Aomori Spring Resort (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
Western room with en-suite from 18,000 yen per person per night for triple share including breakfast, dinner and a complimentary lift pass
Extra charges or discounts
Stay 7 pay 5
Stay 10 pay 7
10% off on food and beverage if you stay 3 or more nights
Rockwood Hotel & Spa guest reviews
15th february 2023
In mid-February we enjoyed a week skiing at this resort located in the North of Honshu.
The Rockwood Hotel is the only hotel at this resort, it is conveniently ski-in ski-out with personal lockers to store skis/equipment; and the staff are excellent. The hotel is very comfortable with nice rooms and lovely onsens, including outside ones overlooking the snow. We were well catered for with breakfast and dinner included. On the mountain there is a ramen house which is a must for lunch. This resort is a popular destination for senior Japanese skiers and some school groups. The closest town is about 40 minutes travel so there is limited local night life; but this was not an issue for us as we were there to ski!
During our visit the snow conditions were excellent with lots of fresh snow almost every day and very few people out on the slopes, absolutely no lift queues. This was our second stay at this resort and we would return again, probably 4 to 5 days is enough time to enjoy all the skiing available.
Hisae from JSA did an excellent job organising the accommodation and transfers to the resort, along with advising us on any travel questions while in Japan. We have asked her for help booking our Japanese ski trips for many years and she has always done a brilliant job.
14th February 2023
We enjoyed Aomori Springs Rockwood again the resort and Hotel again very comfortable enjoyed skiing there as much as last time
The food was very pared back from last time but still good (I guess COVID has affected Japan much the same as Australia in that everyone has to tighten there purse strings so they can stay in business)
We will be looking at staying again next year so again let us know when the deals are out
Thank you again
looking forward to hearing from you later in the year
Kind regards Kay ,Robert, April and Tim
1st February 2023
We booked a 7 night package at Rockwood Hotel & Spa in Aomori.
Firstly, it absolutely dumped snow for the 7 nights were were there and we had the best snow of our lives.
We caught the shinkansen to Aomori and the local trains to Ajigasawa and then a taxi to Rockwood. But, on the way home we just caught a taxi direct to Aomori Station, which was much easier and worth the extra cost. JSA booked the taxi for us and our driver was waiting for us at the train sation. Some other people didnt have a taxi booked and were stuck at the train station, so I reccomend booking the taxi. The hotel booked our return taxi.
The hotel itself is very spacious and has a clean minimilistic Japanese design. Everywhere you go you seem to have an amazing view of the mountains. I felt it had a younger more casual atmosphere. This is the home mountain of Olympic half pipe gold medalist Ayumu Hirano and there is a massive half pipe & big snow park. The Japanese junior snowboarding team were staying at the hotel & training while we were there and they were going pretty big in the half pipe.
Facilities wise there there is an amazing outdoor onsen, pool table and table tennis table, but to be honest all we did was snowboard, eat and sleep.
The room itself was a standard size with 2 single beds and a couple of chairs by the window to enjoy the amazing view. But, it had the same clean design as the rest of the hotel. No complaints.
We had the buffet breakfast and dinner included in our package. Compared with Appi & Shizukuishi Rockwood had the best buffet. They even had sushi. The design of the restaurant was also very stylish and comfortable.
As for the mountain there there seemed to be a lack of steep runs. A lot of core snowboarders and skiers hiking off piste with guides. So. if you are an advanced level this would be what you come for. Not sure on the resort policy on this. But, if you are an intermediate or beginner I think this would be a great resort as there are so many runs to suit you.
Another thing I noticed was a lot of Americans in big groups. I think they were on guided tours and generally going off piste.
The hotel staff are very relaxed and friendly, but they didn't speak a lot of English.
Aomori was great and I definately go back.
29th January 2023
29th January 2023
The best hotel out of 4 we stayed in over 3 weeks in Japan. True ski in ski out. Great meals and the best bedroom. All rooms have a great view.
28th January 2023
15th January 2023
The skiing was great this year and Aomori was real treat, especially for skining and tree runs, will definitely go there again. The hotel was great, but this might change next year as it will be part of the Epic Pass.
10th January 2023
Rockwood Hotel & Spa lived up to its great name! Our group thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this peaceful and relaxing hotel. All the staff went above and beyond in helping us with any of our questions or travel needs. The resort itself is very neat and tidy with rooms that have fantastic views. The food was outstanding and always very tasty, with a good variety of western dishes and traditional Japanese options. Would highly recommend this resort for anyone looking for a quiet relaxing stay.
A shout out to our back country guide Kenji! You can book Kenji through Rookwood hotel. He is a fantastic guide who has years of knowledge of the mountain and rescue experience. We had an exceptional time with Kenji and can not recommend him enough.
Thank you Kenji and the Rockwood Hotel staff 😁
10th January 2023
10th January 2023
Mid Feb 2019
I organised a 7 day trip Australia to Aomori Springs though Japan Snow Accommodation.
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.
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.
Late January 2019
We really enjoyed our time in Aomori Springs it was a
Late December 2018
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.
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
7 NIGHTS PACKAGE FROM 89,000 YEN PER PERSON TWIN SHARE
6 day lift pass
7 nights accommodation at Rockwood Hotel & Spa
Long stay bonus included
FREE 2 days breakfast, lift pass & accommodation
10 NIGHTS PACKAGE FROM 118,500 YEN PER PERSON TWIN SHARE
9 day lift pass
10 nights accommodation at Rockwood Hotel & Spa
Super long stay bonus included
FREE 3 days breakfast, lift pass & accommodation
From December 16th 2023 to March 31st 2024
Early Bird bonus included
15% discount off accommodation package
Early Bird Booking Deadline
June 30th 2023
10 % off on Food and beverages if you stay 3 or more nights
Request a quote for these packages or your own custom package.
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.