Hachimantai city is geographically mountainous that located in the north of Akita Prefecture, Tohoku and Iwate and is the southern part of the Towada-Haji Mangtai National Park. The hiking route is famous tourist attractions through the volcano and the urbanization of this city.
Where to go:
1. Matsukawa Onsen
Matsukawa Onsen is a small hot spring town that is located far from Mount Haji Mantai to the Iwate Prefecture in the area of Towada-Hachimantai National Park.
2. Haji Mangtai Mountain
Mount Hachimantai that you will see the leaves changing colors during season change at the mountains. The Mount Hachimantai is a mountain with a flat peak at 1,613 meters above sea level. Which is considered a high mountain.
3. Tamagawa Onsen
Tamagawa Onsen (Tamagawa Onsen) is located in Towada National Park. Towada-Hachimantai National Park This hot spring has a high acidity (almost equal to acid.
4. Tazawa Lake
Lake Tazawa located on the south side of Towada-Hachimantai National Park. This is a lake with a beautiful landscape and simple nature on a scenic caldera lake that has not been overly developed, retains all by natural and rustic atmosphere. The lake is often visited in conjunction with nearby sites like Nyuto Onsen or Mount Akita-Komagatake which also offer rustic scenes that are typical of the Tohoku Region.
How to get there:
- From Tokyo to Tazawako Station are connected by hourly Komachi trains along the JR Akita Shinkansen. The one way trip takes just under three hours and is fully covered by the Japan Rail Pass, JR East Tohoku Area Pass and JR East South Hokkaido Pass. Seat reservations are required for the Akita Shinkansen.
- From Ugo Kotsu operates one overnight bus per day between Tokyo (Hamamatsucho) and Tazawako Station. The one way journey takes about 10.5 hours. Passengers can also board or disembark the bus at Yokohama or Kakunodate.
- The discount bus operator by Willer Express from overnight bus between Tokyo and Morioka that discount price on one way fares start from 5,000 yen. Online reservations can be made through Willer.