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Flying Squirrel Watching Tour

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Stop At: Picchio, Japan, 〒389-0194 Nagano, Kitasaku-gun, 北佐久郡軽井沢町Nagakura, Hoshino, 星野 軽井沢野鳥の森ピッキオビジターセンター

Introduction of this tour. A professional nature guide will talk about the ecology of Japanese giant flying squirrels (diet, size, flying distance, etc.) at the Picchio Visitor Center.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Karuizawa Hoshino Area, Hoshino, Karuizawa-machi, Kitasaku-gun 389-0194 Nagano Prefecture

Observation. After the lecture, we will walk outside and experience the silence of flying squirrels' glide broken only by the excited gasps of the audience.

Duration: 1 hour
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Departure Point
Picchio, Japan, 〒389-0194 Nagano, Kitasaku-gun, 北佐久郡軽井沢町Nagakura, Hoshino, 星野 軽井沢野鳥の森ピッキオビジターセンター
Duration
1h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Use of Binoculars
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • 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.)
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Some of our guides do not speak English that much but you can enjoy the tour as our lecture slides have English subtitles.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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We not only got to see the flying squirrel glide twice, we were also lucky enough to see babies in the nest box - what a delightful experience. Our guide, Motoi Inoue, was knowledgeable and entertaining. He did a wonderful job at explaining everything to us in English, despite
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At night, in the dark, our guide, passionate, commiteed and fun, led the group into the forest at the foot of a huge tree. After a few minutes, we saw the flying squirrel mum get out of the nest leaving her 2 babies (we saw them via the live camera hidden in the nest -
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Response from picchiokaruizawa, guide at Flying Squirrel Watching Tour
Responded Sep 5, 2019
This is Motoi. Thank you for joining our flying squirrel watching tour and your great message. I am very happy to read your review. I was in charge of the tour last night. Because flying squirrels change their nest everyday, we observed it at a different nest. They came out of the nest and glided into the forest as usual. It showed us a very nice gliding and babies! I hope you had a wonderful experience in Japan. I am looking forward to seeing you again. Thank you very much. Motoi INOUE
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Tonight I got to go on a very entertaining, educational, and marvelous Japanese giant squirrel watching tour! Our guide was very passionate and enthusiastic, and he was able to tell us all about the squirrels and their behavior in an entertaining way. Our guide was proficient in
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Response from picchiokaruizawa, guide at Flying Squirrel Watching Tour
Responded Jun 12, 2019
Dear Lagabo This is Motoi. Thank you for join the frying squirrel watching tour and describing the tour in great detail. It is very useful information to expand the tour image of others. With a little rain, the flying squirrel will fly without problems.On the day of your participation, it was raining hard, so I was just a little worried. You could see the squirrel, I was very relieved and I was very happy. I hope that everyone will have a wonderful experience in Japan. I am looking forward to meeting you, again. Thank you. Motoi INOUE
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We loved the Flying Squirrel Watching Tour, in Picchio, Karuizawa. Our guide, Motoi Inoue was energetic, informative, and entertaining; and conducted the tour in Japanese and English, simultaneously. He has a great passion for his work. And we had a successful sighting of a
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Response from picchiokaruizawa, guide at Flying Squirrel Watching Tour
Responded Jun 9, 2019
This is Motoi. Thank you for join the frying squirrel watching tour and your message. As you already know, flying squirrels are nocturnal animals and glide without sound. With no sound, even Japanese people have rarely seen it. I would like to introduce the existence of flying squirrels to many people, not only to Japanese but also to tourists from overseas. And I want many people to know the wonder and value of nature. I look forward to seeing you again.Thank you. Motoi INOUE
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Our group has only three visitors plus guide Haruko. It's the first time I join such watch activity. It's really amazing. We saw the Musasabi sleeping, waking up, cleaning himself and getting outside of the box, climbing up to the top and the most excited flying. Thanks a lot to
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  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Languages Offered: English, Japanese
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