Karuizawa is a stunning town in Nagano Prefecture, popular for both domestic and international tourists looking to venture out of the metropolitan city to relax in the verdant outdoors. Below are my Top 5 picks (in alphabetical order) from a walk-in lunch to an introduction-only dinner, scroll down for more info!
Mikuriya, Traditional Japanese Breakfast
RK Garden, Vegan Cafe
VEGIBIER, Wild Game & Local Vegetable Cafe
Yukawatan, French Fusion
This introduction-only Italian restaurant only serves 1 seating per day, and only presents a particular menu for a few days, after which the same recipe is never reused
Reservation via introduction-only
Perfect place to experience traditional Japanese breakfast in Karuizawa, which serves locally harvested rice in a ”Kamado” (traditional Japanese stove)
Walk-in only (I would recommend visiting early in the morning to avoid a long wait - they are open from 7:15AM)
An adorable vegan cafe in Karuizawa with beautiful outdoor terrace seatings, surrounded by trees and plants; during the winter months, they relocate to a warmer indoor venue just down the road!
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A cafe in Karuizawa renowned for its dishes with local vegetables and game; highly recommend their “Vegibier Meat Loaf Sandwich” for lunch
An innovative French restaurant located in Hotel Bleston Court by Hoshino Resorts, which has received the prestigious “Bronze Award” by Tabelog
Book via phone: (0)50-5282-2267