Karuizawa, Nagano

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Karuizawa (軽井沢町 Karuizawa-machi?) is a Japanese town in the Kitasaku District of Nagano Prefecture.[1]

History[change | change source]

Karuizawa is on the southern slope of Mount Asama.[1]

Karuisawa on the Kisokaido, ukiyo-e prints by Hiroshige

In the Edo period, it was a waystation on the Kisokaido road.

In the early Meiji period, the area was developed as a health resort.[1]

It is a popular tourist spot for people from Tokyo who travel to Karuizawa to get away from the summer heat.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Karuizawa" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 483.

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