Nature Kids Forest House

The nature activities program – picchio program- is a program that lets you enjoy stimulating high-class nature experiences in the expansive setting of the Karuizawa Prince Hotel area.

Location: Nature Kids’ Forest House (near Karuizawa Prince Hotel East)

Enjoy three Winter programs below!

1. Family Star Gazing Tour

  • At an elevation of 1,000 meters, the Karuizawa highland’s air is clear in winter and the night sky twinkles with stars.
    While gathering around a bonfire, roasting some snacks, and warming up with a hot drink, gaze at the stars that are many light years away.

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    1. Clear and starry skies above Karuizawal!
      Winter constellations you cannot see in the city await you.
    2. Gathering around the fire in the snow makes it a dreamy scene!
      Keep warm by roasting snacks over the fire and having a hot drink.
    3. Free constellation guides will be given!
      One constellation guide per couple or group.

 When: Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays during December 15th, 2018 (Sat.) to February 24th, 2019 (Sun.) and       every day from December 28th to January 6th.

Time: 7:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. (1 hour)

Age range: Guests age 4 and above staying at Karuizawa Prince Hotel.

*Elementary school and younger children must be accompanied by an adult guardian. Age 3 and younger infants are not allowed.

Fee (including tax): ¥3,000 for adults (jr. high school and older) / ¥2,000 for age 4 to elementary school children

*The fee includes the event fee, casualty insurance, materials, and consumption tax.

Place: Karuizawa Prince Hotel area

Maximum participants: 10 (May vary depending on the day. Minimum number is 1.)

Reservations required: Make reservations by 5:00 p.m. on the desired date.

Reservation is available here.

Clothing: Karuizawa in winter can get as cold as -10˚C. You will need ski wear or a thick coat, cap, scarf, gloves, etc. You will be walking on snow to get to the lookout point. Wear snow shoes or waterproof shoes that keep your feet warm. Note that your outer clothing may smell like the bonfire afterward.

<Notice>

  • The event will be canceled if it is cloudy or rainy. (Event cancellation will be decided by 6:00 p.m. that day. Participants who made reservations will be informed of any cancellation.)
  • If you want to know the weather conditions before making reservation., please contact us.
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2.  Family Indoor Climbing

  • Date : 12th JAN 2017 – 26th FEB 2017
    (Except January 17th, 18th, 24th, 25th, February 14th, 15th, 21st, 22nd)
  • Time : 9:00AM – 4:00PM (at any time accepted)
  • For  : Everyone
  • Age  : 4 years old or older
  • Capacity : 5 families at the same time
  • Cost  : For 30 min, 3,000JPY / family (up to 3people)
  • Payment : cash, credit card, charge to room or Enjoy Tickets
  • Reception : Nature Kids Forest House  (in Karuizawa Prince Hotel East Area)
  • Detail of this activity
    Let’s enjoy Indoor climbing on unique wall with family! Nature Kids forest house is the first place constructed kids-kindly climbing wall in Karuizawa. Climbing is not only well-known sports as Olympic game, but also good way to make relationship between kids and parents. If you have never tried Climbing, do not miss out this great opportunity!!
  • Wear and gear
    • Wear: casual outfits, socks
    • Gear: nothing
  • Reservation : We do not take a reservation. Please come to Nature Kids Forest House directly.
  • Notes :
    Climbing area is used exclusively for Kids Challenge (Kids Nursery Program) in the morning.
    If you are interested in Family Indoor Climbing, Please contact us in advance.
  • Pictures
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3. Wood Craft for Family

  • Date : 12th JAN 2017 – 26th FEB 2017
    (Except January 17th, 18t,h, 24th, 25th, February 14th,15th,21st,22nd)
  • Time : 9:00AM – 4:30PM (at any time accepted)
  • For  : Everyone
  • Age  : No age limit
  • Capacity : 60 people at the same time
  • Cost  : 500JPY – 2,500JPY (depending on the craft)
  • Payment : cash, credit card, charge to room, or Enjoy Tickets
  • Reception : Nature Kids Forest House  (in Karuizawa Prince Hotel East Area)
  • Detail of this activity
    Let’s enjoy Indoor Wood Craft with family! We provide over 10 kinds of original wood craft at Nature Kids Forest House. Those crafts will be awesome memories in Karuizawa, but also great souvenir for grandparents, friends and so on.
  • Reservation : We do not take a reservation. Please come to Nature Kids Forest House directly.
  • Notes : We cannot allow you to leave your kids alone during making wood crafts. Please always be together and supervise for your kid’s safety.

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Original Wood Craft 2,000 JPY                             Car Toys 1,600 JPY

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