What's New at Hakkoda?    

Updated 10/26/10! First Snow In Aomori!
We awoke this morning of October 26 to the sight we have been long waiting for: 初雪. Both the mountains in Hakkoda and Mt. Iwaki were covered with the white stuff. Make your plans now!

The north face of Mt. Iwaki this morning!

Updated 10/19/10! 八甲田大岳の初霜!
First frost on the top of Mt. Odake 1584m at Hakkoda yesterday. It won't be long now! Snow is around the corner! I am already getting quite a few bookings, make your plans to come now!

Updated 9/11/10! Simon's Sightseeing Tours!
If you are coming to visit Japan in the spring, summer or autumn or if you are stationed here and your folks are coming in and you really want to make the best of their time here, contact me. I do all kinds of sight-seeing tours including day trips and even over-night!
Living here for over 20 years and speaking fluent Japanese, I know all the nooks & crannies, secret spots as well as the history and culture to answer all their & your questions! Not to mention the best spots to eat as well! (Ever had trouble reading a Japanese menu?)
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Updated 7/14/10! Hiking or Biking every weekend!
Simon is always planning some exciting adventure. Summers are short in Aomori so you have to make the most of it. What are you waiting for?

Mountain biking to Nanbu! Took the back roads to the festival stopping along the way to check out the rice field art!

Rene seeing double in the foothills of Nanbu! Another great pic from our bike tour. We stumbled upon this mountain shrine just poking around...

Updated 7/9/10! Come to the 2010 Nango Summer Jazz Festival Saturday, July 24th!
Eight hours of Jazz starting at 1pm in an outdoor amphitheater surrounded by mother nature! Top jazz bands from Japan and around the world!! You can find all the information here.

Updated 6/17/10! Simon's Tour Goes Volcanic!
With skiing/snowboarding as an awesome memory, it is time to hit the trails. Simon's Tours in conjunction with the Chapel's SAM group went hiking up to the craters of Mt. Ido and Akakura on Saturday followed by a relaxing hot springs bath and a stop at a cook-it-yourself yakinuku restaurant! We are out weekly either mountain biking or hiking! What are you waiting for?

Making it snow in June on our way up to the top! James who just arrived in Japan weeks ago said later: "The trip was amazing, I signed up for a hike but I received a first class adventure. The views were breath taking!"


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