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Lose yourself in the exploration of Hachimantai’s untamed natural beauty
Hachimantai, part of the Towada-Hachimantai National Park, is a rugged landscape of volcanic mountains and bubbling hot springs across Iwate and Akita Prefectures in the northern Tohoku region. Immerse yourself in this wilderness by embarking upon one of the many trekking programs in the area. Experienced guides certified by the Japan Mountain Guides Association lead the way, sharing expert knowledge about the local flora and fauna as you hike. Treks are tailored to your ability, with trails ranging from easy two-hour courses suitable for beginners to all-day missions scaling the summits of Mount Iwate, Mount Mokko and other nearby peaks.
Following a day of trekking, head to one of the region’s famed hot springs to soothe your muscles before refueling with some local cuisine. The best time for hiking is late April to early November, while the temperatures are clement.