Picchio Wildlife Research Center
Welcome to Picchio's YouTube Channel! Our videos are uploaded on every Wednesday and Saturday!
Picchio (meaning woodpecker in Italian) has been operating “Nature Tours” and conducting “Asian Black Bear Conservation” in the thriving resort town of Karuizawa since its establishment in 1992.
As an advocate for responsible tourism, our expertly guided nature watching tours provide visitors with the opportunity to get closer to nature and all its wonders without doing any harm to the surrounding environment.
We are not just a tour operator but a wildlife conservation organisation which makes us unique. Picchio hopes that by bringing more people closer to nature and generating a worldwide interest in Japan’s wildlife, we can better protect the local species and spread the importance of preserving natural habitats.