Mori Transport Arena(Mori Unyu Arena) is a skating rink located in Aomori City, Aomori Prefecture.
It has hosted the World Curling Championships in 2007.
The skating rink is open from October to March every year, and for the 2020-2021 season, it will be open from October 17, 2020 to March 21, 2021.
Getting to the Stadium
Mori Transport Arena(Mori Unyu Arena) is located in an area about 10 kilometers from Aomori Airport and Shin-Aomori Station, and about 5 kilometers from Aomori Station.
Renting a car is convenient when considering sightseeing in Aomori, but if you are coming from Aomori Station, you can take a city bus to the front of the skating rink.
Shin-Aomori Station to Aomori Station, Ou Line, about 5 minutes (depending on the time of day, there may be one bus every hour)
There is a city bus from Aomori Station to Mori Transport Arena(Mori Unyu Arena), and the closest bus stop to the park is "Skatepark Mae".
About the Stadium
Location: Hamada Toyota, Aomori City, Aomori Prefecture, 030-0843
Public skating hours
(Weekdays) 13:00 to 20:00 (Weekends and holidays) 10:00 to 20:00
Please check with the skating rink in advance to confirm hours of operation.
Closed: Mondays, December 31 and January 1
Travel Tips & Information
Here is the basic information about Aomori as a reference for planning your trip.
If you are coming to Aomori from the Tokyo metropolitan area, you can fly or use the Shinkansen.
In the case of air travel, JAL offers direct flights between Haneda and Aomori Airport, and the direct flight takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes.
If you want to go to Aomori City from Aomori Airport, you can take a bus (710 yen one way) after arriving at the airport, which takes about 35 minutes.
If you want to go to Hirosaki City, take a bus for 1,200 yen and it will take about an hour.
To get to Shin-Aomori by Shinkansen, take the Tohoku/Hokkaido Shinkansen, the Tokyo to Shin-Aomori section will take approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes.
From Shin-Aomori Station, Aomori Station will be around 10 minutes away by train, and Hirosaki Station will be around 30 minutes away.
Here is a guide on how to get to the Aomori area and how to get around the city.
There are business hotels around Aomori Station, so if you are in Aomori, this area is a good base. Hirosaki also has a large number of hotels around the station.
The following is a selection of hotels in the Aomori and Hirosaki areas.
Aomori is famous for its Nebuta Festival.
At the Nebuta House Wallace in Aomori City, you can learn about the history and appeal of the Nebuta Festival.
In Hirosaki City, there is also a museum of the Neputa Festival called Tsugaru-han Neputa-mura.
Near here is Hirosaki Castle, which makes it easy to get around.
The following is a list of sightseeing spots in the Aomori and Hirosaki areas.
Aomori is famous for its apples, so you can enjoy delicious drinks such as apple juice.
You should also enjoy grilled scallops with miso and japonica soup.