Cheapest & Easiest way to the Hostel from Tokyo

By Highway bus(seibu kougen bus)it takes about 3 hours
From Ikebukuro 12:10
To Seibu karuizawa office   15:17
one way 2,600円(coupon ticket available)

Buy the Ticket online :
From Seibu Karuizawa office bus stop to the hostel it takes 7 min by foot (downhill )


We are located about 2 km from Nakakaruizawa station along Route 146.
※ Please seach “Koya Backpackers” on Google maps.

①After you have passed Hoshino onsen you will find traffic lights. Keep going straight following route 146.

②Go up the hill and you will arrive at「塩壺温泉」.You are almost there!

③You will find the sign 「遊心荘」.Please turn right at this corner and you can see the house with the red colored roof. That is our Hostel.


By train

Station:中軽井沢 Nakakaruizawa
(shinano railway Karuizawa to Nagano)

From Tokyo
to Karuizawa by Hokuriku Shinkansen (JR)
Takes about 1h

・From Nakakaruizawa Station(seibu kougen bus)
to​ karuizawa senngataki onsen iriguchi
bus stop to the Hostel by foot 4min
​By foot to the Hostel from the Nakakaruizawa Station 30min

By Highway Bus

From Tokyo

Seibu kougen Bus & Chikuma Bus(Ikebukuro)
bus stop
:seibu karuizawa office 7min by foot
:Karuizawa staiton
Hana Bus Kankouo Travis Japan (shinjuku)
bus stop:Komoro station transfer the train to go to Karuizawa ( please check above by train)

From Osaka

Kintetsu bus & Chikuma Bus
Bus stop:Nakakaruizawa , Karuizawa
( please check above by train)

Hana Bus Kankou Travis Japan (Umeda,Kyoto hachijo)
bus stop:Komoro station transfer the train to go to NakaKaruizawa ( please check above by train)


There are some local buses running around Karuizawa-Machi.
Please refer to the following website: 
→Karuizawa Tourist Association

Facilities within walking distance:

  • Hoshino area with Tonbo no yu hot spring
  • Sengataki onsen hot spring
  • Shiotsubo onsen hot spring


  • SEVEN-ELEVEN 15 min by walk(opening times 7:00~23:00)

There are 2 supermarkets located near Nakakaruizawa and Karuizawa Stations:

  • ツルヤ(Tsuruya)

〒389-0111 北佐久郡軽井沢町長倉2707

  • マツヤ(Matsuya)

〒389-0102 北佐久郡軽井沢町軽井沢野沢原1323-1002

※ The above 2 supermarkets are difficult to travel to by foot. We recommend guests purchase food for cooking prior to arriving at Koya Backpackers.