Hachimantai is an all year mountain resort area home to Mt. Iwate and Mt. Hachimantai, two of Japan’s 100 Famous Mountains (100 mountains all over Japan were selected based on character, history, and distinctiveness by writer and mountaineer Kyuya Fukada for writing a book of essays called, One Hundred Mountains of Japan (1964)).
Hachimantai Mountain Hotel is staffed with guides certified by the Japan Mountain Guides Association and offers trekking programs for exploring the nature of Hachimantai on foot.
Nine routes are available, from easy hiking routes for beginners that can be completed in around two hours, to more rigorous intermediate to advanced-level hiking routes that take one whole day to complete. During the season, guides can cater to two or more visitors anytime.
＊Mt. Hachimantai peak (2.5 hours): ¥4,000
＊Kenmin no Mori and Nanataki (3.0 hours): ¥4,000
＊Appi beech forest (2.0 hours): ¥5,300
＊Kuroyachi wetland to Mt. Hachimantai (3.0 hours): ¥5,800
＊Snowshoeing to see Nanataki frozen waterfall (3.0 hours): ¥6,500
＊Mt. Chausu, Kuroyachi wetland, Mt. Hachimantai: (5.0 hours): ¥6,300
＊Mt. Gentagatake, Mt. Mitsuishi horseshoe trail (8.0 hours): ¥8,500
＊Ura-Iwate trail (9.0 hours): ¥8,500
＊Mt. Iwate climbing (10.0 hours): ¥10,000
- Opening Times
- 9:00am - 6:00pm
- Open all year
- 2 hours or longer
- Minimum participants: 2
- Hachimantai Mountain Hotel
Nature Guide Station
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