Karuizawa Resort Community
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Mountain Resort Embedded in Nature

Location Kitasaku District, Nagano Prefecture, Japan

Client Fujita Corporation; Landscape International

Scope Planning

Size 74 hectares (184 acres)

Karuizawa is a 75-hectare summer mountain resort development about 2 1/2 hours by train northwest of Tokyo. The Sports Center contains administrative offices, lodging for employees, restaurant and meeting rooms. The exterior uses include a viewing terrace, a water feature with Koi & Lilies, two tennis courts and parking for 22 cars. This facility also is the starting point for pedestrian access to an adjacent designated stream park and a larger preservation area equipped with nature trails.

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