Mori-no-Akari Activity Programs

    Enjoy the finest powder snow of Mt. Hakkoda!


    Winter 2016-17 Edition




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  • Winter Activities

    Here are activities we offer during the cold season, and if you're interested in an activity that is not on the list, feel free to inquire!

    Skiing / Snowboarding

    Discover the finest powder snow and snow monsters!

    Variety of skiing / snowboarding activities are available at Mt. Hakkoda, which boasts great powder snow with long ski runs. Backcountry / sidecountry skiing are also available, and we at Mori-No-Akari are happy to take you to, and guide Mt. Hakkoda. You can enjoy famous ice-covered trees, known as Snow Monsters as well!

    Snow Trekking

    Exploring the white woods

    Make your way through deep snow and bask in the mysterious winter quietness. A tour guide will make sure that you your destination safely.


    When manpower alone isn't enough

    Our snowmobiling activity, which is conducted under our guides' supervision, will show you something you have never seen—a new perspective and experience of snow mountains.

  • Winter Tours

    Join our winter tours to enjoy Hakkoda's winter blessings to the full! Our expert guides will show you the best of what the region has to offer, at the same time ensuring your safety.

    Snow Trekking and Snowmobiling!

    Snow trekking the mountains covered with a deep layer of snow wearing snowshoes is a popular activity. If you are in a mood for a ride in the deep snow, take a tour with our Snow tractor or snowmobile. Enjoy the winter with our special winter course!

    • Open from January 9th to February 21nd.
    • Time: 10:00~ 12:30
    • Location: Mori No Akari (Kuroishi Itadome)
    • Price: 9000 yen / person (tax is included in the price)

    *Please make a reservation with a group larger than 2 people.
    *The participating people should be at least 18 years old and in good health.
    *Snowmobile riding is a tandem ride and your guide will drive it.
    *Snow tubing will be conducted depending on the weather conditions.
    * Injury insurance is included in the price.
    *One can change the course of snow trekking only.


    Snow Trekking and Snow BBQ!

    Enjoy a BBQ in the snow after the first half of the winter.
    Let’s go snow trekking and have a BBQ in the middle of nature and enjoy the early spring.

    • Open from February 20rd to March 21nd, 2016
    • Time: 10:00 ~ 14:00
    • Location: Mori No Akari (Kuroishi Itadome)
    • Price: 12000 yen / person ( tax is included in the price)

    * Please make a reservation with a group larger than 2 people.
    * The participating people should be at least 18 years old and in good health.
    * We also provide drinks with an additional cost.
    * Snow tubing will be conducted depending on the weather conditions.
    * Injury insurance is included in the price.

  • Winter Tour Info

    Every participant will get... 

    1) a free CD with all the photos taken by the tour guide on that day!

     (Please refrain from bringing your own camera for safety reasons)


    2) free natural hot spring!

    What to bring with you

    ski wear (jacket and trousers)

    boots or winter shoes



    bath tool

    backpack, etc.
    ※ you can rent snowshoes free of charge

    <Rental information>
    ski wear (jacket and trousers) : 1,300 yen
    Gloves: 300 yen
    * Ask for a rental ski wear when you sign-up


    Please make sure to apply your registration by phone up to 5 days prior to your arrival. The guides will accept the registration according to the snow condition and the guide reservation status. These outdoor tours are made for you to enjoy nature but we might cancel or change the course in case of bad weather.

  • Meet Our Guides

    Our expert guides will show you the best of the region!

    Keiko Yonesaka

    Certified Mountain Guide of Japan Mountain Guides Association

    With her long experience as a mountain guide, our full-time staff Keiko conducts a variety of mountain tours throughout the year. She hosts a regular trekking program at a local TV station, also organizing photo exhibition and cooking classes.

    Takuya Fukushi

    Owner of Mori-no-Akari

    Takuya is the owner of Mori-no-Akari, along with many other facilities around the region. He is also a canyoning guide and an experienced skier who is very knowledgeable about Mt. Hakkoda in winter. Both in summer and winter, he will be there to guide you to the course that suites you the best.

  • Summer Activities

    Although famous for skiing, Tsugaru / Hakkoda area is no less attractive in summer! Get active and check out the exciting things you can do with Mori-No-Akari.

    Shower Trekking

    Enjoy splendid view along the gauge's river

    Trekking along the rivers and falls will let you experience the beauty of Tsugaru in summer!

    Canyon Tubing

    unique experience to feel the river

    Enjoy floating downstream the gorge in the tube. You can enjoy the calm waters on the beginner’s course or the thrills of the rushing currents on the intermediate course.


    Discover the charm of Tsugaru / Hakkoda mountains in summer

    Our guides can take you to variety of courses in Tsugary / Hakkoda mountains, showing you majestic natural landscapes.

  • Booking / Inquiry

    For booking and inquiry, please send us a message via the form below!

  • All the activities and tours introduced on this page is presented by Mori-no-Akari. With perfect location and comforting hot spring facility, it will be your ideal base to enjoy those activities.


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