Discover Suwa

Lake Suwa and the surroundings offer a pleasant mix of cultural tourism and recreation.
Cycling around the lake is something that is certainly not to be missed, or watch the sunset while relaxing in a foot bath in Kamisuwa's onsen.

Things to see and do

FAQs

Getting around in Suwa

The easiest way to get around in Suwa is by car, but most major sights and attractions are accessible by a combination of trains and busses. 
If you decide to rent a car, it is advised to do so from one of the bigger cities in the vicinity. You can check-out our listings for car rentals nearby, in the FAQ menu below. 

How long to stay in Suwa

We recommend staying here between one and two days.
 

Hotels in Suwa

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