4 great golf courses near Karuizawa

27 Jul 2018 in On The Move

Golfing holiday? Or a cheeky round during a trip? Check out our tips!

Thanks to its high altitude, Karuizawa benefits from a cooler climate – providing perfect playing conditions in summer.


And the area around HOSHINOYA Karuizawa is home to some of Japan’s most inspiring golf courses.

HOSHINOYA Karuizawa :


EN bouton booking_eng_image size

Karuizawa 72 Golf Club

With 6 courses and 108 holes, Karuizawa 72 has something for everyone. A pro women’s tournament is held here every year – and the tough North course is perfect for testing your inner-pro.



You can even hire a caddy. Occasional golfers will enjoy the wide fairways of the West courses.

Daiasama Golf Club

Boasting spectacular views of Mount Asama and the Yatsugatake mountains, Daiasama is members only most weekends, but well worth a visit for the superb highland course and excellent clubhouse restaurant.



Expect plenty of grain on the greens.

Zuien-karuizawa Nine Hundred Club

A hilly course with straight fairways, Zuien-karuizawa is tailormade for aggressive golfers.


Hole 18 is famed for its length and high tee ground, demanding a big drive with minimum swerve. The imposing clubhouse was created by fashion designer Jun Ashida.


Mitsui-no-mori Karuizawa Country Club

A public course in the shadow of Mount Asama. While the outer course uses the natural terrain, the inner course has been fashioned to test technique.



The clubhouse resembles a stately Colorado villa and serves up excellent dishes, including Jingisukan.


Japanese trail and walk near a hotel

3 must-do trails in Japan

25 Apr 2016 in On The Move

Sporty, curious, or family-orientated? 3 walking routes for exploring the center of Japan and its cuisine through unspoilt and fascinating nature. Read more

3000x2000X96DPI (COVER SLIDER)

Making the most of rainy season

24 Apr 2020 in On The Move

June and July bring rain to Japan – but there are many upsides if you’re properly prepared! Read more


5 unusual experiences in Japan’s snow country

28 Nov 2019 in Have Fun

Stay in an ice hotel, ride a snow train or take a tour of frozen waterfalls: the choice is yours! Read more



5 reasons why Japan is a skier’s paradise

08 Dec 2017 in On The Move

Ever considered Japan for your skiing holidays? Discover why you should head there this winter! Read more


An A-Z of sports in the Japanese Alps

12 Dec 2018 in On The Move

Every season brings new sporting experiences. Which one is for you? Read more


Back to nature, back to fitness!

09 Jun 2020 in Just Relax

Relieve your stress and release your body in Japan’s grandiose landscapes. Read more

most popular articles