Weekend getaway to Karuizawa

Recently, me and the husband visited Karuizawa.

Karuizawa (θ»½δΊ•ζ²’) is a town in Kitasaku District, Nagano, Japan.
Its about 1.5hrs drive from Tokyo or slightly over 1 hour via Shinkansen [bullet train] from Tokyo.
As the town is amongst high altitudes, the weather there is usually cool even in summer.

We dropped into the main part of town [Karuizawa Ginza]
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it is a popular weekend destination for many in Tokyo
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The buildings here have more of a european feel than japanese
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Sausages sold in Karuizawa are quite famous. We visited a local restaurant for lunch.
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They sold many of their products. if you live in Japan, you can arrange for them to ship the products to your home [or in my case, relatives’ homes as presents]
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My lunch
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The store makes their own mustard and it is sooooo yummy.
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There was a new Hello Kitty store on the main street.
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Also visited the stores in Church Street
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I was there to visit Lupicia [my fave tea store]
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I was excited to visit Cerfeuil as well.
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They make many homemade preserves,jams, vinegars and related items.
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A friend once sent several bottles to me as a gift so i wanted to visit the store.
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Isnt this room spray gorgeous?
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It was a lovely weekend getaway.
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I highly recommend a trip if you get the chance to go!

For more info, visit Karuizawa Tourism Association website : http://karuizawa-kankokyokai.jp/
Also check out Cerfeuil’s site http://www.cerfeuil.jp/

Bonus pic: For those wondering what i bought
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Milk [omg so good], Royal Milk Tea leaves from Lupicia [karuizawa only limited edition] and Honey Butter from Cerfeuil

Have a super week ahead!!
XOXO Yumeko

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    • Bittenbefore says:

      the honey butter is super duper yummy but it was quite expensive so dont know if i would buy again XD

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    • Bittenbefore says:

      my husband likes it a lot too. it was a bit weird. almost like we were not in japan XD

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    • Bittenbefore says:

      thank you! singapore is close to many places too. i am sure u can go many lovely places too πŸ˜€

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