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Northern Tohoku Road Trip

Northern Tohoku Road Trip4/51
Northern Tohoku Road Trip4 out of 5 based on 1 reviews
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Northern Tohoku Road Trip - Reviews

Northern Tohoku Road Trip - Reviews

Northern Tohoku Rocks!

POWDERHOUNDS
02/07/2020
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Level
    Expert
  • Rider Age
    51-70
  • Month Visited
    January
  • Admin Rating
    3

Northern Tohoku Rocks!

POWDERHOUNDS
02/07/2020
Out of all of the places we have road-tripped in Japan, Tohoku is our favourite (and we have done this area several times)!

The ski areas in Northern Tohoku aren't huge. Some are quite small however there are several that have good terrain and good pitch. There are a few more foreigners getting to these areas but when I say a few you might bump into 1 or 2 small groups every now and then.

It is a bit of a hike up to Northern Tohoku and this is probably why you don't find too many people travelling to these ski areas. Once there, the roads are mostly freeways and main roads, so getting around is pretty easy.

Accommodation options are fabulous, including cheap mom and pop run pensions, lodges, ryokans and business hotels. The value for money on accommodation here is generally exceptional.

There isn't a lot of nightlife (well almost none) at the ski areas however if you stay in Aomori or particularly Morioka, you will find a great choice of restaurants and some vibrant bars.