Karuizawa is a mountain town. We stayed in cabins by the Karuizawa Retreat Center. It is the mountain version of the Takayama beach community. It's a cute, quaint place. A place, I'm sure that would be a relief from the hot, humid summers in Tokyo. There is also an active volcano nearby, Mt Asama.
|One of the signs for the retreat center|
|The Ladies' cabin|
|The Men's cabin|
|Quaint shopping street nearby|
Saturday morning I was up early and took a walk up towards this pass that was about three km away.
|Still snow on the ground|
|Founder Alexander Croft Shaw|
|Alexander Croft Shaw|
|The woods around the chapel|
|Sunrise Saturday morning|
|Mountains at the rest stop on our return|
|Interesting shaped mountains|
|Isn't this a neat sign? Don't dig here because the phone lines are buried underneath. :)|