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Karuizawa snow in early Feb 2020? 2020/1/6 17:53
We are a family of 4 living in HK. My kids have not seen snow before or experienced below-zero temperatures, so we were thinking of taking them on a 2 day trip from Tokyo to Karuizawa. Will there be snow in early Feb 2020? Also, will any of the tourist attractions be closed at that time? Any tips appreciated. Thanks in advance.
by MaureenTai  

Re: Karuizawa snow in early Feb 2020? 2020/1/7 10:19
Hi, I have been to Karuizawa 3 or 4 times now but I havent been at that time of year. Snow is almost certain in early February, in fact it sometimes snows heavily into April. My understanding is that Karuizawa is becoming more lively in winter.
by Lazy Pious (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Karuizawa snow in early Feb 2020? 2020/1/7 10:21
Hi!

It might be man-made but presumably you can see snow here in Karuizawa because they offer skiing: https://www.princehotels.com/en/ski/karuizawa/

I also remember seeing that somewhere in Karuizawa offered ice skating when I was looking up Winter activities in Nagano Prefecture. If you have an actual JR Pass or JR Nagano-Niigata Pass, Shiga Kogen outside of Nagano is a huge ski area with natural snow and some children's play areas. If you're just using the Tokyo Wide, have you also thought about Gala Yuzawa since they are a famous ski resort.

I would think most tourist sights are open, I noticed in mid February the hotel rates i Karuizawa were quite good. I thought about staying there one night.

Good luck!
by rkold rate this post as useful

Re: Karuizawa snow in early Feb 2020? 2020/1/7 10:27
I also remember seeing that somewhere in Karuizawa offered ice skating when I was looking up Winter activities in Nagano Prefecture.

That would be the ice rink at Hoshino Onsen, Kera-ike I think it's called.
by scarreddragon rate this post as useful

Re: Karuizawa snow in early Feb 2020? 2020/1/7 11:10
Le Grand Kyu is an excellent hotel there, very reasonably priced as well and in a good position.
by Lazy Pious (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Karuizawa snow in early Feb 2020? 2020/1/7 13:25
Yes, that is the one!
https://www.hoshinoresorts.com/en/resortsandhotels/daytrip/keraike.htm...

I was looking up Winter activities in Nagano because my child misses snow so was interested in what we could do on our upcoming trip. :D

It's not snow related, but there is strawberry picking in Kauirzawa in February. We were thinking of trying it. http://www.aipy.co.jp/winterspring-strawberry-picking.html

I planned to do the Premium Option to get the "free" shuttle.

Good luck!
by rkold rate this post as useful

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