Model Course 3

Food Museum Kuroishi, a safe place for vegans Course for Individuals

*All meals during your stay in Kuroishi City are listed as vegan-friendly facilities with advance reservations.
Day 1
9:30
Haneda Airport
Arrive at Aomori Airport by plane (arrival at 10:55)

Aomori Airport official website

  • Upon arrival at Aomori Airport, take a taxi to Kuroishi City.
Komise Street Food Tour

A guided walking food tour along the scenic Komise Street. Learn about the city's history and culture while sampling beloved local delicacies and famous sweets at long-established shops. This tour is recommended for selecting local souvenirs and offers a chance to enjoy the area's traditional architecture, local flavors, and friendly community interactions.

Kurayoshi Restaurant

13 Yokomachi, Kuroishi City, Aomori Prefecture, Japan

kurayoshi.info

IRODORI Neputa Painting Lantern Making Experience

At IRODORI, create beautiful lanterns using hand-painted illustrations from Kuroishi's Neputa Festival, featuring elaborate depictions of warriors and beauties on large floats. Choose from various Neputa paintings to craft your unique lantern.

IRODORI

38 Nakamachi, Kuroishi City, Aomori Prefecture, Japan

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Check-in at Hotel Hoshun

Hotel Hoshun, inspired by the wooden Komise arcade, offers a convenient location for city exploration and sightseeing.

Hotel Hoshun

15-4 Yokomachi, Kuroishi City, Aomori Prefecture, Japan

houshun.jp

Local Guide Bar Hopping

Enjoy bar hopping with a local guide, visiting popular local spots and getting insider tips on what to order and where to go.

Overnight stay at Hotel Hoshun.

Day 2
Visit Tsugaru Traditional Craft Museum and participate in Tsugaru Lacquerware Experience (chopstick making) and Shamisen performance viewing
Tsugaru lacquerware making
shamisen performance

Tsugaru lacquerware originates from the Tsugaru region of Aomori Prefecture, characterized by a lengthy and intricate process of repeatedly applying and polishing lacquer to create beautiful patterns. Here, you can try making Tsugaru lacquerware chopsticks.

Kuroishi is a town that has produced numerous folk song performers (singers, hand dancers, shamisen players, etc.). Kuroishi is also one of the leading folk dance towns in eastern Japan, with the Kuroishi Yosare, one of Japan’s three major nagashi odori (flowing dance) performances, held every August. This plan allows you to enjoy the performance during dinner.

Tsugaru Traditional Craft Museum

65-1 Fukutomiyama, Kuroishi City, Aomori Prefecture, Japan

tsugarudensho.com

Lunch at Ryokan Saikawa
  • Take a taxi to Ryokan Saikawa in Itadome onsen.

Ryokan Saikawa offers homemade cuisine by the "Blueberry Father" and the "Grand Lady," with popular vegan and vegetarian options.

Ryokan Saikawa

8-1 Itadome Miyashita, Kuroishi City, Aomori Prefecture, Japan

ryokansaikawa.com

Check-in at Lamp no Yado Aoni Onsen
  • Take a taxi to Lamp no Yado Aoni Onsen.

A secluded hot spring resort along the Aoni Valley, known for its rustic charm and absence of wifi and electric plugs, offering a tranquil retreat.

Lamp no Yado Aoni Onsen

1-7 Aonizawa Takinoue, Okipurato, Kuroishi City, Aomori Prefecture, Japan

aoninet.com

Day 3
Supermarket Tour and Cooking Class Experience (Lunch)
  • Take a taxi to Kitayama House.

Start with shopping at a local supermarket, followed by a cooking class where you'll prepare regional dishes like "Eggplant and Miso Shiso Rolls" and two other recipes.

Kitayama House

Chitose 2-chome 76, Kuroishi City, Aomori Prefecture, Japan

Disband at Kuroishi Station
  • Take a taxi to Kuroishi Station.

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