Our Activities:Go, See & Do

Nobi Nobi Morning Exercise

Stretching exercises.

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Picchio's Eco Tours

Ecotour guides

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Horse Riding

Gallop through the national forests with a spectacular view of Mt. Asama.

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Why not take advantage of the invigorating morning air and join us for some stretching exercises? Give your mind and body the start they need to enjoy another perfect day.


Our experienced Ecotour guides will lead you through the Wild Bird Sanctuary for a truly unique experience.

Ecotours offer HOSHINOYA guests rare opportunities to enjoy and appreciate rich surrounding environment of idyllic Japan. Picchio Wildlife Research Center's guided ecotours has won the grand prize at the 1st Japan Ecotourism Awards hosted by the Ministry for the Environment. Our experienced Ecotour guides will lead you through the forest for a truly unique experience.

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Horse Riding

Gallop through the national forests with a spectacular view of Mt. Asama.
Now offering a horseback riding experience at one of the best riding environments in Japan, the Asama Trekking. Even beginners can fully enjoy the time away from the daily grind in the grand nature.
Feel the rush as you ride the highlands towards Mt. Asama; an extraordinary and exhilarating time on horseback, an experience like no other.

Place : Asama Trekking
Course : Beginner to intermediate. Recommended for guests who want to get a full outdoors experience. A special scenic course, reserved exclusively for HOSHINOYA guests.
Duration : 60 minutes for horse riding.
Price : 14,000yen (not include tax and service charge)
Transfer Service : Courtesy shuttle service included
Reservations : Please make reservations at least 1 days in advance
Program Specials : Photos taken by the club staff, presented to guests at check out or by mail Offered 4 times a day.
All offers are subject to availability at the time of reservation.

A terrace with a collection of 14 attractive shops with items from Shinshu and Karuizawa surrounded by the trees of Harunire. Take a stroll on the boardwalk by the waters, go shopping or enjoy a great meal featuring the local ingredients of Karuizawa.

Have fun shopping at the Karuizawa Outlet Mall near the JR Karuizawa Station South exit. A short walk from the shuttle bus stop for HOSHINOYA. Check here for the shuttle bus schedule.

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  • Q: Do you have shuttle service?
  • A: Shuttle service is available to and from JR Karuizawa station. There's no need for the reservation. The schedule for the shuttle bus varys from the season. Please check the link below.

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Click here for more proposals of your pleseant excursions in Hoshino Area, Karuizawa! Newest informations provided by Picchio Eco Tour

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Take in the gorgeous view of lush green gardens and mountains while relaxing in the fragrant Japanese cedar hot tub.
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