Sumptuous Shinshu Dining in Karuizawa
Straight from the land and streams: savor the fresh flavors of Nagano
Sit down to a multi-course meal or a-la-carte dishes at Karuizawa Hotel Longinghouse and enjoy the finest fresh produce and quality meat that Nagano has to offer. This part of Nagano (traditionally known as Shinshu) is blessed with rich soil and a relatively cool climate, ideal for producing high-quality meat and fish products and for growing a wide variety of fruits and vegetables.
The head chef at the hotel, a qualified "vegetable sommelier," personally visits farms throughout Japan to select top-quality produce, ensuring diners enjoy a diverse range of exceptional ingredients. Vibrant legumes, roots, and leaves are transformed into immaculately arranged dishes and paired with outstanding locally brewed sake and wine. Select from regional specialty main dishes, including melt-in-your-mouth Shinshu salmon (a hybrid of rainbow and brown trouts), tender Tateshina Kogen pork, and exquisitely sweet Shinshu Japanese black beef.
Gaze out onto a sea of twinkling garden lights from the restaurant's full-length windows, set in an elegant interior with wooden paneling and overhead beams. Chic private rooms and terrace seating are also available by reservation; course menus can be tailored to accommodate a range of dietary requirements, with vegetarian, vegan, and pork- and alcohol-free options.
Consider staying a night and booking a spacious open-air bath for your exclusive use. If you’d like, cap off the evening with a tasteful tipple at the intimate wine bar.
Access: From Tokyo Station, take the Hokuriku Shinkansen to Karuizawa Station (about one hour 10 minutes). Karuizawa Hotel Longinghouse is conveniently located a five-minute drive from the station.
Karuizawa Hotel Longinghouse
1323-522 Karuizawa, Karuizawa-machi, Kitasaku-gun, Nagano-ken
1 night, 2 days or more