Your guide to the forest creatures of Karuizawa—Picchio conducts a variety of nature tours. Go on a nature walk in the forest on the island of Nojima, where 80 species of birds can be seen throughout the year and creatures such as Asian black bears and Japanese serows make their home. Or go and observe Japanese giant flying squirrels gliding through the air at dusk. On a Picchio tour, you can enjoy and learn about the mysteries of local forests and animals. Tours leave from the visitor center in the Hoshino Area facility in Karuizawa Town, Kitasaku County, Nagano Prefecture.
Nagano Prefecture Kitasaku-gun Karuizawa Town Hoshino Karuizawa Wild Bird Forest Picchio Visitor Center (Karuizawa / Saku / KomoroArea)
- Nagano Prefecture Kitasaku-gun Karuizawa Town Hoshino Karuizawa Wild Bird Forest Picchio Visitor Center [map]
- open everyday (the winter season with maintenance closes)
- [Admission fee] Free
* However, participation in each tour and use of cafe is Charge
- Parking Lot
- Available (Karuizawa Hoshino Area Parking 200spaces)
- Credit Card
- Available (VISA, MasterCard, JCB, AMEX, DinersClub, UnionPay)
Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN
- On foot aboutminutes
- about m
- Route from this Station Route from this Bus Stop Route from this IC Route from this Parking
Nearby Tourist Attractions
Nagano prefecture is an exciting mix of mountains, hot spring monkeys, and preserved Edo history. At the heart of the Japanese Alps, Nagano is one of the country’s most popular destinations, whether in winter for its snow sports and the much-loved Jigokudani Monkey Park or in the warmer months for discovering the undulating hills on foot. For fantastic Edo architecture, head to the Kiso Valley for a 60-kilometer stretch of quaint wooden buildings that marked the Nakasendo route 200 years ago.