Take a Walk on the Wild Side!

Originally developed as a summer getaway for foreigners, Picchio is an amazing place to visit no matter what time of the year it is. Each season, there's something different to for visitors to see. There are 80 different species of birds in the forest along with Asian Black Bears, Serows and Flying Squirrels. They even build an ice-skating rink in the forest during the winter season.

Address Karuizawa Yacho-no-mori, Hoshino, Karuizawa, Katasaku, Nagano Prefecture 389-0194
Directions JR
Route 1
JR Limited Express Shinano (platform 10) Nagoya–Nagano (3h)
JR Hokuriku Shinkansen (platform 14) Nagano–Karuizawa (33m)
Shinano Railways Karuizawa–Naka Karuizawa (5m)
Walk north 17 minutes
Route 2
JR Tokaido Shinkansen (platform 15) Nagoya–Tokyo (1h 45m)
Hokuriku Shinkansen (platform 23) Tokyo–Karuizawa (1h 10)
Take a taxi (15m)

Business hours
9:30am–5pm (April–September)
9:30am–4pm (October–March)
Holidays
Contact TEL:0267-45-7777
Wi-Fi Unavailable
Credit card payment
Supported languages None
Admission
Depends on the type of tour
Average visit length 2–3 hours
Websites Official Site https://www.wildlife-picchio.com/

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