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Day 4-6 Aomori - Lake Towada

August 4th – 6th. Aomori to Lake Towada. 119km

The ride down from our camp spot in the Hakkoda mountains was an easy 30km downhill. Halfway down we stopped at a museum and cemetery for a Japanese Army expedition that was caught in a blizzard in those mountains in 1902. 429 more words

Cycle Touring

Days 1-3 Iwamizawa - Hakkoda

August 1st-3rd. Iwazmizawa to Hakkoda. 168km

Wow, what a way to start a bicycle tour. We’ve really been spoilt by the people, places and weather on these first couple of days on the road. 1,309 more words

Cycle Touring


The weekend before last, Aomori AJET organised a cabin party at Hakkoda, a ski resort in the centre of the prefecture. There were about five cabins, with up to nine people staying in each one.   452 more words

JET Programme

View from the Top (Of Aomori High School)

Aomori might lack a lot of things, but if there’s one thing of which I’ve never experienced a shortage, it’s good views. Whoever built Aomori High School gets a gold star from me, because all of the standard classrooms’ windows face the mountains. 116 more words

Life In Japan

The Snow Corridor: Round 2

After last year’s awesome adventure to the snow corridor, I was really excited to go again this year. This year, the snow walls reached 8.1 meters high! 1,121 more words


Hiking - Mt Hakkoda

Something I’ve discovered I love is hiking in Japan! I’ve always been into fitness, and I love the outdoors and nature, so it only makes sense to put two and two together! 280 more words


Hakkoda Garage event pics

A few more pictures from the Hakkoda Garage event over the weekend.  Although the weather was a little wet and rainy, it was still a fantastic event and I was really pleased with the number of people who showed up to watch the live performances and stick around to see Car Danchi on the screen.  62 more words