Model Course 2

Winter Season

Hakkouda Powder Snow and Traditional Course for Groups

After enjoying the world-renowned powder snow of Hakkouda, you will experience the traditional Japanese musical instrument “Shamisen” and local traditional handicraft making.
Day 1
Tokyo Station
Take the Shinkansen to Shin-Aomori Station (arriving at 12:29)

Arrive at Shin-Aomori Station and transfer by bus to Kuroishi City

Komise Street Food Walking Tour

A guided tour along the charming Komise Street, exploring the history and culture of the area. Visit long-loved local shops and sample famous sweets and delicacies. This tour is recommended for those looking for local souvenirs and offers an opportunity to enjoy traditional architecture and friendly interactions with locals.

Tsugaru Folklore Crafts Museum
Visit to the Tsugaru Traditional Craft Museum and experience Tsugaru lacquerware making (chopsticks) and a shamisen performance.
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

Stay at Kazen no Sho, Ochiai Onsen

Stay at Kazen no Sho, Ochiai Onsen, which is one of the few traditional Japanese hot springs. Located next to the Tsugaru Traditional Craft Museum, Kazen no Sho is decorated with flowers throughout and features tatami floors, even in the elevators. Relax in a traditional Japanese atmosphere with your choice of yukata.

kazen no Sho, Ochiai Onsen

64-2 Fukutomiyama, Kuroishi City, Aomori Prefecture, Japan

Day 2
Hakkoda Powder Snow Skiing

Hakkoda Mountain is a paradise for skiers and snowboarders, boasting superb powder and a 1,585m trail potential. After ascending to the summit via the Hakkoda Ropeway, enjoy unrestricted skiing or snowboarding.

Hakkoda Ropeway Base Station

1-12 Arakawa Kansuizawa, Aomori City, Aomori Prefecture, Japan

  • Operating hours: 9:00 - 15:40 (mid-November to February)
  • Check the website before departure for operational updates due to strong winds.
Dinner at Kurayoshi

Enjoy local cuisine at Kurayoshi, featuring dishes made with ingredients from Aomori and Kuroishi. Options include the casual drinking set with tempura and famous soba, and a colorful vegan course menu.
Reservations for vegan meals must be made at least 10 days in advance.

Kurayoshi Restaurant

13 Yokomachi, Kuroishi City, Aomori Prefecture, Japan

  • 0172-53-2500
  • Overnight stay at Kazen no Sho, Ochiai Onsen (continued).
Day 3
Shin-Aomori Station
Take the Shinkansen to Tokyo Station (arriving at 18:04)