6 Winter Sports Locations in Karuizawa – Where the Netflix Reality TV Show “Terrace House” is Filmed

08.October.2018 | FEATURES / SPOT

We previously covered 10 popular tourist spots and 7 must-visit cafes in Karuizawa where the Japanese reality TV show Terrace House, available on Netflix, was filmed.

 

In this article we’re taking a look at 6 locations picked up by the show where you can experience and enjoy winter sports in Karuizawa.

 

Karuizawa Kazakoshi Park Ice Arena

This is the ice ring where Tsubasa from the show trains for ice hockey. You can rent ice skates there and enjoy free time where all people can slide around the arena or you can get involved in any of the ongoing events. They even hold figure skating and ice hockey tournaments there.

 

◼︎Information

Karuizawa Kazakoshi Park Ice Arena

Address: 182-3 Nagakura, Karuizawa-machi, Kitasaku District, Nagano Prefecture

Opening Hours: 8:00am-11:00pm

Open All Year Round.

TEL: 0267-48-3626

Website: http://www.kazakoshi-park.jp/ice-arena/

 

Kerachi Skate Rink

This is where Shion and Tsubasa go on a date together. An outdoor ice rink surrounded by a forest, Kerachi Skate Rink is managed by Hoshino Resorts and is open only during wintertime. Since the skate rink is enveloped by trees, you can enjoy the chirping of the birds and the view of Mount Asuma as you skate. The cafe there serves hot drinks which you can sip on the round benches on top of the ice to warm yourself up.

 

◼︎Information

Kerachi Skate Rink

Address: 2148 Nagakura, Karuizawa-machi, Kitasaku District, Nagano Prefecture

Running: October 19, 2018 – March 10, 2019 (*Subject to change depending on weather conditions)

Opening Hours: 10:00am-4:00pm

TEL: 0267-45-7777

Website: http://www.hoshino-area.jp/archives/area/skate

 

Karuizawa Prince Hotel Ski Resort

This is the ski resort where Taka and Yuudai had fun snowboarding. It’s rife with outdoor activities so you can get your fill of nature. As well as skiing and snowboarding, they also bring out the zip-lines, lifts and four-wheeler buggies during the green season. You can also enjoy a spot of shopping, bowling and other thing after skiing, making it a great day out for the family.

 

◼︎Information

Karuizawa Prince Hotel Ski Resort

Address: Karuizawa, Karuizawa-machi, Kitasaku District, Nagano Prefecture

Running: November 3, 2018 – March 31, 2019

TEL: 0267-42-5588

Website: http://www2.princehotels.co.jp/ski/karuizawa/

 

Yunomaru Ski Area

This is the ski resort that Shohei took Ami to. Enjoyed for its powder snow, Yunomaru Ski Area boasts a wide location where you can gaze at the Northern Alps. They also have sleds and a boat park. As well as this, there are hot spring facilities and a roadside station in the surrounding area which are great places to stop by on your way back.

 

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Yunomaru Ski Area

Address: Mihari Yunomaru, Tomi, Nagano Prefecture

TEL: 0268-62-1515

Website: http://yunomaru.co.jp/

 

Resort Lodge Suzumoto

This is the lodge that Taka visited, situated 1300m high with the fresh air. Here you can enjoy activities throughout the year while surrounded by the lush environment that Sugadaira Kogen has to offer. It’s well known to people as a ski resort with a history spanning 75 years. After activities you can enjoy a handmade meal from the owner with Kogen’s famous vegetables. There’s also a convenience store within walking distance if you need a nighttime snack or some quick shopping.

 

◼︎Information

Resort Lodge Suzumoto

Address: 1223-5501 Sugadairakogen, Ueda, Nagano Prefecture

TEL: 0268-74-2110

Website: http://www.sugadaira.ne.jp/~suzumoto/

 

Sugadaira Kogen Snow Resort

Sugadaira Kogen Snow Resort is where Taka and Ami had their date. The site is split into two main skiing and snowboarding areas: the “Davos Area” and the “Taro Area.” The Taro Area is surrounded by trees and is home to the Taro Long Course. It’s a wide and the slope is steep so it’s recommended to advance skiers and snowboarders. The Davos Area on the other hand can be enjoyed even by beginners with its 1,000m long run. Guests can also enjoy trekking in snow shoes, taking the back country tour or getting involved with a lesson that suits your level.

 

◼︎Information

Sugadaira Kogen Snow Resort

Address: 1223-1751 Sugadairakogen, Ueda, Nagano Prefecture

Running: Open from December 1, 2018

TEL: 0268-74-2137

Website: http://sugadaira-snowresort.com/

 

 

Try challenging yourself to one of the many exciting winter sports available in Karuizawa!

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