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[Karuizawa Hoshino area] The season of the ice skating rink where you can feel the forest is coming

2022.09.26

In the “Karuizawa Hoshino Area” where the facilities operated by Hoshino Resorts are scattered, the outdoor skating rink “Keraike Skating Rink” surrounded by forest will start operating from October 21, 2022.
This season, we will hold a new “Moonlight Skating” for three days only, including the full moon.

The concept is "a skating rink where you can feel the forest"

The Keraike Skating Rink is a frozen pond in the forest.
Adjacent to the Karuizawa Wild Bird Forest, the area is home to many wild birds and animals.
Because it is located in such a place, we would like you to enjoy the surrounding nature as well as ice skating, so the concept is “a skating rink where you can feel the forest”.

Link surrounded by autumn red leaves and yellow leaves

In Karuizawa, which is located on a plateau at an altitude of 1,000 meters, the autumn leaves start to turn from mid-October.
Following the bright red urushi and maples, the yellow leaves of larch come into full bloom in November.
Being the first outdoor rink to open in Japan (according to our research), the unique feature of the rink in Karuizawa Forest is that you can skate while admiring the autumn and yellow leaves.
You can enjoy yellow leaves until around November 10th.

"Moonlight Skating" will be held for 3 days only!

At dusk in autumn, the moon peeking through the trees surrounding the skating rink is exceptionally beautiful.
We would like you to enjoy such a space, so this year we will hold “Moonlight Skating” for three days only, including the day of the full moon.

The skating rink will reopen at 18:30 after normal business hours, according to the moonrise.
After enjoying skating, enjoy the moon through a telescope.
While listening to explanations about the topography and phases of the moon from the staff, you can clearly see craters that are invisible to the naked eye.
Finally, we will design the moon and offer a moon viewing tea time with butter sandwiches using nuts such as walnuts and pistachios.

Date: November 6, 7, 8, 2022
Time: 18:30-19:30
Price: 2,500 yen (entrance fee, shoe rental fee, tea time fee included. Tax included)
Capacity: 15 people

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Autumn limited “Kuma no Maron Latte” NEW!

The Asian black bears that live in the forests of Karuizawa eat a lot of nuts such as chestnuts and acorns in autumn to prepare for hibernation.
With such a black bear as a motif of latte art, marron latte with peeled chestnuts will be newly introduced. Autumn-only caffe latte with sweet chestnut scent.

"Keraike Skating Rink" Autumn leaves season business outline

Business period: October 21st to November 10th, 2022
*The period may change depending on the autumn leaves.
*The skating rink will be open until March 5th for the 2022-23 season.
(Closed on November 29, 2022)
Hours of Operation: 10:00~16:00
Price: Adults (junior high school students and older) 1,900 yen / Elementary school students and younger 1,300 yen (tax included) *Including shoe rental fee
Chestnut-loving bear chestnut latte 700 yen / coffee and cocoa 500 yen each (tax included)
Chair with sled Free rental
Link Width: About 1,080 square meters (of which about 340 square meters is open during the fall foliage season)
Other: ・Period and time may change due to weather, temporary closure may occur
・Wear gloves, a knit hat, and a mask when skiing
・Gloves 300 yen / Knit hat 500 yen (tax included)
TEL: 0267-45-7777 (Picchio)

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