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2014 World Amateur Team Championships in Karuizawa, Japan

Karuizawa in Nagano prefecture is one of the most popular summer resort, 1000 meter or 3000 feet above sea level, and easily accessible from Tokyo.
Located approximately 150 km or 90 miles NE of Tokyo, JR Shin-etsu Bullet Train connects Tokyo Station and Karuizawa Station in 1 hour 20 minutes and runs in every 20 to 25 minutes, or 3 hours 30 minutes drive by car on Kan-etsu Highway..



Karuizawa was first opened as a summer resort in 1879 by Englishman, A.C.Straw because the scenery and climate reminded him of his home of Scotland, and he built villa in order to spend the summer months on the highland, and also winter in snow.
The villa expanded rapidly into Karuizawa town ship adding hotels, restaurants, shops, golf courses, skating rinks, tennis courts and other sports facilities to become very famous all-year-round resort.
Especially during the summer month, the main street of Karuizawa, stretches out toward north of the station, looks like the weekend of downtown Tokyo as thousands of visitors enjoy touring, sight seeing, dining, shopping with family and friends.
Karuizawa Prince Hotel Resort and Karuizawa 72 Golf Complex occupy almost 5,000,000 square meter or 1250 acre of land adjacent to the whole south side of Karuizawa Station.
Prince Hotel Resort consists of four different hotels such as Karuizawa Prince Hotel East, West, Asama Prince Hotel, The Prince Karuizawa with the total added up to 420 rooms, plus 400 cottages of various sizes scattered in the area.
While, the Golf Complex has added golf courses year after year during it’s expansion period, dating back to the late sixties, and there are altogether six 18 hole-golf courses and two 9 hole layout including Oshitate Course and Iriyama Course which will be the venue for the Eisenhower Trophy and Espirito Santo Trophy of the 2014 World Amateur Team Championships.
For the benefit of all the guests, these facilities are all located adjacent to each other within the area..

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