Our guesthouse was used as a principal's dormitory of Hitotsumori Elementary School in Ajigasawa Town until 2003.
The building was reconstructed to be a facility where students can stay in one building.
"Kumagera-no-ie (main school building)" is here.
It is a nostalgic building with a wooden structure that allows you to go back in time to Showa era.
Shirakami Aroma Research Institute is also located in the main building.
The inn is filled with the aroma of Shirakami.
In the classroom in the main dormitory, you can listen to stories about the history, vegetation, and matagi (hunters) of the Shirakami Mountains, a World Heritage Site.
Aroma oil is extracted from Oba-kromoji, a shrub of Shirakami.
It is also possible to receive an aroma treatment.
(advance reservation required).
The farmhouse restaurant Shirakami is a great place to enjoy the taste of Shirakami.
This is a nostalgic inn with a retro feel, using an abandoned school building.
[Covid-19 Preventative Measures]
Hand alcohol disinfectant has been installed.
The building is ventilated.
About the rooms
The rooms are rented as a single guest house.
There are three Japanese-style rooms with kitchen, bath, and toilet facilities.
There are three Japanese-style rooms with kitchen, bath, and toilet facilities, which can accommodate up to five people comfortably.
When you check in, you will be asked to give the name of the person who made the reservation at the entrance of the main dormitory.
We will show you to the guest house after check-in.
Check-out is also available at the entrance.
(1) 3,093 yen per person per night
(2) Breakfast per night from 3,843 yen per person
(3) With half-board: from 6,186 yen per person per night
If you would like to add a meal, please add it from the options.
The price is the same for adults and children. All prices are exclusive of tax.
Guide to the ancient road traced by Mitsunobu Oura 4,686 yen and up per person
This tour will take you to the old road that Mitsunobu Oura, the founder of Tsugaru, followed to unify Tsugaru.
Lunch at Tanesato Castle is included.
This tour is available only on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, departing at 9:00 a.m.
Shirakami Yushendo Guide 1,874yen～/ person
We will guide you on a course (more than 1 hour) to experience the beech forests of the nearby Shirakami mountain range.
The experience will still take place during light rain.
We also offer various courses for those who want to learn about the World Heritage Shirakami Sanchi.
For more information, please contact us when you make your reservation.
All prices for options are exclusive of tax.
Farmhouse Restaurant "Shirakami" 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 added to the regular menu for both dinner and breakfast.
Summer wild vegetables are included in the regular menu for both dinner and breakfast.
Mushrooms, a taste of autumn, will be included in the regular menu for both dinner and breakfast.
The menu for both dinner and breakfast will change to a menu using preserved foods.
For an additional fee, we offer Shirakami Gozen and Shirakami Zen, which are local dishes.
We also offer Ajigasawa's specialty squid, and "grilled golden ayu" and "simmered golden ayu" which are caught in Akaishikawa.
Shirakami Green Curry" is also a specialty of the restaurant.
Every year in January, we open a stall at the Aomori Curry Festival held at the Aomori Prefectural Tourism and Product Center.
We can also accommodate allergies in advance. Special menu: Shirakami's "Kuma Nabe" will be served at market price.
This menu requires advanced reservation.
Please note that we may not be able to offer this dish due to season or timing.
About water facilities
As this is a former elementary school, toilets, bathrooms, and washing machines are shared by the owners and staff of the Aroma Institute.
The bath is a Chromogearoma bath.
The sweetness of the Chromoge from the Shirakami mountain range is soothing and harmonious with the floral scent.
It is a fragrance that will help you to heal your fatigue.
It stabilizes daily stress and tension, relaxes the mind, and at the same time, has a positive effect on the body.
It is also good for your body.
(Hormone regulation effect, immunity boosting effect, skin moisturizing effect, etc.)
Recommended restaurants in the neighborhood
It is more than 30 minutes away from the town, so there are no restaurants nearby, but there is a karaoke bar at the farmhouse restaurant Shirakami.
Distance to nearby convenience stores and supermarkets
It takes about 30 minutes to get to a convenience store by car (Lawson, Family Mart 20km away).
If you want to go to the supermarket, please contact the owner or staff of the office.
If you want to go to the supermarket, please consult with the office owner or staff.
Mitsuinobu Oura's house (remains of Tanesato Castle)
∟There is a historical site in Tanesato.
Kurokuma waterfall (20 minutes by car)
∟It is one of the best 100 waterfalls in Japan and the highest waterfall (86m) in the Shirakami Sanchi region.
Access: 70 minutes by car from Aomori Airport.
From Aomori Airport: 70 minutes by car.
80 minutes by car from JR Shin-Aomori Station ・30 minutes by car from Ajigasawa Station of JR Gono Line
(Up to 4 people. *Please contact us if you need more than 4 people.
Free parking: 20 cars max.
Why did you start a homestay?
While the number of visitors to the World Heritage Site Shirakami Sanchi is increasing, there are not many accommodations near the mountain.
Through Shirakami Nature School's guiding, nature experience, lodging, and meals, we hope to provide a place where visitors can spend quality time and enjoy themselves.
We thought of providing a place for visitors to spend time and enjoy themselves through guiding, experiencing nature, staying overnight, and eating.
After talking with local farmers, we decided to start it.
A word to the guests.
This is an inn where you can enjoy the great nature of Shirakami's mountains, rivers, and sea, as well as local cuisine.
At the farmhouse restaurant Shirakami, you can enjoy the taste of Shirakami.
Unlike ordinary inns, this is a nostalgic inn that uses an abandoned school to create a retro atmosphere.
Tsugaru dialect (simple English is available!) (We also have Poketalk, so we can handle multiple languages.
Hobbies and special skills
Mountain climbing, skiing, picking mushrooms.
Interaction with guests
☑ I want to interact actively
Requests to our guests
Our town is a world heritage town. If you want to enter a World Heritage Site, you need to submit a "Forest Entry Permit" 7 days in advance.
If you want to go into the mountain, you need to submit a "forest entry permit" 7 days in advance.
If you wish to enter the mountain, please download the notification form from the Internet and submit it to the Tsugaru Forest Office.
The office will be closed during the Bon Festival period, from August 10 to 15.
The staff room is now used as an office.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any problems.
There is a free parking lot on the premises. There is a free parking lot on the premises, which can accommodate up to 10 cars.
We have a free parking lot. We also have a Pocket Talk system.
We can speak multiple languages.
Total 3 rooms
1) Japanese-Style Room: Up to 3 guests
2) Japanese-Style Room: Up to 3 guests
3) Japanese-Style Room: Up to 2 guests