Pamphlet of the Hotel
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S TA N DA R D
H A L FP I P E
WHITE SE A SON
Located on the northern aspect of Mount Iwaki, Aomori Spring Ski Resort
has 14 slopes of top quality snow to cater to all levels of skiing.
R O C K WO O D
S N OW L A N D
The main gondola takes you up to a height of 921 meters and provides
access to over 19km of slopes, with the longest trail running a total of
3.4km ensuring that there are enough trails to satisfy all skiers, from
fanatics to families with children. Night skiing under the moonlight on
floodlit trails is an experience not to be missed.The resort also boasts a
6.8 meter high Olympic standard halfpipe, which is the largest in Japan.
S N OW H I K I N G
An abundance of pristine powder snow is available throughout the length
of the winter season, which takes place from December to April.
Mt. Iwaki 1,625m
The lifts on the map are colour-coded for beginner
and intermediate levels.
Please consider the connecting lines and courses.
Snow Activity Field
Quad 1 (night lift)
Convenience store Changing Room
HOTEL & SPA
Rockwood Hall & Rockwood Bistro
Aomori Spring Mountain Cafe
* Opening and closing hours are subject to change
due to weather conditions, special days and other
various reasons. Please check in advance.
GREEN SE A SON
Designed by one of the most famous names in the game, Arnold
Palmer, Aomori Spring Golf Club’s 18-hole golf course provides a
challenge to golfers of all abilities. Nestled amongst lush forests
on the lower slopes of Mount Iwaki, this scenic course offers
unparalled views of both the mountain and the Sea of Japan. The
naturally undulating course pits players against a range of hazards,
including narrow tree-lined fairways, lakes, and deep bunkers.
The course is completed with a spacious clubhouse featuring
changing rooms, a pro shop, and a restaurant. The entire course
is accessible by golf carts, so that you can focus on your game.
ROCKWOOD HOTEL & SPA
A JIGASAWA-KOGEN, A JIGASAWA-MACHI,
NISHITSUGARU-GUN, AOMORI 038-2793, JAPAN
TEL: 0173-72-1011 FAX: 0173-72-1311
EMAIL: [email protected]
Rockwood Hotel & Spa is located in Aomori, Japan. An hour by plane from Tokyo or
three hours by bullet train followed by a scenic drive through the Aomori countryside,
the 188-room onsen hotel is situated amongst 400 hectares of stunning national park.
During the winter, Mount Iwaki is the setting for the 13 ski slopes and 5 chairlifts that are
on the property along with a 6.8 meter high Olympic standard halfpipe. The 18-hole Arnold
Palmer designed golf course sits at the base of the mountain and offers vistas of the Sea of
Japan and Mount Iwaki along with 7,100 yards of fairways and greens during the summer.
A stunning array of seafood and other produce from the region is offered throughout the
different seasons, with the chef selecting only the freshest ingredients for guests.
Recharge and relax after a day of skiing on the mountain
or after a round of golf amidst spectacular scenery.
Our hot springs overlook the bay surrounding the Sea of Japan and
command stunning views no matter what season you are in. This is
complemented by the diverse mineral composition of the natural
thermal spring water that comes from underneath Mount Iwaki.
During the day, fine weather allows you to see as far as Hokkaido,
while in the evening, be mesmerised by the isaribi on the Sea of
Japan, lights used by Japanese fishermen to attract fish at night.
Properties: sodium hydrogen
carbonate and calcium
chloride (hypotonic, weak
alkaline hot spring)
Healing properties: alleviates neuralgia, muscle pain, joint pain,
workout injuries and chronic digestive diseases
Rockwood Hotel & Spa has 188 rooms amongst
400 hectares of stunning national park.
Regardless of which room you are in, you will find
breathtaking views of the Sea of Japan or the
magnificent view towards Mount Iwaki.
A rich array of fresh produce from the
Aomori region is offered throughout the
different seasons, with the chef selecting
only the freshest ingredients for all dishes.
Rockwood Bistro offers a selection of delectable Japanese and
French dishes to cater to every palate, from the luxurious chef ’s course to the
a la carte menu. Highlights include the sashimi platter, which showcases fresh local
seafood such as squid, scallop, and sea urchin, and a juicy 300g ribeye steak, cooked
to perfection. The drinks selection is diverse, covering wines from Burgundy to sake
from around the Tohoku region. Kids meals are also available for the little ones.
A variety of over 40 Japanese and Western dishes at buffet restaurant Rockwood Hall will
leave you spoilt for choice. Sample local specialties such as grilled squid and apple curry,
and don’t forget to save some room for dessert, including freshly made Aomori apple pie.
IWAKI CAFE & BAR
Iwaki Café & Bar is an accessible all-day dining option with smaller bites such as sandwiches, pizza, and other snacks for
all ages. If you’ve just checked in or finished a morning round of golf, fresh coffee, juices, and soft drinks await, but those
looking to have a few drinks before or after dinner will also find Iwaki to be the perfect venue. Here you will find a carefully
curated selection of craft beer, single malt whisky from Scotland and Japan as well as unique bottlings of other spirits like
tequila and rum. Those who fancy something a little lighter will find something within the range of handcrafted cocktails.
Rockwood Hotel & Spa is located only a stone’s throw away from the UNESCO
World Heritage Site Shirakami-Sanchi. This expanse of flourishing virgin
beech forests spans 130,000 hectares and is one of the largest in the world.
Join one of our nordic walking courses and surround yourself in the unspoiled
nature of Shirakami-Sanchi, within which just some of the highlights include the
majestic Anmon Falls, a set of three waterfalls, and Juniko (Twelve Lakes), a group
of lakes amongst which Aoike (literally “blue lake”) is a must-see because of its
azure-blue appearance, which is caused by the high transparency of its water.
UNESCO World Heritage Site Shirakami-Sanchi
J u n i k o ( Tw e l v e
ROCKWOOD HOTEL & SPA
AOMORI SPRING GOLF CLUB
AOMORI SPRING SKI RESORT
Juniko (Twelve Lakes)
A o m o r i Ne b u t a
Fe s t
25km from Rockwood Hotel & Spa, 40 minutes by car
Hirosaki Castle was constructed in 1611. It was the seat of the
Tsugaru clan – a 47,000 koku tozama daimyo clan who ruled over
what is now central Hirosaki, Aomori Prefecture. The surrounding
Hirosaki Park surrounding the castle grounds is one of Japan’s
most famous cherry blossom viewing locations. Cherry blossoms
are in bloom at the end of April and in the beginning of May.
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Hirosaki Park and its cherry blossoms are known
as one of the best scenic spots in Japan with
cherry blossoms blooming against the backdrop of
blue skies, majestic mountains, and the Hirosaki
Castle. Cherry blossoms from approximately
2,600 trees, including more than 300 trees that
are over 100 years old, bloom in full glory in the
park. The Hirosaki Sakura Festival is held from late
April to early May every year. The park bustles
with people enjoying rental boats, food stalls
and the illumination of cherry blossoms at night.
It’s another way to enjoy the beauty of cherry
blossoms and one which cannot be seen in the day.
The Aomori Nebuta Festival is held once
a year. It features vivid floats shaped after
famous historical and mythological Japanese
characters and warriors. Unlike typical floats,
the nebuta floats are 15 to 30 feet tall and made
of fragile washi paper and bamboo frames. As
a finishing touch, hundreds of light bulbs are
weaved throughout the floats, illuminating
the parade with brilliant colours. The sight is
absolutely breathtaking and not to be missed!