HOSHINOYA Karuizawa
HOSHINOYA Karuizawa
HOSHINOYA Karuizawa
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Morning Tour


Morning Nature Watching Tour

Encounter the wonder of the creatures in the forest. Be escorted through a colorful world of beautiful birds and flowers. Both adults and children alike will find their curiosity stimulated by this guided tour through the Karuizawa Wild Sanctuary, located just minutes away from Hoshinoya Karuizawa.


    • Dates
    • : Everyday
    • Times
    • : 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • Age
    • : No limit
    • Capacity
    • : Places are limited, spots reserved in order of arrival
    • Price
    • : Adults - 2,100 yen per person
       Children - 1,000 yen per Children (4 years to primary school age)

Note

Tours may become discontinued depending on the weather.

Guests wishing to join the tours may exceed capacity during the May holiday week and summer     vacation.

Early arrival is recommended to assure your spot on the tour.

Please gather at the Picchio visitor center 10 minutes before departure.

Contact us in advance if you require an English Interpreter.

* An extra fee will be charged for an English Interpreter.

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Daytime Tour


Daytime Nature Watching Tour

Encounter the wonder of creatures in the forest. We will escort you through a world of wild birds and flowers. Both adults and children alike will find their curiosity stimulated by this guided tour through the Karuizawa Wild Sanctuary, located just minutes away from Hoshinoya Karuizawa.

 

    • Dates
    • : Everyday
    • Times
    • : 13:30 pm - 15:30 pm
    • Age
    • : No limit
    • Capacity
    • : Places are limited, allocated in order of arrival
    • Price
    • : Adults - 2,100 yen per person
       Children - 1,000 yen per Children (4 years to primary school age)
    • Reservation
    • : Please gather at the Picchio visitor center 10 minutes
        before departure.

Note

Guests wishing to join the tours may exceed capacity during the May holiday week and summer vacation.

Early arrival is recommended to assure your spot on the tour.

Tours may become discontinued depending on the weather.

Contact us in advance if you require an English Interpreter.

* An extra fee will be charged for an English Interpreter.

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Mountain Biking Tour

This is a course suited to even those who have never tried mountain biking before, a refreshing ride in the forest breeze. Rental bikes are available, as are guides who will conduct you through the forest around HOSHINOYA Karuizawa.


    • Dates
    • : Everyday (April 19th to July 18th)
    • Times
    • : 9:00 am - 12:00 am
    • Age
    • : 9 years or older
    • Capacity
    • : 6 guests per day
    • Price
    • : 7,000 yen per person
    • Reservations
    • : Reservation required by 17:00 pm the day before.
        (accepted in order of arrival)

Note

Tours may become discontinued depending on the weather.

Children under 12 years should be accomplished by a guardian.

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Sengataki Falls Hiking Tour

Head to the largest fall, the Sengataki Fall, in this relaxing hiking tour. In September, enjoy the pretty wild flowers are in full bloom, and by mid-end October, the changing leaves of fall along the river will be your treat. An easy 2km hiking course.


    • Dates
    • : Everyday (April 19th to July 18th)
    • Times
    • : AM 9:30 am - 12:00 am, PM 13:30pm to 16:00pm
    • Age
    • : 12 years or older (Elementary school aged children must be accompanied by a guardian)
    • Capacity
    • : 7 guests per day
    • Price
    • : 5,000 yen per person
    • Reservations
    • : AM tour :Required by 17:00 pm the day bedore. PM tour: Required by 11:30 pm.
    • Clothing
    • : Should be suitable for moving around (long sleeve shirt, long pants), comfortable shoes

Note

Tour will take place in the event of light rain, but may be canceled due to weather conditions.

Children under 12 years should be accomplished by a guardian.

Contact us in advance if you require an English Interpreter.

Please note that the Interpreter may not be available depending on the day.

* An extra fee will be charged for an English Interpreter.

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Night Tour


Flying Squirrels Soaring in Twilight

Come out to the woods at dusk and see the world's largest flying squirrel. The program begins with a talk on its diet, how far it flies and other interesting information. Walk outside, and experience the silence of the squirrel's flight broken only by the excited gasps of the audience.

 

    • Dates
    • : March 16th to November 30th
    • Start Times
    • : June : 6:30 pm
    •  
    • : July : 6:30 pm (1st – 20th), 6:15 pm (21st – 31st)
    •  
    • : August : 6:15 pm (1st – 10th), 6:00 pm (11th – 20th),
        5:50 pm (21st – 31st)
    • Duration :
    • : 90 min.
    • Age
    • : 4 years or older
    • Capacity
    • : 20 guests per day
    • Price
    • : Adults - 3,300 yen per person
        Children - Primary school age : 2,500 yen per children
    • Reservation
    • : Required 90 minutes before departure
       (accepted in order of arrival)

Note

Tours may be canceled due to weather conditions.

Contact us in advance if you require an English Interpreter.

* An extra fee will be charged for an English Interpreter.

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Private Tour


Private Tour

The Picchio staff, all knowledgeable Karuizawa locale, will at your request arrange a customized tour. Since this is a private tour, limited to one group of guests, the itinerary, starting times, and other details will be arranged upon consultation. Observe and experience the wonders of Karuizawa and its nature at your own pace, in a more private setting.

【Spring Tours-Samples】

    • Duration
    • : ave. 2-3 hours
    • Price
    • : From 25,000 yen (depends on duration and number of guests)
    • Reservation
    • : Required 3 days before the day of tour
    •  
    • * Prices given are for one guest, when attending as a group of two.
    •  
    • * Tours may be canceled due to weather conditions

 

 

Alpine Vegetation at Ikenodaira Marsh

 

(5hours, 23,000 yen/person, June 1st to September 10th)

The Ikenodaira Marsh, a wonderland of alpine vegetation, is a 1-hour drive from HOSHINOYA Karuizawa. See the symbols of the changing season such as the iwakagami, hakusan rhododendron, and the Japanese azalea first-hand and up close.

 

The Japanese Serows of Mt. Asama

 

(6 hours, 26,500 yen/person, May 7th to October 31st)

A climb to ‘Serow Plateau’ on Mt. Asama, home to the Japanese Serow, an antelope type species protected as a natural treasure by Japanese law. Your encounter with a serow is almost a sure guarantee. A 1-hour drive will bring you to a point 500 meters below the plateau. A 90-minute climb for a pair of healthy legs.

 

A Tour of Mt. Asama's Outer Ring

 

(8 hours, 33,500 yen/person, May 7th to October 31st)

A volcanic caldera spreads out before your eyes on this tour of the ‘parastic cones’ that surrounds Mt. Asama. In front is the giant smoking cauldron of Mt. Asama itself. Recommended for climbers with strong legs. *** It is recommended that guests equip themselves with basic climbing equipment, including trekking shoes, fleece-lined or other warm clothing, gloves, a hat, and rain gear. Rental gear and equipment are available, but supplies are limited. Please ask our staff for details when registering for the hike.

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  • Q: What are the check-in and check-out times?
  • A: Check-in is at 3pm. Check-out is by 12 noon.

    Late check in is available to guests who stay more than 2 nights. It is limited to Mizunami, Yamaroji 2nd floor, Yamaroji 1st floor and Yamaroji double rooms. Late check-in: 6pm / check-out: 3pm
    Please note that it is only available if you let us know at the time of the booking.
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