Get your koyo groove on with six weeks of awesome autumnal foliage and a shedload of great local deals in Karuizawa, Nagano. During the long-running festival the town goes all out to ensure that you can feed your eyes and your soul on some of the best momiji (autumn leaves) Japan has to offer.
Getting a discount pass
By picking up a free Sawayaka Karuizawa Campaign Pass at the tourist office in Karuizawa Station, Nakakurosawa Station, or the Karuizawa Sightseeing Hall, you open up opportunities to get discounts on local accommodation, museum admittance (and Karuizawa has four art museums, the Le Vin Museum, and a toy museum) and several other local attractions.
Also available through several participating local cab companies is a three-hour foliage-viewing tour (for ¥18,000) that takes you out of town to the Takahara Temple, Shiraito Falls, and up into the hills.
And if you can’t get to Nagano, check out these places for your fill of fall instead.Organizers may cancel events, alter schedules, or change admission requirements without notice. Always check official sites before heading to an event.