- Shizukuishi Ginga Ropeway
It's stargazing time!♪ The only ropeway star-gazing tour in Northern Tohoku.
Bask in the stars scattered across the night sky, as stargazing guides tell us all about them. A sky full of stars at night makes for a spectacular view-- a breathtaking scenery never seen before from the height of 730m, where the light pollution from the city will not reach.
- Gaze at the Galactic Railroad across the Sky
Look up at the starry skies as you lounge on a ski slope! Let’s countdown together! 3, 2, 1!
"Shirakaba Lodge" is located on the slopes of a ski resort and is accessible by minibus. A large sign with "Shirakaba Lodge" on it will welcome you as you arrive. Let's stretch, relax, and lay down. As soon as the sky turns dark, a sea of stars will unfold in the night sky before your very eyes. We also have warm drinks to add to your relaxation.
- 100-year old cedar forest tour via tractor train
Experience the charm of Koiwai Farm in your way!
Go around a private forest area on a hand-crafted car pulled by a tractor. This tour is recommended for those who want to experience nature without walking long distances.
- Bus Tour Around Iwate Koiwai Farm
Ride a chartered bus around a private manufacturing area and around historical structures considered as cultural treasures.
For over 120 years, Koiwai Farm has had a history of "creating a green environment, from dairy farms to forests". The new barns and milking facilities, facilities that are considered integral to the recycling business by generate electric power from waste and compost, and exclusive dairy products are considered cultural assets. It is a bus tour that will show you "the true form of Koiwai Farm". Koiwai Farm has been elected by the local committee of ICOMOS to be among the "20th World Heritage Top 20".
- KKoiwai Winter Illumination ~The Night of The Galaxy Farm and the Competition of Stars and Lights~
Witness Tohoku’s biggest show of 1.3 million lights and stars. Watch Koiwai farm’s transformation into a galaxy farm during winter.
Koiwai Farm is located at the bottom of Mt. Iwate. The lights show is held annually beginning on November 18. It is Tohoku's largest lights show, covering the area in beautiful lights. You can grab some food or go shopping since shops and restaurants are open for this special occasion. In addition, fireworks will be prepared every Saturday. Enjoy the illumination competition and the sky full of stars and fireworks.
- Take a relaxing early-morning walk in the forest of Appi Heights (2017)
Bask in the early morning atmosphere in a Beech forest.
The Beech trees express many different emotions with their fresh new foliage, early summer foliage, or autumn foliage. Take a walk as you enjoy the plants, wild birds, and more in this forest that change with each season. Bask in negative ions and refresh both your mind and body.
- ~Let's enjoy nature~ Mountain Bike Half-Day Tour!
Mountain bikes are highly versatile and specialize in a wide range of terrain, including forests, mountainous areas, ramps, and the like.
How about dashing through and between a grove with an MTB to get that [I want to run through a nature trail to feel the nature!!!] checked? Through this trail, you can truly enjoy nature as you pass through the forests. Within the forests, you pass through hills and valleys, feel the wind, and truly bask in mother nature. You can also enjoy the speed and difficulty of riding mountain bikes. Enjoy the mountain bike! We will provide full assistance for guests of all ages.
- Experience nature in Hachimantai! ~Kayak Half-Day Tour~
A kayak is a closed-deck canoe, where one sits with legs facing in front and paddles with a double blade paddle.
Spend a wonderful time at the cobalt blue Lake Takizawa, Japan's deepest lake. The surface of the lake water reflecting the blue skies will make you feel like you are floating. Why don't you grab this chance to try out this paddle sport, enjoy nature, and spend a wonderful time with your friends and family? This is a good experience, even for beginners! You will get to learn the basic paddling techniques!
- Ninja Experience Program
A ninja-themed activity inside Shizukuishi snowland at the space adjacent to the hotel.
This is a Ninja athletics activity, where one could conquer the snowy mountain, walk like a ninja, and other ninja activities--both children and adults. A ninja patrol goes around the ski slope during Saturdays and holidays, and participants can take pictures with our staff who are dressed up like ninja. Post the picture on Facebook, show it to a ski center staff, and get a special gift, limited to the first 20 guests!
- Enjoy walking around Koiwai Farm nature
A tour anyone can freely take part of. The Koiwai forest has now become a rare environment with a naturally occurring variety. Seeing the fields being covered by various flora and fauna in each season will surely leave an impression.