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Hachimantai CAT Tours

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Backcountry exploration on a CAT vehicle tour in Hachimantai, Iwate

Hachimantai DMO Inc.



Experience backcountry skiing with CAT vehicles. Hachimantai is one of the best places in Japan for top-quality powder, with excellent smooth snow in the backcountry slopes. You’ll see this for yourself in the silky flurries kicked up in the wake of your descent. With a grand-scale view stretching from Mount Iwate as your backdrop, the feeling of freedom as you race down Hachimantai’s slopes is like no other. 


There are various types of terrain that change with the season, so you’ll never have the same experience twice. Heavy-duty CAT vehicles will carry you to the best spots, so you can save all your energy for the ride down. Ski resort slopes are one thing, but Hachimantai’s backcountry is not an experience to be missed.


How to get there


From Tokyo Station, take the Tohoku Shinkansen to Morioka Station (about 2 hours 15 minutes). From Morioka Station, take a Northern Iwate Transportation bus from bay #3 bound for “Hachimantai-chojo” and ride to the “Matsuo-Kozan-Shiryokan” bus stop (about 1 hour 20 minutes). 
(Shuttle service available.)


2-712-2 Matsuoyoriki, Hachimantai-shi, Iwate-ken


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