Hachimantai Plateau

Travel Guide - Hachimantai Plateau

Information

Further south from Lake Towada-ko is the mountain plateau region of Hachimantai, which stretches both in Akita and Iwate.
Hachimantai is popular with hikers, skiers, and Onsen enthusiasts.
Aspite Line and Jukai Line are the main routes on the plateau and the scenery along the routs are breathtaking.

The Aspite Line, open from late April to November, runs east to west across the plateau.
Transport connections revolve around Hachimantai-chojo, the main access point and car park for the summit.
The views are nice, and the walks around the ponds on the summit only take an hour or so.
The hike to Hachimantai peak is around 30 minutes, as is the Onuma walking trail, which takes in several ponds and some marshland.
Longer hikes are possible over a couple of days, for example, from nearby Toshichi Onsen to Mt. Iwate-san.

West of the summit, the road winds along the Aspite Line Highway past a number of hit spring resorts before joining Route 341, which leads south to Lake Tazawa-ko and north towards Lake Towada-ko.

Opening Hours

  • Open 24 hours
  • Hachimantai Visitor Center: 9:00 - 17:00
  • Matsuo Hachimantai Visitor Center: 9:00 - 17:00

Closed

  • No closing days
  • Hachimantai Visitor Center: October - March
  • Matsuo Hachimantai Visitor Center: December 29 - January 3

Access / Public Transport

  • 90 minutes from JR Kazuno-Hanawa Station by the bus boud for Hachimantai-chojo. Get off at the last stop.
  • 110 minutes from JR Morioka Station by the bus boud for Hachimantai-chojo. Get off at the last stop.

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