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Karuizawa Part 2

  • Karuizawa Part 2

    軽井沢 Part 2

    This entry continues from yesterday’s one.

    At almost the same time when Alexander Croft Shaw built a villa and church in Karuizawa, a railway was extended to there.

    Furthermore, due to the influence of Shaw, Western hotels and churches were built one after another.

    Because of these backgrounds, Karuizawa has developed as a summer resort for foreigners, and later, Japanese people came to build their villas here.

    Now Karuizawa is very popular because people who live in Tokyo can go in about an hour by Shinkansen (新幹線 – “bullet train”).

    I would like to have my villa in Karuizawa someday.

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