Flying Squirrel Watching Tour

Karuizawa, Japan
Flying Squirrel Watching Tour

From USD 23.28

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Discover the wild Japanese Giant Flying Squirrel during this guided nature tour. Professional nature guides who're familiar with the squirrel's lifestyle and gliding patterns will help you see them in their natural habitat. Native to Japan, learn about where they live and why, as well as their diet and behaviors while visiting the Picchio Visitor Center. Afterwards, bask in the silence and admire the sight of the squirrels at play.
  • Observe the elegant Japanese Giant Flying Squirrel in the wild
  • A guide knows the best areas to look for the squirrels
  • Learn about the squirrels diet and lifestyle at the visitors centre
  • Use of binoculars is included for convenience

What's Included

  • Use of Binoculars

    Meeting And Pickup

    Meeting point

    • ピッキオ(軽井沢野鳥の森)Nature Tours and conservation
      Japan, 389-0111 Nagano, Kitasaku District, Karuizawa, Nagakura, 北佐久郡北佐久郡軽井沢町長倉2148

      Picchio is located in Hoshino Area. You can use public transportations (Shinano railway, Seibu Kanko bus and Taxi) from Karuizawa station or Naka-Karuizawa station to come to Hoshino Area. Shinano railway: Get off the train at Naka-Karuizawa station, which is one station from Karuizawa station (approximately 4 minutes). From there, it is a 17-minute walk or 5 minutes by taxi. Train fare is ¥230 one-way. Seibu Kanko Bus:Departs from the North Exit of Karuizawa station. Get on the bus bound for “Karuizawa Eigyosho / Kusatsu Onsen” and get off at the “Hoshino Onsen Tombo-no-yu” bus station. 5-minute walk from the bus station. Bus fare is ¥460 one-way. Taxi: Masuya Kotsu 0267-45-5223 Karuizawa Kanko Taxi 0267-45-5408 Asama Kanko Taxi 0267-45-5264

    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    What To Expect

    ピッキオ(軽井沢野鳥の森)Nature Tours and conservation

    20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

    Karuizawa Hoshino Area

    1 hour Admission Ticket Free

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • We cannot refund you any travel costs or other costs that may arise in case we have to cancel the tour due to unexpected reasons (weather, absence of flying squirrels, etc.)
    • Some of our guides do not speak English that much but you can enjoy the tour as our lecture slides have English subtitles.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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