Model Course 2

Hakkoda Skiing and Traditional Culture Course

This course is for those needing R&R after shredding the slopes all day.

Day 1
Hakkoda Ropeway Sanroku Station
Hakkoda Skiing

Mt. Hakkoda is a skier and snowboarder's paradise boasting the best powder and 1,585m of trail potential! Mt. Hakkoda is for the adventurer who likes to choose their own way. Use the lift to go up and decide your own trail coming back down.

Mt. Hakkoda (Hakkoda Ropeway Sanroku Station)

1-12 Arakawa-Kansuizawa, Aomori City, Aomori Prefecture, Japan (EN)

  • 9:00 - 15:40 (during winter)
Check-in Onsen Ryokan
Hot Spring (Onsen)
There are few hot springs that will give you more of a feeling of Japan than Kazen no Sho. Located next to the Tsugaru Traditional Craft Center, Kazen no Sho boasts subtle flower designs and tatami flooring (traditional Japanese flooring made from straw) throughout the entire facility – even in the lifts. Pick a kimono and relax in a traditional Japanese atmosphere.
Kazen no Sho (Ryokan)
64-2, Toyama, Fukuro, Kuroishi City, Aomori Prefecture, Japan (JP)
Day 2
Tsugaru Traditional Craft Centre
Tsugaru Lacquer
Tsugaru lacquerware making
Tsugaru Lacquer is a distinct form of lacquering originating in the Tsugaru region of Aomori. It’s made through a long, delicate process of layering lacquer before sanding it down to produce beautiful, intricate designs. Here you can experience making your own Tsugaru Lacquer chopsticks.
Tsugaru Traditional Craft Centre
65-1, Toyama, Fukuro, Kuroishi City, Aomori Prefecture, Japan
Iizuka Ryokan, Nuruyu-onsen
Therapeutic Bathing, Toji
Kuroishi’s Nuruyu hot spring area is commonly used for “toji” – hot spring therapy. A great place to experience this is Iizuka Ryokan. Iizuka Ryokan features an old-style design – inside and out – rarely seen in modern Japan and has been a popular destination for those seeking hot spring therapy for many years.
Iizuka Ryokan
60, Tsuruizumi, Nuruyu, Kuroishi City, Aomori Prefecture, Japan