natural setting of the Southern part of Karuizawa. It has three museums, five historic buildings, a rose garden and six restaurants and cafes. There are also various sport and recreation facilities that families can enjoy, including tennis courts, rental boats, an archery facility, miniature golf courses, amusement rides, a park, shops, and pottery making experience. You can spend a full day in this wonderful amusement complex with lots of cultural and natural interest.   


Meiji Yonjyuyonen Kan in July.


Inside Suikyuso, a house with history.

Ducks walking on the lakeside.

Ducks on the lakeside.


Pasta at Sonnet

Pasta at Sonnet


Croquettes at Kosui.

Croquettes at Kosui.

Name of the facility Karuizawa Taliesin
Address 217, Shiozawako, Karuizawa-machi, Kitasaku-gun, Nagano-ken, 389-0111
Access About 8 minutes by taxi from “Karuizawa” station of JR Nagano Shinkansen or “Nakakaruizawa” station of Shinano Tetsudo (Shinano Railway). There are also several bus services depending on the season. Access to Karuizawa Station: About 70 minutes from Tokyo and 30 minutes from Nagano by JR Nagano Shinkansen.  About 90 minutes by Shinano Tetsudo from Nagano. 
Operating dates and hours 9:00 to 17:00 (Mar to Nov), 10:00 to 16:00 (Dec and Jan). Open every day from Mar to Nov. There are closing days in Dec and Jan.  Please check in advance.  Fully closed in Feb. Individual museums, attractions and historic buildings may have their own closing dates.
Admission fees Admission to the park: JPY800 (adults), JPY400 (elementary and junior high).  Admission to the park and Musee Peynett: JPY900 (adults), JPY500 (elementary and junior high).  Admission to the park and 3 museums: JPY1,500 (adults), JPY800 (elementary and junior high).  Admission to The Literary Museum of Karuizawa: JPY700 (adults), JPY300 (elementary and junior high).  Admission to Kouko Fukazawa Nonohana Flower Museum: JPY700 (adults), JPY400 (elementary and junior high).  Additional charges for some other facilities.
TEL 0267-46-6161 (Japan country code: 81)
URL http://www.karuizawataliesin.com/
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).  http://karuizawa-kankokyokai.jp/ (Click “English” button.)   

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