Aomori Tanaka Educational Academy
Aomori City,Aomori
030-0132 JAPAN

Plans for individual trip

3 days 2 nights

This is the course to learn the distribution of Apples and experience agriculture in Kuroishi City.Visiting Special historic site called “Sannai Maruyama Site” to learn life style and agriculture in Jomon Period and enjoying variety of arts at Aomori Museum of Art.

Access to Aomori: By Airplane at Aomori Airport
Transportation in Aomori: By Car, Bus
Accommodation Season: All Year


Day 1

Arrival at Aomori Airport
(Aomori City)
There are regular flights from Haneda, Chubu International, Itami, Sapporo Airport and Incheon Airport in Korea.
Kawahigashi Apple Grading Center
(Hirosaki City)
This center has the leading -edge machines which have color sensors to grade apples by shape, damage, color, sugar concentration and acid level. This machine grades about 80 tons of apples (4,000 boxes) per day. In addition, there are 12 huge refrigerators in the center and they keep 5,000 tons of apples (250,000 boxes). We could provide high quality apples to the market with those systems.
Hiroka Hirosaki Central Fruits Market
(Hirosaki City)
If you see the market in Aomori, you will understand what kind of vegetables or fishes are the local products of Aomori. Please try to find local products in Aomori and learn the distribution of local products.
Arrival in Kuroishi City
Welcome Ceremony
(NPO Kuroishi-Furusato-Apple Village)
Welcome Ceremony is the chance to meet your host-family for the first time. All people in the area welcome you to experience agriculture. The organizer will introduce the area you will stay and explain the home-stay and farm work at this ceremony.


Day 2

Agricultural Experience
Farm-stay Experience
Aomori Prefecture is active for Apple, Garlic, Chinese Yam and Burdock harvesting. You will also experience another vegetables harvesting, fruits planting, care and harvesting. You can feel how hard the farm work is but also you can learn the process of growing products you usually eat. You might impress and respect of your host-family’s work through this program. You also might have a chance to take care of cows, pigs and horses or help for handling of vegetables and fruits. You will experience to cook local dishes using local products and you can enjoy cooking and talking with your host-family. This program makes you happy and makes you feel fresh through hearty welcome of each area.
In winter time, you can experience Japanese Culture such as Snowball Fight, making Kamakura (looks like Igloo), and sleighing. Winter season might give you a chance to create some ideas to spend. After you stay outside, Kotatsu (Small table with the electric heater underneath and covered by a quilt) will warm you. You might feel relax and fun if you are in Kotatsu. Then you are able to enjoy talking with your host-family in Kotatsu. You might experience wearing Kimono, listening to Japanese folk ballad, and traditional dance.


Day 3

Farewell Ceremony
(NPO Kuroishi-Furusato-Apple Village)
On the last day, you will attend Farewell Ceremony. This is the time to say goodbye to your host-family. Please express your appreciation to your host-family or the organizer of this program.
Please express your appreciation to your host-family or the organizer of this program.
Visiting Sannai Maruyama Site
Sannai-Maruyama Site is the biggest settlement remains of Jomon period in Japan. This settlement was existed about 5500 to 4000 years ago. You can see this site during all seasons for free. The volunteer staffs explain about the site when you walk around the site. The excavation research was started in 1992 and the researchers found the remains of vertical caves housing, the graves of people in the settlement and pillar-supported structures. Those remains help to understand the situation of the settlement and the environment. Also Jomon pottery, stone implements, clay dolls, jade and other objects were found. Remains of plants such as gourds, burdock, beans and traces of chestnuts cultivation provide the new culture of Jomon period.
Visiting Aomori Museum of Art
Aomori Museum of Art is located next to Sannai Maruyama Site and makes a contribution for Culture and Art activities of Aomori Prefecture. This museum expands not only the exhibition of paintings or sculptures but also movies, plays and music. You can find Shiko Munakata’s work (famous printmaker of Aomori) and the creation of Contemporary art designer, Yoshitomo Nara as a permanent exhibition. This museum also tries to share the museum projects with people in Aomori.
Departure from Aomori Airport
From Aomori Airport, there are regular flights to Haneda, Itami, Sapporo Airport and Incheon Airport in Korea.


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