Hakkoda isn’t just about fresh powder. Located on the northern tip of the main island of Japan, Hakkoda offers accommodation and unique dining experiences that can’t be missed. Browse the options below to find what suits you.
Hakkoda offers a great selection of places to stay. With easy access from the slopes, Japan’s famous hospitality (called omotenashi) and unique local flavours, your snow adventure will have a solid home base.
Whether you’re after a traditional Japanese experience or western style accommodation, Hakkoda’s got you covered! If you’re up for venturing into the local culture a bit more, there are a few local onsen you can soak in, inbetween your runs, finishing up with a chilled Aomori sake (or a chilled bin of milk) to top it all off. Among the selection of choices, Sukayu Onsen (which also has accommodation available), is one of a kind. With over 300 years of history and the famous sen-nin buro (thousand person bath), this spot is truly a hidden gem! Contact the accommodation options below to find out details.
*Please make sure to book in advance if you’re planning to stay during the peak ski season.
This onsen with more than three centuries of history is a must while in Hakkoda. Be sure to hit the famous ‘thousand person bath’. Stay overnight and you’ll experience a full course Japanese style dinner made with local ingredients. Just 5 minutes from the ski / snowboard area with direct transportation also available.
Address: 50 Sukayusawa Arakawayama, Kokuyurin Arakawa-minami, Aomori-city 030-0111
Tel: +81(0) 17-738-6400
A western style lodge (Japanese style rooms also available) located on the northern side of Towada Hachimantai National Park. Guests who appreciate food as much as powder can look forward to choosing between a Japanese or French inspired dinner! Complete your day in the sauna and a dip in the onsen with a stunning view. Just 5 minutes from the Hakkoda ski / snowboard area, with direct transportation also available.
Address: 1-1 Minami Arakawayama, Arakawa Aomori-city 030-0111
Located right in the middle of Mt. Hakkoda, this European style hotel gives a warm and welcoming feel from the moment you set foot. The outdoor onsen among the falling snow is a must. Start your day with the all-you-can-eat buffet breakfast with fresh Aomori ingredients! Just 5 minutes from the Hakkoda ski / snowboard area, with direct transportation also available.
Address: Hakkoda sanchu Arakawa, Aomori-city 030-0111
Located at the foot of the Hakkoda Ropeway (Gondola), the Hakkoda Resort Hotel is your gateway to Hakkoda’s powder adventure. With its undeniable local vibe, this hotel won’t disappoint with its location, local hospitality and eclectic dinner offered.
Address: 1-58 Kansuizawa Arakawa, Aomori-city 030-0111
Find out about more places to stay on your powder adventure in Hakkoda here.
No trip to Hakkoda is complete without a taste of the local flavours. Hakkoda and its surrounding area have a range of specialty food and drink that put a flavourful twist on your experience before, during and after your challenge on the mountain.
Chow down on fresh local seafood including Aomori’s super sweet scallops (famous in Japan) and local mountain harvest, prepared according to regional recipes. If the onsen haven’t loosened your limbs after a day on the mountain, try Aomori’s very own sake (rice wine) to loosen up with dinner! Check with your accommodation about meal options and the menu of the day.
For a light meal between your runs, here are some choices to fill up and re-energise to keep you going through the day.
Hours: 8:30 - 15:00
Refuel on the famous Hakkoda-soba noodles and fresh scallop rice bowl. If those aren’t your fancy, you can choose from a bunch of other rice and ramen noodle dishes.
Hours: 10:30 - 15:30
Stop by for the mutton barbecue combo meal or Japanese-style curry rice with fresh local scallops.
In addition, you can also catch a light meal at Hakkoda Sansou (adjacent to the chairlift base) & the Hakkoda Resort Hotel.