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Karuizawa Taliesin

217 Shiozawa, Karuizawa-machi, Kitasaku-gun 389-0111, Nagano Prefecture
+81 267-46-6161
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"It could be so much better."

A lovely lake in a park-like setting. When in-bloom the rose garden is worth visiting. Visitors... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2017
Keith B
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Karuizawa-machi, Japan
A nice place to chill.

Karuizawa Taliesin is about 4 hectares landscaped around the placid Lake Shiozawa, with a... read more

Reviewed 21 February 2017
Iris C
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Hong Kong, China
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  • Excellent20%
  • Very good56%
  • Average15%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible1%
21 Feb 2017
“A nice place to chill.”
6 Sep 2017
“"It could be so much better."”
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217 Shiozawa, Karuizawa-machi, Kitasaku-gun 389-0111, Nagano Prefecture
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+81 267-46-6161
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

A lovely lake in a park-like setting. When in-bloom the rose garden is worth visiting. Visitors from the city will enjoy the environment. Unfortunately the facilities are run down; maintenance, repair and upkeep are seriously lacking.

Thank Keith B
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Karuizawa Taliesin is about 4 hectares landscaped around the placid Lake Shiozawa, with a collection of historical buildings of architectural significance throughout its grounds, from the traditional to the modern.

Thank Iris C
Reviewed 18 May 2016

When we went in the beginning of May, roses had not bloomed. However the lake was beautiful. Nice place to spend an hour to two.

Thank sonyrajan
Reviewed 2 June 2015 via mobile

The place consists of a lake, small museums, rose garden, old houses and cafeterias. I visited there end of April. Roses were not blooming. Instead, cherry blossoms were blooming beautifully. It is good to walk around the lake and enter into museums and cafeterias. I...More

1  Thank Harempercussion
Reviewed 12 May 2015

I'm sure Taliesin is a nice place to go when it's warm and mostly in business, but make sure you plan ahead when you go off-season. Pros-Probably beautiful when most of it is open, pretty lake Cons-Opened later than expected at 10:00 am. Before I...More

Thank Ashley H
Reviewed 2 May 2014

There's a beautiful lake to see and boat on if you'd like to, several museums (art museum, house museum) to explore, little shops and restaurants, and lots of walking room. Lots of beautiful flowers too!

Thank Mary R
Reviewed 2 January 2013

Fun to ride the boats with family members. Also flower fields are pretty and a good 1/2 day excursion spot.

Thank LunaJ
Reviewed 14 September 2012

Save your 100 yen unless you like uber-cute French illustrations and skip the Musee Peynet. Try the fried octopus balls at the fast food stand beside the lake.

2  Thank CouchSurfingCook
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