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Iwate | Trekking in Hachimantai

Incredible sceneries of the alpine flora found in the veritable mecca for trekking

Towada-Hachimantai National Park is an expansive national park stretching between Iwate, Aomori, and Akita. Yet even amongst this large stretch of the land reserve, the Hachimantai portion is well-known nationally as a veritable mecca for trekking. Dicentra flowers, skunk cabbage, and various mountain herbs fresh with rainy dew are just a few examples of the amazing alpine flora waiting to be discovered from spring all the way through fall, and you’ll start seeing it just a short time away from the parking lot so even beginners and light trekkers can enjoy themselves. Furthermore, from April to October, the Hachimantai Sansaku Bus runs between Morioka Station and Mt. Hachimantai’s summit, and employs nature guides that will give you a tour around the summit for free!

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Tohoku Region | JNTO Official Website

Iwate Prefecture | JNTO Official Website




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