Stargazing Tour on the Ice Rink

From December 1, 2023 to March 3, 2024, Karuizawa
  • Price


  • Duration

    1 hour

  • Hosted in

    English, Japanese


With its clean, crisp air and low-light surrounds, Karuizawa is the ideal place to experience stargazing in winter. At Picchio, you can enjoy a guided star observation on an ice rink in the midst of the still, night-time forest.


  • A Starry Night on Ice

    On winter nights, Kera Ike Ice Rink becomes the observation area for our stargazing tour. While only skaters are allowed in the rink during the day, at night, tour participants enter together to admire the night sky on ice. Cassiopeia, Perseus, Orion, the North Star...constellations you may only have heard of shimmer brightly above your head.

  • Lights Down on the Skate Rink

    When we turn the lights down on the skate rink, it’s as if a curtain is being lifted. All at once, countless stars scattered across the night sky are revealed. Admire the seasonal constellations while sipping a hot drink.


From December 1, 2023 to March 3, 2024
6:15pm – 7:15pm
Adults (13 years old and above) – 3,100 yen~ per person
Children (4-12 years old) – 2,000 yen~ per child
*Price are change depending on the date. For details, please refer to the reservation calendar.
Must be 4 years or older
Meeting Place
Picchio Visitor Center (View Directions)
You can make a reservation online up until 5:00pm on the day of the tour.
*Once capacity for the tour is reached, reservations will close so we recommend you book as early as possible to avoid disappointment.
Long sleeves


Extra warm jacket
Extra warm pants

Winter boots
Gloves, scarf, knit hat
・The temperature can easily drop below zero. Please prepare extra warm clothing beforehand

・Please come to the agreed place on time. If you are late on the day, we might give your spot on the tour to another guest

・Cancellation is free up to 2 days before the tour. If you cancel 2 days before the tour, a cancellation fee of 20% of the tour cost will be charged. If you cancel the day before the tour, a 50% cancellation fee will be charged and if you cancel on the day of the tour then the full cost of the tour will be charged

・In case we have to cancel the tour due to unexpected reasons (weather, observation conditions, etc.), we will contact you by 4:00pm on the day of the tour. Please check your email or phone frequently on the day

・Children under 12 years of age should be accompanied by an adult

Stargazing Tour on the Ice Rink

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