Ogaya Ski Area
The Ogaya Ski Area is a small ski area that includes a square where visitors can freely play with snow, in addition to skiing and snowboarding. Sledding and making kamakura (snow huts) are also popular.
Location: 1094 Ogaya, Nishiawakura-son, Aida-gun, Okayama 707-0501
Access: Approximately 6 km from Chizu Express Awakura Onsen Station
Snowy Mountain Tour
Wear snowshoes and climb the snowy mountain up to 1,000-to-1,280 meters. Even beginners can climb safely.
Awakura Green Resort, K.K.
Location: 418 Kageishi, Nishiawakura-son, Aida-gun, Okayama 707-0503
Access: 12-minute walk from Chizu Express Awakura Onsen Station
Awakura Onsen Motoyu
Guest house, hot spring, and cafe.
A guest house with a spa, private rooms, a mixed dormitory for men and women, and a dormitory exclusively for women are available. The dormitories here are recommended if you are looking for reasonably priced accommodations.
An old private house for rent to one party per day.
Guests can stay overnight at a traditional Japanese house with a thatched roof and hearth that have been possessed by the owner’s family for many years.
Location: 818-2 Nagao, Nishiawakura-son, Aida-gun, Okayama 707-0504
Access: 3-minute walk from Chizu Express Nishiawakura Station
Official website: http://kurashika.com/tentokuji/ (in Japanese)
European-style B&B Old private house lodging
Guests can stay overnight at lodging facilities renovated from an old Japanese house managed by Olivier and Hiromi, a French and Japanese couple. Furthermore, guests can experience yoga and French bread-making here.