This is a one-storied elementary school in Ajigasawa town, which was used until 2003 and renovated into a Showa-era style guest house.
In the classrooms, you can learn about the history of the Shirakami Mountains, the vegetation, and the history of the world heritage site, as well as the history of matagi ( traditional Winter hunters).
-Aromatherapy treatments are also available. (Reservation required) Aroma oil is extracted from a shrubbery of the white god, the great white birch tree.
-Shirakami Sanchi Trekking
Also, as an option, Prince Mitsunobu Oura, the founder of Tsugaru, went out from Tanesato Castle.
Strolling along the Historical Romance Road, which is an ancient road that was used to unify the present-day Tsugaru region, "Shirakami Sanchi
Trekking" and a course to experience the beech forest in the nearby World Heritage Site Shirakami Mountains (more than 1 hour) are available.
A "Shirakami Yuuzan" tour guide is also available. (Reservation required)
The farmhouse restaurant "Shirakami" also offers a taste of the local land. Unlike most ryokans, this inn has a retro feel that used to be a closed school building.
Covid-19 Preventative Measures
-Hand alcohol disinfectant is available.
-The building is ventilated.
[About the rooms]
-Spacious Japanese Traditional "Mizunara" Room @ 32.40m2
-Enjoy a cup of black tea over a charcoal fire with a dharma stove.
There is no key in the room because it was originally an elementary school.
-Please keep your valuables with you.
-The room can accommodate up to 4-5 people comfortably.
-Staff will be awaiting your arrival at check-in.
-One night with no meal from 3,093 yen per person.
-One night with breakfast from 3,843 yen per person.
-From 6,186 yen per person, including one night and two meals.
By default, overnight stay with no meal is set up.
If you would like to add a meal, please do so from the options.
The price is the same for adults and children. (tax not included)
-Guide to the ancient road traced by Mitsunobu Oura: from 4,686 yen/person
We will take a walk along the old road that the founder of Tsugaru, Prince Mitsunobu Oura, passed through to unify Tsugaru.
Lunch is included for Tanesato Castle.
Only on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays leaving at 9:00 a.m.
-Shirakami mountain trail guide 1,874 yen～/person
This is a guided tour to experience the beech forest in the nearby Shirakami Mountains (1 hour or more).
The course will be held even in light rain.
We also offer a variety of other courses for those who want to learn about the World Heritage Shirakami Mountains.
For more information, please inquire at the time of booking.
All the prices of the options are not including tax.
-Shirakami's signature menu
Dinner and breakfast are served at the farmhouse restaurant "Shirakami".
Dinner: Local cuisine with a focus on wild vegetables and sweetfish / Breakfast: Local cuisine with a focus on local vegetables
Spring wild vegetables are included, both dinner and breakfast.
Summer wild vegetables are included, both dinner and breakfast.
Both dinner and breakfast are served with the autumnal taste of "mushrooms" as part of the regular menu.
Both dinner and breakfast are switched to a menu using preserved foods.
[Optional Local Delecacies]
- "Shirakami Gozen" and "Shirakami Zeal" and
-Ajigasawa's specialty squid, and "grilled golden ayu fish" and "grilled golden ayu fish."
-You can also eat "Stewed Golden Ayu Fish"
- "Shirakami Green Curry". We have a stall at the Aomori Curry Festival held at the Aomori Prefectural Tourism and Products Center every January. It's been a huge hit!
*Please let us know in advance of any dietary restrictions or allergies.
[! Special menu: Shirakami's bear hot pot. ]
Please note that a prior reservation is required for this menu.
We may not be able to offer this dish due to the season or timing.
Please note that there are also some other items available.
As a former elementary school, the restrooms, bathrooms, and laundry facilities are shared with the owners.
The bath is a "chromoji bath".
The chromoji is taken from the Shirakami Mountains which has a soothing sweetness and a floral, harmonious taste to it.
It is a scent that heals your fatigue.
It stabilizes your daily stress and tension and relaxes your mind.
It will have a positive effect on your body.
(Hormone regulation effect, immunity-boosting effect, skin moisturizing effect, etc.)
Recommended restaurants in the neighborhood
There are no restaurants nearby as we are more than 30 minutes away from the town, but we have a farmhouse restaurant "Shirakami."
There is a karaoke room on the second floor where you can drink, sing and dance.
Distance to neighboring convenience stores and supermarkets：Nearest to the nearest station
It takes about 30 minutes to reach a convenience store by car (Lawson, FamilyMart 20km)
There is a supermarket 12km to the Akaishi area.
20km to the supermarket in town.
Recommended places in the neighborhood
House of Mitsunobu Oura (the ruins of Tanesato Castle)
∟There are national historic sites.
Black bear waterfall (20 minutes by car)
∟It is one of the 100 highest waterfalls in Japan and the highest waterfall (86m) in Shirakami Sanchi.
70 minutes drive from Aomori Airport.
80 minutes by car from JR Shin-Aomori Station.
It takes 30 minutes by car from the Ajigasawa station of JR Gonoh line.
Pick-up service is available from JR Ajigasawa station
(Up to 4 people *Please contact us for more than 4 people.
[Why we started staying in private homes]
As the number of visitors to the World Heritage Shirakami Mountains increases, there are often few lodging facilities in the vicinity of the mountains.
The Hakushin Nature School provides guides, nature experiences, lodging, and meals to help visitors spend more time with their family and friends.
The local farmers gathered together and decided to build a guest house for travelers.
[Word to guest]
We are an inn where you can enjoy the great nature of the mountains, rivers, and sea in the village of Shirakami and local cuisine.
At the farmhouse restaurant Shirakami, you can enjoy the tastes of Shirakami.
Tsugaru-ben (local dialect), Simple English, (We also have a translator device, so we can support multiple languages.)
[Hobby, Special Skills]
Mountain climbing, skiing, and mushroom gathering
[Interacting with guests]
I want to interact with travelers who stay at our inn.
Requests to Guests
Our town is a World Heritage Site. If you want to enter a natural heritage site, you need to apply for a "forest entry permit".
As you have to submit the form 7 days in advance, you can submit it on the internet before entering the mountain.
Please download the form and submit it to the Tsugaru Regional Forest Office.
We will be closed from August 10th to 15th for the Obon holidays.
The staff room is now used as an office. If you have any problems, please feel free to contact us.
Free parking is available on the premises.