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HAKKODA MOUNTAIN (AOMORI)
HAKKODA has the most exciting and dynamic powder mountain scene in Japan! Every night, HAKKODA Mountains are covered with fresh champagne powder snow. Japanese monster tree makes mysterious snow scene. Once you go up the top of the mountain, you can see not only the coastline which is the northern tip of Japan's mainland but also HOKKAIDO in your sight. Spring time, around the end of February to the end of April, HAKKODA region provides the most exciting and wide mountain ski touring season. Nobody doubts that this is the best nature mountain skiing in Japan. HAKKODA is the best powder place in Japan and also can enjoy breathtaking view, silence, hospitality and Japanese local culture. HAKKODA MOUNTAIN is positioned as main destination for powder skiing programmed by Fellow Ski.
|Upper snow depths||440cm|
|Lifts and Cable cars||5|
Hakkoda has 5 courses gathered together intermediate skiers and snowboarders. The Forest Course and Direct Course are the most popular, with ungroomed runs that stay true to the natural form of the mountain - only the trees have been cleared from the course. These 2 courses are signposted with guide signs, poles, and tape, and ski patrols regularly tour the area. However, it’s always the best to prepare and be as cautious as you would on a backcountry ski routes. Whether it's the Forest Course or Direct Course, you'll have an unforgettable adventure gliding through the Snow Monsters and the white tunnel of snow-covered trees.
Back Country in HakkodaLong distance of Off piste and back country Fellow ski takes you variety of long distance off piste route and car pick up services
Snow monsters! The tree with appearance is called Maries' fir, unique made by frozen stiff. In winter, wind blows supercooled cloud and fog against the trees, and an uneven granular coating of opaque ice. This is called rime. This rime completely coats the trees, and creates a jagged surface on the windward side. On the other hands, the moisture first solidifies and create a smooth surface when the rime blow from leeward sides.
Aomori has rich food resources, variety of fresh vegetable, fruits and seafood that all produced locally. Apples grown in Aomori are known as the best product in Japan and tuna is also recognized widely.
This onsen is a mountainous hot spring with more than three centuries of history in Hakkoda. Be sure to hit the famous ‘thousand person bath (HIBA SENNIN BURO);. received the name from its great size. It is accessible Just 5 minutes from hotel by car. During cold winter days, the bath area fills with white steam, creating the nostalgic feel of an old hot spring. It is normally mixed bathing, but there is specific time of the day for female bathers only.
Hot Spring Water Composition / Acidic sulfate spring
Hot Spring Benefits / Rheumatoid, nerve pain, intestinal diseases, female-specific disorders, constipation, asthma
Hakkoda Hotel (Standard Hotel)
Located north of Towada-Hachimantai National Park, this hotel is beautifully crafted and features one of the nation’s largest Western-style wooden buildings. Enjoy cuisine featuring locally-grown Aomori ingredients and seasonal changes in the surrounding scenery.
Hotel Jogakura (Deluxe Hotel)
Located at the foot of Mount Hakkoda, Hotel Jogakura provides mountain resort accommodation boasting natural hot spring baths, saunas and gorgeous Japanese meals. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the property, and ski equipment rentals can be arranged.