Hiking & Nature Walks in Karuizawa

Eastern Nagano Area 軽井沢でハイキング&ネイチャーウォーク


Nature lovers can enjoy the sights and sounds of nearly 80 species of birds at the Karuizawa National Wild Bird Sanctuary. Tours are conducted by staff at Picchio Wildlife Research Centre, but you are also free to explore the forest on your own. Nighttime also offers activities including a chance to observe the world’s largest species of flying squirrel take flight. For a more relaxing evening, the clear, winter night sky makes for excellent stargazing while hot wine and a sleeping bag keep you warm.
On your way home, you can refresh yourself in the Hoshino Resorts Hot Spring Tombo no Yu which even has an open-air bath.


Picchio (Eco Tour)
Reservation: WEB
Tel: 0267-45-7777


Flying Squirrel: Late Mar - last day in Nov | Bird Watching: Late Apr - mid-May


Flying Squirrel Watching Tour (Adults) : 3,300 yen

Flying Squirrel Watching Tour (Children) : 2,500 yen

Early Morning Bird Watching Tour (Adults) : 3,100 yen

Winter Stargazing Tour (Adults only) : 5,000 yen

Location / Access

Hoshino, Karuizawa Town

By Car:
15 min by taxi from Karuizawa Station to Hoshino Area

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