【3rd top seller】【Shuttle Taxi】Visiting superb view spots & sacred spots with a lunch at teahouse ”Shigenoya” (3,5 h)

Visiting Karuizawa’s major superb view spots & sacred spots by taxi.

【Shuttle Taxi】Visiting superb view spots & sacred spots with a lunch at teahouse ”Shigenoya” (3,5 h)
Spot Usui Pass (Lunch at a Teahouse ”Shigenoya”) Usui Pass (Miharashi-dai, Kumano-Kotai Shrine) Shiraito Falls Kumoba Pond 
Maximum number of participants 5 persons (minimum number of participants: 1 person)
Hours 11:30~15:05
Time About 03H35M
Price per person 3,500yen~15,000yen  Detail

The time schedule may be changed depending on the number of participants.
Depending on the date of the Sightseeing Taxi, maximum number of participants may be 4 persons.

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Karuizawa station Departure

Travel time(About 20 minutes)

Usui Pass (Lunch at a Teahouse ”Shigenoya”)

Usui Pass (Lunch at a Teahouse ”Shigenoya”)(About 40 minutes)

Located at the top of ”Usui Pass” in the border of Nagano and Gunma Prefecture is a teahouse called ”Shigenoya”. People travelling ”Nakasendo” back in Edo Period, found ”Usui Pass” the toughest of all the areas and they all ate ”Shigenoya’s Chikara-mochi”(rice cakes) to empower themselves to overcome this pass.

”Shigenoya” established 300 years ago is beloved by numerous celebrities and is well known by Karuizawa connoisseurs.

Special lunch menu is prepared exclusively for the tour participants. Menu will include soba noodles with edible wild plants grown in the area, ”Chikara-mochi”(rice cake) and a little souvenir of Japanese traditional hand towel.
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Travel time(About 5 minutes)

Usui Pass (Miharashi-dai, Kumano-Kotai Shrine)

Usui Pass (Miharashi-dai, Kumano-Kotai Shrine)(About 60 minutes)

Located at the border of Nagano and Gunma Prefecture, you will find ”Usui Pass”. Five minute walk on the promenade will take you to ”Miharashi-dai”. On a sunny day you will be able to enjoy the panoramic view of Mt.Asama, Mt.Myogi, Southern Alps and Yatsugatake with fresh verdure in summer and tinted leaves in autumn.
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Travel time(About 30 minutes)

Shiraito Falls

Shiraito Falls(About 40 minutes)

A waterfall which headwaters ”Yukawa River”. You will enjoy a refreshing view of a waterfall with width of 70m, and height of 3m which clear water is falling like fine thin white yarns . The waterfall weaving into the seasonal scenery (such as fresh verdure in the early summer and red leaves in autumn)is absolutely stunning.

Travel time(About 25 minutes)

Kumoba Pond

Kumoba Pond

This beautiful pond also known as ”Swan Lake” due to Swans flew in during winter season. You can enjoy the fresh verdure in early summer, the burning autumn leaves in fall, and pure white snowing scenery in winter.

Travel time(About 0 minutes)

Kumoba Pond Breakup

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Meeting place
 price per person

In front of the elevator at Karuizawa Stations’s north side exit on the ground floor.

In front of the elevator at Karuizawa Stations’s north side exit on the ground floor.

※Please gather 10 minutes before the departure time.
※A taxi driver is waiting for you on site
※Tour conductor is not accompanied.

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number of participants Price per person Ride
5 pers.3,500yenJumbo or medium
4 pers.4,000yenmedium
3 pers.5,500yensmall
2 pers.8,000yensmall
1 pers.15,000yensmall

※Included in the tour fee: Tax fare ( Tax-included)
※Please read our travel condition before applying.

Highlight of this tour

【Suitable even for those who are not too confident with his/her physical strengh !】Experience the beauty and power of Karuizawa’s nature.


Everyone can readily participate the tour as the taxi will take you to the front of ”Shigenoya”located at the top of ”Usui Pass”.

You can take a walk to ”Kumano-Kotai Shrine” and to ”Miharashi-dai” for the superb view after enjoying a special lunch; Japanese Soba noodle and Shigenoya’s specialty ”Chikara-mochi” (rice cake).

The tour will head to the final destination ”Kumoba Pond”via ”Shiraito Falls”. The tour will be dismissed at ”Kumoba Pond” so you will be able to enjoy this place freely.

It is 15 minutes walk to Karuizawa station, and is around 20 minutes walk to Kyu-Karuizawa Area.(Taxi ride can be separately arranged when you are getting of the tour taxi if necessary. Please note additional cost will occur for this arrangement)

Special gift exclusive for the tour participants !

<b>Special gift from ”Shigenoya”</b>

Special gift from ”Shigenoya”
Original ”Tenugui”(traditional Japanese towel) for each tour participants !

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Tour 【Shuttle Taxi】Visiting superb view spots & sacred spots with a lunch at teahouse ”Shigenoya” (3,5 h)
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Application will be closed at 17:00 of the day before. The tour fee varies depending on the number of participants until then.
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