The Japan Alps and the North Chubu Coast Travel Guide

The Japan Alps and the North Chubu Coast Sights

Yacho-no-mori (Wild Bird Forest)

  • Nagakura Hoshino, Karuizawa-cho Map It
  • Karuizawa
  • Forest

Published 12/10/2015

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This sanctuary is home to some 120 bird species, including the Japanese white-eye. You can watch from two observation huts along a 2½-km (1½-mile) forest course. To get here from Karuizawa Station, take a free shuttle bus bound for the "Hoshino area," or take the local Seibu Koden bus. Get off at the Tombo no Yu stop and walk about one minute to the park. You can wander around on your own, or book an English guided eco-tour. Try to book at least a week on advance for English tours.

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Nagakura Hoshino, Karuizawa-cho, Karuizawa, 389-0111, Japan

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Published 12/10/2015


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