nature in Hakkoda
Mt. Hakkoda consists of several peaks, including Mt. Odake and Mt. Akakuradake, and is home to pristine wildlife. It takes on different faces in tune with each season with beautiful colors of fresh foliage in spring, deep greens in summer, autumn leaves, and then a white, snow-covered landscape in winter.
Autumu leaves at Hakkoda
Hakkoda in Winter
Hakkoda is a mecca for snow sports. As well as skiing and snowboarding, snowshoeing in Hakkoda’s renowned winter wonderland is becoming more and more popular. National route 103, also called the ‘Hakkoda-Towada Gold Line’, is closed during the winter months, but re-opens on April 1st every year and allows you to drive along the snow corridor, which can reach up to 9 meters in height.
Address: 1-12, Kansuizawa, Arakawa, Aomori-city TEL: 017-738-0343
The ropeway takes you for a 10-minute ”walk in the air” over a distance of 2.5km to the summit of Tamoyachi-dake. The panoramic view of Hakkoda Mountain and Mutsu Bay from the peak is superb.
Aomori City Tourism and Recreation Promotion Foundation
Address: 63 Nashinoki, Moya, Aomori-city TEL: 017-764-1110
MOYA HILLS is an outdoor recreation complex where visitors can take part in various activities throughout the year.
Rock walls, tennis, and a thrilling roller luge (‘Hills Thunder’) are available from spring to autumn, and everyone from beginner to expert can go skiing in winter.
A brisk breeze can be enjoyed by all ages.
Hakkoda is a major hot spring area in Aomori-prefecture. Sukayu Hot Spring is known for Fukashi-yu, a steam bath used to rejuvenate the body; its sennin-buro (a bath for 1000-people), made completely of Japanese cypress and equivalent in size to 160 tatami mats; and Kodakara-no-yu, a bath said to be good for one’s fertility. From the Jogakura and Kansuizawa hot springs, a stretch of virgin beech forest can be seen through the steam, and both of these baths are located reasonably closely to Hakkoda Ropeway, a popular skiing resort.
Hot Springs in Hakkoda
TEL: 017-723-4670 / Aomori City Tourist Information Center
Sukayu Hot Springs/Fukashi-yu(Steam bath)
Milky white hot springs that opened during the Edo era
Address:1 Hakkodasan,Aomori city
Jogakura Hot Springs
Enjoy the feeling of being one with nature
Address:national forest,Aza Minami Arakawayama,Arakawa,Aomori city TEL.017-738-0658
Relax in the refreshing breath of the forest
Address:1-58,Kansuizawa, Arakawa, Aomori city TEL.017-738-2233
Trekking or climbing Mt. Hakkoda can be a great way to enjoy Japan’s varied seasons.
Hakkoda guides offer climbing and trekking instructions.
HAkkoda Guide Club
Sukayu Hot Springs
*For details on guide fee,etc., please call the number(s) listed above.
Volunteer guides who lead walks at the base of Mt.Hakkoda,surrounding mountains,etc.