Wildlife Night Drive in Winter

There are many wild animals living in Karuizawa. They are almost impossible to come across in our daily lives, even though they should be living close by. Join the Picchio staff on this Night Safari Tour to take a peek into their nightly lives. The animals you meet in the forest on a wintery night might show you something you didn’t know before.


Wildlife Night Drive in Winter


Adults 6500Yen
Children 4500Yen 4 to 12years


Plan Details

Period 2022/12/10(Sat)~2023/3/26(Sun)
10 December, 2023 to 26 March, 2022 on Fri,Sat,Sun,Holidays
Excluded days None
What is included in the travel/plan price ・Guide fee
・accident insurance premium
・accident insurance premium
Minimum number of participants per group 1 person/people
Minimum number of participants 1 person/people
Maximum number of participants 6 person/people
Operating Company Piccho
Tour Conductor Yes
Start Time 18:30
Tour Time 90min's
Reservation Deadline by 16:00pm
Payment Method CreditcardVISAmastercardjcbamericanexpressdiners
- Tour itinerary -

Meeting: Karuizawa Asama Prince Hotel Lobby
Please come between 18:00 and 18:20.
(Please refer to the map below)
* Please note that it is not Hoshino Area Picchio or Nature Kids Mori House.
* Please use the parking lot of "Karuizawa Asama Prince Hotel". Depart 18:30 / Until 20:00

Karuizawa Asama prince hotel…wild safari tour in winter (about 90minutes)…finish

- Meeting Place -

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Karuizawa Asama Prince Hotel TEL:0267-48-0001

- Important Points -
  • Children must be accompanied by a guardian. Children under 3yrs cannot attend.
  • Winter nights in Karuizawa can get as low as -10C. Please dress accordingly (Ski-wear, Snow boots, gloves, knit hats, etc).
  • The tour will be mainly by car, but you might get out of the car and walk in the snow. Please prepare snow boots just in case.
  • Please note that the meeting place will not be Hoshino Area or Picchio Nature Kids Mori-no-ie.
  • If arriving by car, please use the Karuizawa Asama Prince Hotel parking lot.
- Other -
  • Reservations can be made up to 2 months prior to the tour date.
    Please make a reservation at Karuizawa Asama Prince Hotel by phone.
    0267-48-0001 (Reservation required by 16:00 on the day)
    Please note that reservations cannot be made at Hoshino Area Picchio.  
    *Prince Vacation Club members can make reservations up to 3 months before the tour date.
    * Currently, as a measure to prevent the spread of new coronavirus infection, it is held only for one group, and it is very difficult to make a reservation. We recommend that you make an early reservation.
    * Due to the nature of the tour to look for wild animals, there are days when you cannot meet animals. Please be aware of this before applying.
- Cancellation Fee -

20% (48 hours prior to tour departure), 50% (24 hours prior to tour departure), 100% (on the day of the tour)

48 hours prior to tour departure 24 hours prior to tour departure 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

Wild safari tour in winter

Various types of wild animals live in the nature-rich town of Karuizawa. Let’s go check out how these animals spend their daily lives in the harsh winters of Karuizawa.

Binoculars and searchlights, essential items

Binoculars and searchlights, essential items for searching for animals, will also be lent out. There will be a quick lecture on how to use these, so even beginners can be rest assured!

A safari car equipped with special lights will take you around the town

A safari car equipped with special lights will take you around the town, searching for animals with illuminated lights. Tours are limited to 1 group only, so you can rest easy and ride without worry.

After it snows

After it snows, there are many footprints in the snow, and it lets you imagine the movements of these animals in the forest.

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