Karuizawa is the ideal location for a relaxing holiday in Japan. The Japanese Emperor and Empress have their summer retreat in Karuizawa and Bill Gates is in the process of building a very large retreat less than five minutes from the apartment.Offered is a very well presented large self-contained apartment including a fully functional kitchen, dining / sitting room, wet room / shower room including bath, utility room with washing machine, double bedroom, twin bedroom and large traditional tatami room suitable for relaxation or use as a traditional Japanese bedroom (futons are supplied for up to three people). A king size sofa bed is also available in the sitting room. The apartment shares a very large covered balcony with seating area for many people. This area can also be used for barbecues or table tennis (table and equipment supplied) whatever the weather.The apartment can comfortably accommodate six adults or a large family. All facilities for this number are included in the rental cost, including bedding, eating and cooking utensils. We think it is a real home from home. See the photo gallery for lots of photos.The apartment forms the second floor of our four story house. The ground floor is our antiques shop, the second floor is the self contained rental apartment, the third and forth floors are our part time home in Japan. Few properties in Karuizawa boast a better view of Asama Yama.