Hello! My family and I are staying in Villa Kita-karuizawa this April 2019. We plan on visiting Kanazawa and Nagano, are there any public transport going to and from the hotel to the Karuizawa station? The latest I saw was 5pm, is there a later time? Thank you~
The Karuizawa-Kusatsu bus will take you close to the hotel. Get off at the Kita-Karuizawa stop, which is a five-minute walk from the hotel. One-way fare is 1190 yen.
There are also two free shuttles a day between Karuizawa Station and the hotel. They are by reservation only, so you’ll need to call them at 0279-84-5555 or send them an email to use the shuttle (use the Nagano Multilingual Call Center to call them through an interpreter).
Karuizawa Station South Exit -> Villa Kita-Karuizawa 11:00, 15:45
Villa Kita-Karuizawa -> Karuizawa Station South Exit 9:30, 14:15
I hope that answers your question.