Stargazing Tour on the Ice Rink

The best time for viewing stars in Karuizawa is during winter. At this time of the year, the air is beautifully clear and the stars appear brighter. We will tell you the tales of the stars both past and present as you gather atop the ice rink, warm drink in hand.


Stargazing Tour on the Ice Rink

1 Person

Children 2000Yen Child (4 to 12 years old)
Adults 3100Yen

Plan Details

Duration 2021/12/1(Wed)~2022/3/6(Sun)
Excluded Dates 18th to 20th January
What is included in the travel/plan price ・Guide fee
・accident insurance premium
・ binocular rental fee
・Hot Drink
Minimum number of people for reservation 1 person/people
Minimum number of travelers 1 person/people
Maximum number of applicants 15 person/people
Operating Company Piccho
Tour Conductor Yes
Start Time Starting 18:15pm
Tour Time Starting 18:15pm
Reservation Deadline by 16:00pm
Payment Method Creditcard
- Tour itinerary -

Gather at Picchio visitor center, short indoor introduction to constellations, view constellations from the ice rink using scope, hot drink … (about 60 minutes)…Finish

- Meeting Place -

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Picchio visitor center

- Important Points -
  • This tour guides multiple participants – so please be aware that there will be other guests present during the tour.
  • If it is cloudy and visibility is reduced, we will offer guests the opportunity to switch to night skating. (We will contact the person who had made the reservation at least 1 hour before the scheduled start of the tour). In the events of a storm, the tour would be cancelled.
  • The temperature on the rink are below freezing so it is advised that guests wear warm clothing such as thick socks, gloves and a hat.
- Cancellation Fee -

20% of the full fee (48 hours prior to tour departure), 50% of the full fee (24 hours prior to tour departure), Entire tour fee (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

A starry night on the ice -

On winter nights, the Keraike skating rink is the setting for night sky observation. Gaze up at the jet-black sky as you walk out onto the rink, a feat not possible during the day without skates, and take in the twinkling forms of Cassiopeia, Perseus, Orion and the North star.

Fade out the lights -

Once the lights surrounding the rink are turned off, countless stars emerge across the night sky. Wrapped up warm, with a hot drink in hand, immerse yourself in the stories of the seasonal constellations and the universe's most famous stars. A knowledgeable guide will guide you through the world of the starry sky.