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fashion

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clientele

label hungry tokyoites. i met two shy 'n quiet tokyo kids on the shinkansen from tokyo who turned into roaring label maniacs once they arrived at beams...quite amazing.

service

despite the continuous influx of label hungry clients they kept their cool...again amazing.

interior

too preoccupied to care. and you'll be too.

ambience

>> buying frenzy <<

address

karuizawa prince shopping plaza [new east section] - 1178-160 karuizawa - karuizawa machi - kitasaku

phone

+81 267 412021

website

www.beams.co.jp

author

superfuture

date

25 august 2009

last checked

25 august 2009

what to do when heavy rain showers spoil your day of sightseeing? no worries when in karuizawa. this upscale mountain resort boasts one of japan's biggest outlet centres [and this one is actually not as awful as you'd expect] with a surprising number of cool eurobrands well-represented. the beams store requires to be thoroughly examined to find that trophy item but generally it's a bargain spot.