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During the Edo period, people drank Japanese sake while having some small dishes and usually finished their meal with steamed soba at soba restaurants. You can have the same experience today at "Karuizawa Kawakami An." During the weekend, the restaurant is always filled with customers, ordering small dishes of their preference along with their favorite sake. The establishment looks very friendly which makes it easier for people to enter. In addition to tasty soba, you can also enjoy local fresh products, picked on the same day and many local sake from various regions of Shinshu. You will taste all the great products in this restaurant.
- 6-10 Karuizawa, Karuizawa-machi, Kitasaku-gun, Nagano
- Contact No.
- 25 min walk from Karuizawa station on Nagano Shinkansen. Or right after getting off at Kyu-karuizawa stop on Seibu bus.
- Opening Hours / Holidays
- 11:00‐22:00 (Last order at 21:00)
Open all year round
- Official Website
- Time Required
- 2 hours
- Other Information
- * Average price (for one person) : Lunch from 1000 yen, Dinner from 2000 yen * Menu: Seiro 950 yen, Ten Seiro (Deluxe) 1940 yen * Credit cards are accepted (Visa, MasterCard)
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Refreshing environment surrounded by trees
The building of "Karuizawa Kawakami An" has huge windows, which gives a sense of openness. In fact, you will feel like sitting outside while staying inside. It is charming to enjoy meals while seeing seasons change.
Savor the simple "Seiro (steamed soba)"
Soba in this restaurant is firm and tasty. It is because soba powder is coarsely ground at the restaurant. Seiro (950 yen) is a simple dish that contains soba, soup and spices. It is also a perfect dish if you want to enjoy the rich taste of firm soba.
Big shrimp tempura is more than satisfying
Ten Seiro (Deluxe) (1940 yen) has two big shrimp tempura. It is the most popular dish of this restaurant. In fact, most customers order this meal. The freshly fried tempura goes so well with sake. Simple, yet tasty soba is, of course, great.