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. Traditionally known as "Shinshu," the area is blessed with rich soil and a relatively cool climate, ideal for producing high-quality meat and fish products, and growing a wide variety of fruit and vegetables.

The head chef—a qualified "vegetable sommelier"—personally visits farms throughout Japan to select top-quality produce, ensuring diners 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, tender Tateshina Kogen pork, or exquisitely sweet Shinshu Japanese black beef.

Gaze out onto a sea of twinkling garden lights from the restaurant's ceiling-to-floor windows, set in an elegant interior with wooden paneling and overhead beams. Chic private rooms and terrace seating are also available for reservation, and course menus can be tailored to accommodate a range of dietary requirements, with vegetarian, vegan, pork- and alcohol-free options.

Consider staying a night and booking a spacious open-air bath for exclusive use. If you’d like, cap off the evening with a tasteful tipple at the intimate wine bar.

With a mix of outdoor adventure, relaxation, and trendy shopping, Karuizawa is a popular mountain getaway that can be reached in less than one and a half hours from central Tokyo by the Hokuriku Shinkansen bullet train. Karuizawa Hotel Longinghouse is conveniently located a five-minute drive from Karuizawa Station.

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