Rockwood Hotel & Spa

Aomori Spring Resort

Aomori Spring Reosrt (used to be called Naqua Shirakami) is located in Aomori backing onto Mt. Iwaki.
You can see views of Hokkaido, Japan Sea and the beautiful Tsugaru plain. The ski resort is facing North of Mt.Iwaki, which will helps bring great quality powder snow!

The hotel is located with ski in & ski out convenience.

It is a perfect family resort as well as a new powder destination.

  • Check in: 15:00 / checck out: 11:00

Private shower, basin & toilet
Gymnasium onsite
Licensed bar on premises
Scenic views
Ski and snowboard lessons
Western style rooms
Wifi available


Western room with en-suite from 10,410 yen per person per night including breakfast and dinner triple share

Single - 19,590 yen
Twin - 12,030 yen
Triple - 10,410 yen

Saturdays & Night before holidays
Single - 21,750 yen
Twin - 14,190 yen
Triple - 12,570 yen

Extra charges or discounts

Double room - 10,800 yen per room per night
March bookings 15 % discount off
Child (4-12) - 30 % discount off adult rate
Child (0-3) - free of charge if sharing bed with adult
Dinner upgrade to a course menu (French or Japanese) 2,160 yen per person per night

5 nights  weekday package - from 72,150 yen per person twin share including buffet breakfast, dinner & 4 day lift pass
7  nights package - from 104,500 yen per person twin share including buffet breakfast, dinner & 6 day lift pass




Mid Feb 2019
I organised a 7 day trip Australia to Aomori Springs though Japan Snow Accommodation.
This mountain is something very special and would be a great place to learn to ski or snowboard. The process with the company was really easy, efficient and great value with Hisae keeping us informed all the way and organising extras such as free airport transfers and other really nice things. Everything was included in the package like, lift tickets, meal package and transfers. The price for a week’s skiing was very good.
Even though Aomori is up the top of Honshu and a fair way from Tokyo it is easy to fly to via Tokyo or Seoul. We chose to go through Seoul and it was easier to get to than to the resorts in Hokkaido.
We have been skiing Japan for a few years now and I can say that Aomori Springs gets enormous amounts of snow. It snows a lot here even compared to Hokkaido. The sun came out only on our last day which is perfect for people who love to ski or snowboard. There are no lift ques and no waiting for anything. It is a beginners mountain with a real hardcore back country. It is ski in ski out of the hotel.
The Rockwood is very nice and the only close accommodation to the mountain which includes a buffet breakfast and dinner in their packages. The food was very good with a mixture of Japanese and western. The rooms are great with self-contained bathrooms and are a good size for Japanese hotels. Just note the WiFi is bit slow, maybe bring a Sim card and a hard drive  with movies as there is only 6 Japanese TV channels. But who comes to watch TV? The indoor/ outdoor onsen is great, especially if you like it hot. 
The staff at the hotel, like all Japanese, are very friendly and polite. We would definitely recommend Japan Snow Accommodation and Aomori Springs to people thinking of travelling to Japan. Thanks again Hisae.
Kind regards,
Scott Barber
JSA note: Guests flying with Korean Air receive free transfers to/from Aomori Spring Resort. Please check with us to confirm this benefit is still avilable before booking flights.



Late Jan 2019

We had an amazing time staying at Rookwood Hotel.

Our western rooms were very comfortable and the meals were amazing, with a wide variety of western and Asian food. Both breakfast and dinner were buffet style. The staff were very helpful and friendly. We utilised the shuttle service from Aomori station and again to Ajigasawa station at the end of our trip. 

Aomori Springs ski area had a great range of runs which would suit every level of skier. We were lucky enough to find fresh snow on a number of days during our stay. The ski in/ ski out location of the hotel was fantastic and we also utilised the ski waxing within the hotel which was very convenient.

Would highly recommend staying here and for those who love back country skiing there is also the opportunity to experience it also at Aomori Springs.


Sharon Rockwood



Late January 2019

We really enjoyed our time in Aomori Springs it was a 

Great place to start our Japanese adventure and ease in to skiing .
The Rockwood Hotel was very comfortable, it was great being ski in ski out, big tick there.
The locker system with combination locks another big tick easy to grab your gear 
and get out on the Mountain
 (especially with three people no keys so we could come and go as we pleased)
Food again very pleasing, plenty of choice.
Service and Onsen excellent
We would happily stay and ski there again. 
(so would our 26 year old daughter April she enjoyed as much as we did. 
April works for Thredbo Ski Resort)
Kind Regards Millicent (Kay), Robert and April




Late December 2018

We had a great time at Aomori Spring over Xmas 2018. Our 6th floor room was clean and well-maintained, the daily buffet breakfast and dinners offered plenty of variety, and the hotel staff couldn’t have been more helpful. Nice onsen (indoor and out), some fun Xmas antics with the locals and fresh tracks inbounds on a couple of days – great stuff! Unfortunately the Diamond double chair wasn’t open the entire time we were there - early season though so no big deal. 




Feb 2018

Well what a fantastic trip we had across the Tohoku region from Aomori into Iwate!
All 3 accommodations booked through Japan Snow Accommodations were superb and offered us different experiences.
Tohoku February 2018
We were a group of 4 travelling around the Tohoku region of Japan.
Hakkoda Resort Hotel – Excellent location, great skiing and snow but the ropeway can be wind affected, large relaxing onsen and the food spread each night was simply fantastic. What a unique place it is… and the staff couldn’t have been more helpful.
Aomori Springs Rockwood Hotel – What a beautiful setting and resort. Plenty of powder and skiing that could go into the night for an exceptional powder experience. The hotel was fantastic and was located right on the slopes with easy access and plenty of support amenities. An amazing inside and outside onsen could be enjoyed as the snow fell down around you. Stopping for a satisfying lunch at the ramen house was a highlight to look forward to each day. This place was a gem and worth the effort of getting too! The local Ajigasawa sake is pretty good as well. 
Geto Camp 88 – How good is this place?! Yes you are in a large dorm and sharing facilities but it is a fantastic experience where everyone is there with the same appreciative and respectful attitude. Being right on the slopes, plenty of snow, good food and after skiing all day you’re in bed early because your exhausted and feeling great after a couple of beers or sake… it is simply a delight to be able to enjoy such a place. The communal areas allow you to relax whilst the inside and outside onsen are a marvellous place to soak up. 
We did this mainly by train which, with a bit of preparation for options, was relatively easy to do and the Japanese people were very friendly, helpful  and respectful throughout our travels. Thanks for helping us organise this and we really appreciated the service you provided. Skiing Japan is an adventure to be savoured and a privilege to experience. We’ll be back to all 3 places and more for sure!

3 Aomori Spring looking down to Rockwood H


Mid Feb 2018
We had a nice room overlooking the ski slopes. There is an indoor and outdoor Onsen, also very nice. We enjoyed the ski in and out. The service is friendly and the selection of food was good.  We'll go there again.
Gerhild and Gerhard 




Mid January 2016

We had a great time, hotel was good, but one chair only opens weekends and another chair was closed due to lack of snow but opened on the 25th Jan. We are looking at next year so will get hold of you when we decide where we are going.

Thanks again.
Regards Scott


Mid January 2016

We loved Rockwood Hotel & Spa. The service was fantastic, and we really appreciated the transfers from the train station and to the airport. We loved the layout of the resort - it was quick and easy to get around and the views were spectacular. The accommodation was great as well as the food at the hotel and the daily onsen was absolutely necessary. We'll be back again and hope to explore even more of the mountain then (some areas were not opened up).



The hotel runs a free shuttle bus to & from Ajigasawa station.

They also run the scheduled return transfsers to & from the train station or the airport
for 3,000 yen per person (return).
  • Closest chairlift - Gondola or Family quad chirlft - 200 m
  • Closest rain station - Ajigasawa - 20 minutes
  • Aomori airport - 70 mins by car
  • Shin-Aomori station - 80 mins by car


Aomori Spring Resort is 921 metre high offering stunning views of the Tsugaru Plain and the Sea of Japan.

With world-class dry powder snow conditions, wide groomed trails which extend over 3.5km in length and drop 545 vertical metres, and a number of steep off-piste pitches, there is plenty of terrain to keep your whole family satisfied. After dark you can enjoy night skiing/riding under the moonlight on one of our floodlit trails.

For freestyle skiers and riders, facilities include an Olympic-sized 22 foot halfpipe, the largest in Japan, and a terrain park which is open both day and night. Backcountry skiers will fall in love with the almost endless supply of
pristine powder snow that Aomori has to offer. 

Best of all, you can enjoy all of this safe in the knowledge that excellent snow conditions are guaranteed throughout the length of the winter season.

Stay on the mountain at the Rockwood Hotel and Spa. Having undergone a partial renovation in 2015, guests can experience our renovated corner double rooms or enjoy our classic hospitality in our well-appointed classic
rooms. Those seeking the ultimate luxury can opt for our 1-bedroom suite, a 77 square meter room with its own private onsen and living room.

Facilities include ski-in, ski-out accommodation at the 188 room Rockwood Hotel & Spa, 1 x six-seater gondola, 2 x covered high-speed four-seater chairlifts, 2 x two-seater chairlifts, Ski and snowboard rental, Ski and snowboard lessons, Four on-mountain restaurants plus ski-in/ski-out bistro dining at the hotel, 22 foot Olympic halfpipe and terrain par, Kids’ tubing and snowmobiling fun park



Aomori Spring Resort is located in Aomori prefecter which is the north of the main island. It would take 3 hours and 20 minutes by Shinkansen (bullet train) from Tokyo to Shin-Aomori. Then we can arrange return transfers to & from the train stataion! If you are flying into Aomori Airport, it would take about 70 minutes by the resort shuttle which we can arrange.


Have you been to all the major powder destinations in Japan and looking for a new place? Then Aomori Spring Resort would be the one. This resort hasn't been discovered yet and still kept secret. You will enjoy the light fluffy powder snow and no lift queues are guaranteed!

The hotel is convenienctly located ski in ski out. The main gondola to take you to the top of the resort  is only a minute away from the hotel. The indoor & outdoor Onsen will sooth your body after a long day skiing/snowboarding.

How much will it cost?

Option 1 - 7 nights package -  from 111,600 yen per person for twin share

  • Full Buffet breakfast
  • Full Buffet dinner
  • 6 day lift pass
  • 7 nights accommodation at Rockwood Hotel & Spa

Option 2 - 5 nights weekday package - from 77,200 yen per person for twin shar

  • Full Buffet breakfast 
  • Full Buffet dinner
  • 4 day lift pass
  • 5 nights accommodation at Rockwood Hotel & Spa

Option 3 - Customize your package

  • choose your lengh of stay
  • choose your number of guests
  • choose your accommodation
  • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with more information & we will advise of the total package price





Book Now !