Karuizawa is a classy resort town, an hour away from Tokyo by the bullet train. You can take your pick among several chic vacation houses and luxury hotels for a relaxed stay. Located at the foot of an active volcano, Mount Asama, Karuizawa enjoys pleasant weather and stunning views. The retro atmosphere catches on easily and you could spend hours teeing off on the greens, or on a nature walk or hike. The autumn weather brings dramatic scenery, with the leaves turning red and orange. Winters are equally beautiful, and the snowy mountain slopes attract skiers from across the globe.