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HI Hostels in the Tohoku Region

In the north-eastern part of Japan, the Tohoku region offers stunning landscapes, popular ski resorts and hot springs, and a delicious cuisine. Badly hit during the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, the area is now safe and ready to welcome tourists and travellers from all around the world. Hostelling International has five hostels in this region that can be booked through hihostels.com. Check their description below and do not hesitate to book your stay!

Moya Kogen Youth Hostel

This hostel is located in Moya Heights and offers a great view of the city of Aomori. Moya Kogen Youth Hostel is a perfect base if you want to enjoy the nearby ski slopes and visit the main attractions of the area that includes the “Nebuta hometown” where large lanterns representing Japanese warriors can been seen all year round. Do not miss the wonderful view of the surrounding mountains and have a trip to Aomori to discover this beautiful city.

Kawayo Green YH

Kawayo Green YH is set in a farm with cows, horses and sheep and offers a great view of Mt. Hakkoda. The nearby town of Oirase, famous for its agricultural products, is a great place to enjoy natural beauty and fresh air. Relax and experience the green farm life in this hostel, and taste the fresh cow milk, home-made yogurt and soft ice-cream during your stay!

Appikogen Kamuinomori YH

Located in a small rural area, Appikogen Kamuinomori YH is a perfect place to enjoy multiple activities in the area, including popular hot springs and one of the most famous ski resorts in Japan. After some skiing in winter, the guest can hike in summer to admire stunning views of the mountains and the large forests around. Do not miss the forests of ice if you stay in this hostel during winter!

YGH Atoma

This hostel can be found in one of the most scenic area in Japan, surrounded by mountains and forests. YGH Atoma is located near some popular ski resorts and can provide ski lessons for beginners, and a big telescope for those interested in stars. In summer, guests can hike and discover this unique and beautiful area.

Aizuno YH

Set in the suburb of Aizu-wakamatsu, a historic castle town, Aizuno YH offers a beautiful, typical Japanese landscape that stretches out in front of the building. It provides an excellent base for those wishing to trek in the mountain, to hike in the fields, or to explore the town of Aizu-wakamatsu. Many tips to look around the area are ready to be picked up at the hostel.

Hostelling International offers hostels throughout Japan – check out our Japan page for a full list of hostels and make your booking today!

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