“KARUIZAWA PRINCE SHOPPING PLAZA” IS THE HUGE OUTLET MALL LOCATED IN THE FAMOUS MOUNTAIN REPORT IN JAPAN.
☆ 💡 Located in the south front of JR “KARUIZAWA” Station.
– Only about 1 hour from Tokyo by train taking Shinkansen.
– Only 2-3 hours from around Tokyo area by car.
☆ About 240 various shops, the Food Court, and Restaurants are also there.
☆ Great selections compared to the other outlets in Japan.
☆ In scenic and pet-friendly environment, especially for dogs.
☆ Operated by the SEIBU & PRINCE Group Company.
Divided into 10 areas.
SHOPS : WEST / NEW WEST / TREE / CENTER / EAST / NEW EAST / GARDEN
OTHERS : FOOD COURT / AJI NO MACHI RESTRUANTS / SOUVENIR COURT
Source: URL http://www.karuizawa-psp.jp/en/shopguide/?tmap=1
Something nice from local / at FOOD COURT
SET MENU: SANZOKUYAKI TEISYOKU at SHINSYU GURUME NOUJYO
PRICE: around JPY 1000-
SANZOKUYAKI is the Japanese deep-fried chicken arranged by Shinsyu(Nagano) local people. It is seasoned with garlic and ginger. Very good 🙂
Something nice from local / at SOUVENIR COURT
“KARUIZAWA SAWAYA JAM”: All hand-made with fresh fruits.
“KANTEN PAPA”: The famous company for producing the products using Agar in Nagano area. Agar is arranged in deserts, noodles, dressings, soups and so on. Agar is rich in dietary fiber so very healthy.
How to get there
by Train (as of Oct. 2017)
“Tokyo” Station ↔ JR “Karuizawa” Station
<Duration> One way about 1 Hour
<Fare> One way JPY 5390-
<Where to reserve and buy ticket>
– JR Ticket Office Counter (MIDORI NO MADOGUCHI)
*JR PASS applicable.
– Travel Agency (JTB, KNT)
by Car (as of Oct. 2017)
<Duration> 2-3 hours from around Tokyo area by car using the Expressway.
About 10 Km from “Usui Karuizawa IC” on JOSHINETSU Expressway.
It is located in the SOUTH front of “JR KARUIZAWA STATION.”
To set “KARUIZAWA PRINCE SHOPPING PLAZA” or “JR KARUIZAWA Station” on your navigation or Google Map is recommended.
<Toll: from Tokyo area>
One way: around JPY 5000 ~ 7000 from Tokyo area.
*Varies depends on routes and other conditions.
3500 lots available.
Fee: First 2 hours JPY 300, every additional hours JPY 100.
Purchased more than JPY 2000, 3 hours free of charge.
Purchased more than JPY 30000, all day free of charge.
<Caution> 💡 Icy Road is expected in winter.
“KARUIZAWA” is located on the elevations of about 1000 meters.
Summer: Cool and Nice (16 ~ 26 Celsius)
Winter: Extremely Cold ( 💡 -10 ~ 3 Celsius)
“KARUIZAWA PRINCE SHOPPING PLAZA” website:
“JR EAST” website:
All pictures taken by mie.
All are as of 2017.
From my point of view 🙂
“KARUIZAWA PRINCE SHOPPING PLAZA” is one of my favorite outlet malls. Precisely saying, this is a mixed type of shopping mall with the outlet shops and proper shops. I have also visited other outlet malls in Japan but I think this place has more selections than the others because of may be from that reason.
I feel this outlet has the very relaxed atmosphere maybe it is because the fresh air is around and the open lawn space is there in the middle of the outlet mall. Some people enjoy resting and playing with their dogs. Also, when you are tired walking around, many cafes are available.
This outlet mall is huge so you may need at least one whole day to go around.
“KARUIZAWA” is also known as the mountain resort among Japanese people. So you can stay some hotels, boutique hotels, and B&B around there.
It is nice and best season to visit in summer but freezing in winter. If you plan to visit this area in winter time, please be careful on the icy road!
I hope you enjoy shopping and refreshing holidays in ” KARUIZAWA!”
Thank you for reading my report 🙂