Exploration of icefall

Karuizawa's largest waterfall, "Sengataki", becomes a spectacular icefall in midwinter. To reach the magnificently frozen waterfall, there is a promenade which follows the mountain stream. Guests will walk this path while looking out for wildlife tracks and observing a variety of bird species.

  • 長野県
  • 中部


Exploration of icefall


Adults・Children same amount 5000Yen


Plan Details

Duration 2024/1/10(Wed)~2024/2/12(Mon)
Excluded Dates 10th to 12th and 15th to 19th January
What is included in the travel/plan price ・Guide fee
・accident insurance premium
・binocular rental fee
・hot drink
Minimum number of people for reservation 1 person/people
Minimum number of travelers 1 person/people
Maximum number of applicants 7 person/people
Operating Company Picchio
Tour Conductor Yes
Start Time Departing at 13:00pm
Tour Time about 2.5 hours in total
Reservation Deadline by 10:00am
Payment Method CreditcardVISAmastercardjcbamericanexpressdiners
- Tour itinerary -

Departing at 13:00pm/Returning by 15:30pm
Gather at Picchio Visitor Center, drive to waterfall trail head, walk to waterfall, explore icefall, return to visitor center (about 2.5 hours in total).

- Meeting Place -

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Picchio visitor center

- Important Points -
  • Please consult with us about the participation of elementary school students.
  • We provide free rental service rain wear and trekking shoes (or snow shoes depending on the level of snowfall).
  • We do not currently rent gloves or hats, but should you require them, they are available to purchase and keep – just ask at the reception desk. Gloves: 300 yen, Knit cap: 500 yen
  • Please note that the tour would not be cancelled in light rainy weather. However, in the event of a storm, we would cancel the tour and inform the person who made the reservation by 12:00 noon on the day of tour.
- Cancellation Fee -

20% of the full fee (48 hours prior to tour departure), 50% of the full fee (24 hours prior to tour departure), Entire tour fee (on the day of the tour)

48 hours prior to tour departure 24 hours prior to tour on the day of the tour
20% 50% 100%
- Plan Provider Company -

Hoshino, Karuizawa Town, Kitasaku District, Nagano Prefecture 389-0194

Sales Manager:Otsuka

Contact Phone Number:+81(0)267-45-7777


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Plan Contents

Behold the ice waterfall -

The highest waterfall in Karuizawa is a cool, refreshing spot in the summer and an impressive frozen sculpture in the winter. The walking distance is approximately 2km round trip. We will take a short break to enjoy the wintery surroundings with a hot drink.

Winter forest wildlife -

With snow blanketing the ground you can more easily discern the footprints of various animals such as Japanese serow, foxes and wild boar. The bird inhabitants of mountain streams such as wrens and brown dippers are also easier to spot during this time of the year.

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