Recommended spots around
Our facility is close to Karuizawa and Kusatsu Onsen, both of which can be reached in just over 30 minutes by car.
There are many attractive spots around the facility, Karuizawa, and Kusatsu Onsen.
We will introduce it below, so please drop by if you have time.
01 (charcoal and ignition agents available)
A store directly managed by a meat wholesale company that also wholesales meat to hotels, inns, and restaurants. If you want to buy meat for barbecue, this is the best place to buy it. We also sell charcoal and fire starters. Domestic beef offal, sirloin, horsemeat sashimi, and ribs with bones are recommended. When this place is closed, you can buy meat, vegetables, firewood, charcoal, and fire starters at the nearby supermarket wholesale center Sanei.
550-2 Kanbara, Tsumagoi Village
Business hours: 9:00 to 18:00
(Closed on 1st, 3rd and 5th Wednesdays)
02 (with charcoal sales)
A farmer's market that produces locally grown lettuce, cabbage, and corn. They sell not only fresh vegetables, but also pickles, meat, sake, seasonings, and charcoal. The raw corn that is available in stores only from summer to October is a must-try. (Lawson next door also sells charcoal, and 7-Eleven sells charcoal and fire starters.)
1988-1069 Kita Karuizawa, Naganohara Town
Business hours: 9:00 to 17:00
(Open all year round except for year-end and New Year holidays)
03 (firewood and charcoal for sale)
The cheapest firewood and charcoal in the area. Firewood is sold at around 400 yen per bundle and charcoal at around 300 yen per bag. Please note that we do not sell ignition agents. They also sell vegetables and eggs. You can find the location by searching on GoogleMap. If there is no one at the store, you can ask the people at the workshop in the back to sell you firewood. During holidays, you can buy firewood, charcoal, and fire starters at the wholesale center Sanei and Komeri Hard & Green Tsumagoi, which are about 10 minutes away by car.
Tsumagoimura Kanbara 1293 - 9
Business hours: 8:00 to 17:00
A ranch where you can interact with goats, rabbits, sheep, etc.
Each of the three stores sells different farm soft-serve ice cream, so it's fun to compare them. The view from the observation spot on the back hill is the best around here. A must-see scenery
1990 Kita Karuizawa, Naganohara Town
Business hours: 8:30 to 17:00
(Reduced hours from December to March, closed on Tuesdays and Fridays)
Kitakaruizawa's largest waterfall. The main waterfall is 2 meters wide and 10 meters high, and is impressive. A little further down, there is another waterfall called Uodome-no-Taki, where water falls in three stages. Both are free to enter and exit, and you can get close to them. The road is narrow and slippery, so be careful.
Kitakaruizawa, Naganohara Town
A hot spring with a campsite.
The open-air bath is surrounded by trees and has a river running through it, so you can bathe while feeling the nature.
Fee: 900 yen for adults, 400 yen for elementary school students and younger
Naganohara Town Okuwa 1985-172
Business hours: 11:00 to 19:30
(Closed on Tuesdays)
A famous soba restaurant with branches in Azabu and Aoyama. In Karuizawa, there are stores near Karuizawa Station and Harunire Terrace. In addition to authentic soba noodles, shrimp tempura is also excellent.
2145-5 Nagakura, Karuizawa Town Harunire Terrace
Business hours: 11:00 to 22:00
A famous store with a store near Karuizawa Station. Always crowded with people waiting in line. We recommend the morning plate where you can eat homemade yeast bread sold until 11:00. You can also take home jam and bread as souvenirs. Personally, I recommend Kouign Amann.
2145-5 Nagakura, Karuizawa Town Harunire Terrace
Business hours: 7-22:00
A hot spring operated by Hoshino Resorts since 1915. Free-flowing source without circulation or adding water. There is an indoor bath, an open-air bath, and a sauna. The open-air bath is large, and the river flows right next to it, giving it an open feeling. The price varies depending on the day of the week and the season, but it is around 1,500 yen. Please refer to the website for congestion forecasts by time period.
Next to Harunire Terrace, 2145-5 Nagakura, Karuizawa Town
Business hours: 10:00 to 22:00
There are 4 types of soba: 100 percent ground flour, coarse ground, sarashina, and ground ground soba, and it's fun to compare them. There is also wasabi that you grate yourself with shark skin on the spot, and the taste is exceptional.
(The picture is Tenseiro, 2000 yen)
1061-3 Otsu, Naganohara-machi
Business hours: 11:00 to 15:00
(Closed on Thursdays and third Wednesdays)
A tourist center operated by Asama Sake Brewery.
There are various things such as selling sake, snacks, souvenirs, famous volcanic ramen, sake lees soft cream, etc. You can also sample various sake from Asama Shuzo, and find your favorite cup.
1392-10 Naganohara, Naganohara-machi
Business hours: 9:00 to 16:00
A hot spring in an old inn.
There is a men's bath, a women's bath, and a mixed bathing open-air bath. The facility is quite old, but the mixed bathing open-air bath has a wonderful view of the river directly below. The fee is 500 yen.
97-1 Imai, Tsumagoi Village
Business hours: 8:00 to 20:00
A restaurant where you can eat freshly made kamameshi.
Kamameshi cooked one by one in a small pot is delicious. The price is reasonable at around 1,000 yen. There are various general set meals such as tonkatsu set meals
1587-5 Otsu, Naganohara-machi
Business hours: 11:00 to 19:30
(15:00-17:00 break, closed on Tuesdays, and other irregular holidays)
The symbol of Kusatsu Onsen. 4000 liters of hot spring water flows out every minute. The source of Kusatsu Onsen is very hot, about 60 degrees, so it is cooled down by running it through a 60-meter wooden gutter. This wooden gutter was actually designed by Taro Okamoto. In 1973, the town mayor asked Mr. Taro Okamoto, who likes skiing and hot springs, to turn the heavily trafficked Yubatake into a place of recreation and relaxation. Right next to it, there is also a yu-momi show that cools the hot spring water.
Kusatsu's largest open-air bath, one of Kusatsu's three hot springs. Its size is 500 square meters. Enjoy an open-air bath surrounded by nature. Friday evening is "mixed bathing day". The women's open-air bath is the same as usual, but the men's open-air bath is mixed bathing (wearing Yuamigi). You can enter the men's open-air bath from the women's open-air bath. The fee is 700 yen for adults and 350 yen for children.
Kusatsu-machi Kusatsu 521-3 12 minutes on foot from Yubatake
Business hours: 7:00 to 20:00 (opens at 9:00 from December to March)
The only famous Kamameshi restaurant in Kusatsu Onsen. Enjoy freshly cooked Kamameshi, which is cooked to order. There are more than 20 types of famameshi, such as "maitake kamameshi" using maitake mushrooms from Rokugo, and "hana green bean kamameshi" using locally-grown soybeans. Pictured is chicken fries, 1200 yen.
Kusatsu-machi Kusatsu 386-2 3-minute walk from Yubatake
Opening hours: 11:00 a.m. to the end of Kamameshi
Regular holiday: Irregular holidays
A restaurant where you can eat freshly made soba, which is ground in a stone mill every morning. When it comes to soba, there are noodles that are chewy and firm, but our shop is the exact opposite. Rather than one noodle at a time, it feels like you're eating a whole bunch of noodles, and it's fresh and delicious. We recommend eating Morisoba with grated yam.
Kusatsu-cho Kusatsu 376 A short walk from Yubatake
Business hours: 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Regular holiday: Wednesday, Thursday
A long-established liquor store in Kusatsu that has been around for 100 years.
We have a wide selection of Gunma local sake, wine, whiskey and more. We also have original sake made in collaboration with the store and the brewery. It is fun to be able to taste and compare paid sake drinkers. The store clerk is very knowledgeable and good at explaining.
Kusatsu-machi Kusatsu 67 3 minutes on foot from Yubatake
Business hours: 10:00 am to 7:00 pm
Regular holiday: Every Tuesday
15 minutes by car from Kusatsu Onsen, and 45 minutes by car from the facility, deep in the mountains. A hot spring like a river, a river like a hot spring, that is Shiriyaki Onsen. It seems that the name comes from the fact that the source springs up in various places in the river, and it becomes more and more. It's warm overall, but it's certainly hot at the source. Because it is a river, there are places so deep that you can barely see your face when standing, and the water in the deep places is cold. It's a river so it's free. A short walk from the parking lot, the hot spring is opposite Hotel Kozanso. Be careful as it is covered with moss and very slippery.
Nakanojo Town, Agatsuma County, Gunma Prefecture
Business hours: free