Things to do in Hirosaki/Kuroishi/Shirakami Mountains
- Age 0～Age 80
We will teach you the route that can efficiently go around Hirosaki tourist spots recommended by locals! Please enjoy it. Introducing a wide range of photo spots that are sure to be Instagram-friendly and spots where you can feel the history. Introducing recommended cafes that make you feel like an old noble after walking a lot. It is famous for its rich and delicious apple pie.
- Age 6～
Experience the culture of Tsugaru through the production experience of “Tsugaru Nuri”, a traditional craft that represents Aomori Prefecture, which has a history of about 300 Year, and the traditional industry “Tsugaru Kokeshi”, a representative of our town Kuroishi. We welcome a wide range of friends, couples, school events and parent / child lecturing. The Tsugaru Kokeshi Workers Association is a lecturer! It is a popular production experience where you can paint on the traditional industry “Tsugaru Kokeshi” that represents our town Kuroishi. Let's make your own original kokeshi ♪ Foreign languages will be handled by a translator.
- Age 6～
Experience the culture of Tsugaru through the production experience of “Tsugaru Nuri”, a traditional craft that represents Aomori Prefecture, which has a history of about 300 Year, and the traditional industry “Tsugaru Kokeshi”, which represents our town Kuroishi. We welcome a wide range of friends, couples, school events and parent / child lecturing. Speaking of Tsugaru, after all Tsugaru coating. A craftsman from the Tsugaru Traditional Crafts Center's workshop “Tsugaru Nuri” is a lecturer! It is a popular production experience where you can enjoy the craftsmanship. ・ Sharpening “Hashi” (red or black) * Please specify the desired color when applying. Foreign languages will be handled by a translator
- Age 20～
Eat & drink like a local down the alleyways of Hachinohe Tour Highlights： ✔ Find eight atmospheric alleyways (called 'Yokocho') ✔ Be taken to a local favourite cocktail bar called 'Prince' ✔ Taste unique drink mixed by the famous cocktail master ✔ Enjoy a local meal at a popular 'izakaya' style restaurant The real city of Hachinohe can be found down its back-street alleyways! In the centre of town you’ll find eight atmospheric alleyways (called ‘Yokocho’), each lined with tiny restaurants and bars. Your guide will help you navigate the maze! After taking a memorable photo or two, you’ll first be taken to a local favourite cocktail bar called ‘Prince’ for a unique drink mixed by the famous cocktail master! Next you’ll enjoy a local meal at a popular ‘izakaya’ style restaurant (like a Japanese style pub or tapas bar). 18:00 Meet at Hachinohe Portal Museum ‘Hachi’（Pick-up from hotel also possible from central Hachinohe） 18:15 Guided tour of alleyway area 18:40 ’Kampai!’ (Cheers!) at ‘Prince’ cocktail bar 19:00 Local dinner (1 drink included) at ‘izakaya’ restaurant ‘Akira’ == 9,500 JPY per pax **Tour is available between Jan.10～Dec.20
- Age 6～
60 minutes from Hirosaki city to World Natural Heritage Shirakami Sanchi. You can trek the mysterious forest where unspoiled nature still remains and enjoy the charm of the great nature where natural monuments also inhabit. Gently wrap the natural green curtains and moisturize your throat with delicious underflowing water. It is a course where you can fully enjoy the beech forest of mysterious forest.
- Age 18～Age 70
Aomori Prefecture's highest peak "Iwaki". Has been called the Tsugaru Fuji independent Peak at an altitude of 1625m, it is a mountain that has been loved by many people, including the Tsugaru one yen. There is no possible to see him only spring ski season of people between short peripheral GW is if also Iwaki also the snow season crowded with a lot of climbers and tourists in the no-snow season. Immediately in the side Hakkoda even in midwinter without cut hit the skier border, the convenience to be able to access up to a stretch 1300m there is a very attractive and popular.
- Age 5～
Retro shopping street walking tour & dinner at 100-year-old restaurant Tour Highlights： ✔ Explore sake breweries, traditional storehouses and scenic streets ✔ Enjoy a delicious meal of Japanese cuisine ✔ Visit traditional fine-dining restaurant with over 100 years of history Kuroshi City is the heart of old Tsugaru! Your guide will take you on a trip through time as you explore sake breweries, traditional storehouses and scenic streets retaining the nostalgic atmoshere of a time gone by. For dinner, enjoy a delicious meal of Japanese cuisine as you look out over an illuminated Japanese garden at ‘Fujimikan’, a traditional fine-dining restaurant with over 100 years of history. 15：00 Pick-up from hotel (in central Aomori City) by private taxi（around 60 mins） 16：00 Walking tour of ‘Komise’ street in Kuroishi（Explore sake brewery, storehouses etc. with your guide)（60 mins） 17：00 Dinner at ‘Fujimikan’ 18：30 Depart Fujimikan by private taxi 19：30 Arrive back at Aomori hotel（60 mins） == Fee per person (including taxi) by number of guests: 2 pax: 34,000JPY 3-4 pax: 25,000JPY 5-8 pax: 20,000JPY
- Age 5～
Level-up your shrine game with a blessing and etiquette lesson at local shrine with 'Nebuta' lanterns Tour Highlights： ✔ Learn the proper etiquette to make a prayer ✔ Occasion to see the light of paper lanterns designed by 'Nebuta' creators ✔ Receiving a cup of 'omiki' (ceremonial sake) ✔ Receive an original wooden amulet At Hirota Shrine in Nagashima, Aomori City, learn the proper etiquette to make a prayer before receiving a blessing from the chief priest under the light of paper lanterns designed by ‘Nebuta’ creators. Finish by receiving a cup of ‘omiki’ (ceremonial sake). As a momento of your spiritual experience, you will also receive an original wooden amulet from Hirota Shrine, as well as a book for collecting ‘Goshuin’ (temple stamps). 17：00 Meet at Hirota Shrine 17：30 Practice etiquette of visiting a shrine （15 mins） 17：50 Prayer and blessing experience （40 mins） 18：40 Receive ‘Omiki’ (ceremonial sake) （20 mins） 19：00 Program ends at Hirota Shrine == ★ 28,000 JPY per pax (minimum 2 persons) **Tour is available between Jan.10～Dec.20, except Wednesdays
- Age 5～
Dress as a priest or 'Miko' (maiden) and experience the routine of a Shinto Shrine Tour Highlights： ✔ Change into traditional clothing ✔ Practice etiquette of visiting a shrine ✔ Join the Shinto morning cleaning activities Experience dressing as a Shinto Priest or 'Miko' (Shrine Maiden) at Hirota Shrine in Aomori City. After paying a visit to the shrine, join the Shinto morning cleaning activities that take place at shrines everyday! Capture the experience by taking some photos at the shrine before changing back into your clothes. 8:30 Meet at Hirota Shrine 8:40 Change into traditional clothing (Shinto Priest or Shrine Mainden) (30 mins) 9:10 Practice etiquette of visiting a shrine (explanation from priest) （15 mins） 9:30 Cleaning of shrine grounds （30 mins） 10:00 Take pictures and change. End of program. == ★ 9,000 JPY per pax (minimum 2 persons) **Tour is available between Jan.10～Dec.20, except Wednesdays
- Age 5～
Experience the music and dance of Aomori's largest festival at a local restaurant! Tour Highlights： ✔ Enjoy entertainment includes Aomori folksong, Shamisen and 'Haneto' dance ✔ Experience Nebuta festival ✔ Taste a meal of local cuisine and drinks! ✔ This is a convenient taxi plan 18:30 Your guide will meet you at your hotel. （Move to restaurant by taxi/walk） 18:45 Arrive at restaurant. Enjoy a meal of local cuisine and drinks! 19:00 Special entertainment begins!! Join in the fun! Entertainment includes Aomori folksong, Shamisen and ‘Haneto’ dance from the Nebuta festival. 20:00 Return to hotel by taxi / walk. End of program. == 16,000 JPY per pax (min. 2 persons)
- Age 20～
Choose your favorite sake from specialty store and go drinking with the owner! Tour Highlights： ✔ Enjoy a tasting session of local sake ✔ Walk to a local yakitori place with Mr. Garman, store owner as your guide ✔ Enjoy some delicious yakitori with your chosen sake 16：00 Enjoy a tasting session of local sake at a sake specialty store. Store owner, Mr. Garman, will give you some tips and advice about which varieties pair well with 'yakitori' (grilled skewers). Choose a bottle of your favouirite to take with you to dinner! Walk to a local yakitori place with Mr. Garman as your guide. 17：00 'Kampai!' (Cheers!) Enjoy some delicious yakitori with your chosen sake - how do they pair? Learn more about sake and Aomori from fun conversation with Mr. Garman! 18：00 Program ends at yakitori restaurant (don't drink too much!!) == 7,000 JPY per pax (min. 2 persons) **Tour is available between Jan.10～Dec.25.