Karuizawa Part 2

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    Karuizawa Part 2

    軽井沢 Part 2


    This entry continues from yesterday’s one.
    この投稿は、昨日の投稿の続きです。

    At almost the same time when Alexander Croft Shaw built a villa and church in Karuizawa, a railway was extended to there.
    アレクサンダー・クロフト・ショーが軽井沢に別荘と教会を建てたのと同時期に、軽井沢に鉄道が通りました。

    Furthermore, due to the influence of Shaw, Western hotels and churches were built one after another.
    さらに、ショーの影響で洋式ホテルや教会などが次々と建てられました。

    Because of these backgrounds, Karuizawa has developed as a summer resort for foreigners, and later, Japanese people came to build their villas here.
    このような背景から、軽井沢は外国人避暑地として発展し、日本人もここに別荘を建てるようになったというわけです。

    Now Karuizawa is very popular because people who live in Tokyo can go in about an hour by Shinkansen (新幹線 – “bullet train”).
    軽井沢は、東京から新幹線で約1時間で着くアクセスの良さからも、人気があります。

    I would like to have my villa in Karuizawa someday.
    いつか私も軽井沢に別荘を持ちたいです。

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