Karuizawa or Azama 2000?

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Huijie Female Singapore 2018/07/11

Hi, we will be traveling to Japan from Dec 17 to 24. Stay in somewhere near Komoro. We plan to go skiing either in Asama 2000 or Karuizawa. May I know which is easier to drive to? As we don\’t have winter driving experience, would it be hard fro us to drive in that period of time? Thanks!

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Nagano Prefecture Tourism PR character “Arukuma” 2018/07/11

Hi Huijie,

Driving to Karuizawa takes about 40 minutes while driving to Asama 2000 will take about 30 minutes. However, driving to Karuizawa will be easier as the road to Asama 2000 goes up the mountain.

As long as you have winter tires and 4WD on your vehicle, driving in winter should be fine. It doesn’t snow as frequently in Eastern Nagano, but it may be colder, so be careful of icy roads.

I hope that helps answer your question!

-Blair

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