Spots in Appi / Hachimantai / Ninohe Area

  • Matsukawa Hot Spring Kyounso
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    4.0
    72 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Iwate Pref. Hachimantaishi Matsuoyoriki Matsukawa Onsen
    This hot spring accommodation facility is located in Hachimantai National Park in Hachimantai City, Iwate Prefecture. The hot spring water is milky white, and you can overlook the scenery of the four seasons from the open-air bath, such as the pristine forest of beech and Mongolian oak. Many tourists visit to spend a relaxing day in the hot spring for day trips.

    The bus ride from East Exit of Morioka Station took about 2hrs. There are no pit stops so be prepared. We booked the only room with western bed. It was expensive @ ¥17,500pp. Room was larger n...

  • Toshichi Onsen Saiunso
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    4.5
    60 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Iwate Pref. Hachimantaishi Matsuoyoriki Kita no Mata
    Toshichi Onsen Saiunso is a hot spring and lodging facility located at an altitude of 1,400 meters near the summit of Mt. Hachimantai in Hachimantai National Park in the city of Hachimantai, Iwate Prefecture. Guests can take advantage of mud packs made from mud that contains mineral elements from the hot spring. The natural hot water flows out of the ground and is a milky white color. Day visits are possible, and visitors can spend a relaxing day in a space surrounded by the wonders of nature.

    Right away I’ll say that those looking for a luxury hotel style onsen experience should move on. For anyone who’s actually interested in an authentic stay, I couldn’t recommend this more. We had an...

  • Roadside Station Nishine
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    4.0
    35 Reviews
    Transportation
    Iwate Pref. Hachimantaishi Obuke 2-154-36
    This roadside station is located along National Route 282. In the direct sales store for produce, you can purchase fresh seasonal vegetables, juices and jams produced at the base of Mt. Iwate. In addition, they offer curry and ramen using spinach. There is also a restaurant certified with two stars for local production and consumption visited by many tourists.

    This combined facility is both a farmers market and a restaurant where you can eat lunch. The farmers market is great for all kinds of local items and is pretty affordable. The restaurant serves...

  • Matsukawa Hot Spring Shofuso
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    4.0
    36 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Iwate Pref. Hachimantaishi Matsuoyoriki 1-41
    This hot spring facility is located between mountains in Matsukawa Valley in Hachimantai City, Iwate Prefecture. It opened in 1743 and is the oldest in Matsukawa Onsen. The water of the hot spring is milky white and there are indoor baths and mixed open-air bath. Day-trips to the hot springs are also possible, and the facility is visited not only by locals but also by many tourists.

    松川温泉の3軒温泉宿の1つ。建物は非常にボロく、老朽化が激しい。お世辞にもきれいとは言えない。お風呂は、内風呂と露天風呂、洞窟風呂があるが、洞窟風呂は雪崩の恐れなどで入れないときも多いが、泉質(硫黄泉)は非常に良い。故に、この宿は泊まりではなく、日帰り入浴をおすすめします。松川温泉で泊まりなら、峡雲荘が一番無難です。

  • Appi Kogen Ski Resort
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Iwate Pref. Hachimantaishi Appikougen
    This is a popular ski resort that cares about the quality of its slopes and where guests can enjoy “aspirin snow” which is fluffy powder snow with little humidity. There are 21 various runs including long courses that even beginners can enjoy and ungroomed snow courses with a maximum gradient of 32 degrees intended for those more advanced making for a snow resort with something for everyone from families to expert skiers and snowboarders. On site is a ski and snowboard school that offers various lessons to help students improve safely and enjoyably. In addition to its slopes the resort has a complete restaurant and lounge area that groups and families will appreciate.
  • Roadside Station Ishigami no Oka
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    3.5
    11 Reviews
    Transportation
    Iwate Pref. Iwateguniwatemachi Itsukaichi 10-121-20
    This roadside station is located in Iwate-machi, Iwate County. In the direct sales store for produce, they sell only items harvested in Iwate Town, such as shiitake mushrooms, asparagus and wasabi, and the storefront is lined with seasonal ingredients. Besides a ramen restaurant using the specialty Haru Midori cabbage and another restaurant where you can taste meat dishes with things like Iwate Menkoi Ushi, there is also a teahouse where you can enjoy ice cream and soba buckwheat noodles. In addition, it is adjoined by the Ishigami-no-oka Museum of Art sculpture museum.

    岩手町に行くと必ず立ち寄る道の駅。いつも混んでいます。 キャベツで有名な町ですが、この時期は緑野菜満載。今回は旬のアスパラガスとブロッコリーをゲット。花や野菜の苗も豊富で遠方から苗目当てに来る方もいるそうです。私もペチュニア苗をゲット。力強く元気に咲いています。 石神の丘の公園は現在リニューアル工事中。来年新しくなったラベンダー畑を見られるのが楽しみです。

  • Hachimantai Resort Panorama Ski Area and Shimokura Ski Area
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    4.0
    10 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Iwate Pref. Hachimantaishi Matsuoyoriki 1-509-1
    Panorama Ski Area and Shimokura Ski Area are located in Hachimantai Resort in the city of Hachimantai, Iwate Prefecture. The two ski areas are adjacent to each other, and they have a total of 14 runs, with slopes suitable for each level of ability, from beginners to top-level experts, and there are seven lifts. Children's activities are also available, including a Snow Park and snowshoe trekking. These activities are one reason that the ski areas are a popular destination for families.

    The ski runs here are beginner to intermediate level. They have a good amount of runs and three different lifts to give a great chance to ski the slopes of Mount Iwate. The hotel here has been...

  • Matsuo Hachimantai Visitor Center
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    3.5
    21 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Iwate Pref. Hachimantaishi Kashiwadai 1-28
    This information facility is located in Matsuo Sakura Park in Hachimantai City, Iwate Prefecture. You can learn information about the natural environment of Hachimantai and Mt. Iwate. In addition, there is a video hall in the facility where high definition videos can be seen and an exhibition hall with miniature models. It is used by many climbers as a place to socialize.

    I love this place, located at the foot of Mt.Hachimantai. Good coffee brewed with Hachimantais spring water called Kanazawa Spring by a siphon coffee-maker. But the coffee stand and restaurant...

  • Cassiopeia Messe Nanyato
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    4.0
    18 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Iwate Ninohe-shi Ishikiridokoro Moriai 68
    This Ninohe region wide sightseeing and local products center adjoins Ninohe Station on the Tohoku Shinkansen line. Remodeled and reopened in April 2018, the local products center on the first floor now carries an even more extensive selection of specialty products from 19 cities, towns, and villages in Aomori, Akita, and Iwate. In the restaurant on the second floor, you can enjoy dishes made with ingredients from Ninohe. In addition, coworking spaces and a pergola deck have been added to the third floor, making this a facility with a full array of spaces for everyone from families with children to businesspeople.

    旧・奥州街道をランニングで旅した際に立ち寄りました。お土産物屋が連なる施設で比較的新しい雰囲気でした。また、無料の展望台があって二戸の街を一望。新幹線が良く見えるので鉄道好きには良いかもしれません。

  • Iwate Children's Center Iwate Kodomo no Mori
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    4.5
    14 Reviews
    Life / Living / Hospital
    Iwate Pref. Ninohegunichinohemachi Okunakayama Nishitako 1468-2
    This is Iwate Prefecture’s only large-scale children’s center. It is a hands-on facility that allows children to play freely in nature, and experience many things through various games with friends and family. There are campgrounds, accommodation facilities, outdoor and indoor playgrounds in the vast grounds surrounded by beautiful beech forests. In the indoor area there are various places to play such as an adventure tower “Noppii” with various gimmicks, “Rakugaki-dori” (Scribble Street) where visitors can draw freely, and various workshops are held on weekends.

    岩手県北の山の中にある、県立の児童館です。入館は無料で色々な遊びができます、キャンプ場など有料の施設もありますが、子供と一緒に一日ゆっくりと過ごせる所です。館内には遊具が沢山ありますし、屋外には水遊び等があり、お弁当を持って親子で楽しく遊ぶことができ、とても満足しました。

  • Ihatov Volcano Bureau
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    4.0
    14 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Iwate Hachimantai-shi Matsuo Yoriki Dai2-chiwari Hata 515
    This exhibition facility is located along Prefectural Route 45 in Matsuoyoriki, Hachimantai City. It introduces information related to the history and mechanism of the volcanic activity of Mt. Iwate and disaster prevention through dioramas, videos and panels. You can also watch live video from the summit of Mt. Iwate.

    There are a lot of interesting maps and 3D diagrams here of Mt. Iwate and past volcanic activity in this area. Unfortunately most of the information is only in Japanese. Still, it is free, so if...

  • Hachimantai Jukai Line
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    4.5
    10 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Iwate Hachimantai-shi
    This driving course runs along Prefectural Route 318 from Hachimantai City’s Matsukawa Onsen. You can drive through the nature of Hachimantai Plateau on the way to Hachimantai Aspite Line via Toshichi Onsen. Although it is closed during the winter, you can enjoy a snow corridor with snow on both sides of the road after it reopens.

    樹海ラインの名ふさわしい 森の車少ないルートだ 眺望良好な数か所が在る 見返り峠三叉路を下る 右側は玉川上流幾重にも沢が刻み込まれ 超眺望良 遠望に鳥海山 紅葉は日本一 1㎞弱でもっこ岳から岩木山への登山口 もっこ岳からは岩木乳頭駒ヶ岳鳥海大平森吉岩木八幡平と360度の眺望 稜線右秋田県から左岩手県へ1㎞強下る藤七温泉だ 途中から野天堀温泉が5-6湯見える 自然環境そのまま豪快 そのもの 温泉...

  • Iwate Yakehashiri International Exchange Village
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    4.0
    9 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Iwate Pref. Hachimantaishi Hirakasa Dai24chiwari 728
    Iwate Yakehashiri International Exchange Village is a lodging facility in the city of Hachimantai in Iwate Prefecture. In addition to a spacious campground and cabins, it also has a hot spring bath available for day use. Its popular restaurant serves specialties such as Lava Flow Black Curry. The lodging facilities allow guests to bring their pets, so many pet owners stay here.

    岩手山登山で焼走り登山口からピストンしました。上り5時間、下り4時間の長丁場です。下山後、温泉に入って汗を流せるのは登山では最高の贅沢です。ついでに食事をしようと思ったのですが、午後2時までだそうです。諦めて夕食は国道まで出ていただきました。日帰りのお客さんやキャンプ場で自炊する方が多いのでしょうが、せめて浴場が閉まるまでは営業していてほしいと思います。

  • Hachimantai Matsuo Mine Museum
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    4.0
    7 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Iwate Hachimantai-shi Kashiwa Dai2-5-6
    This museum is located in Kashiwadai2-Chome, Hachimantai City. It stores and exhibits historical materials related to the Matsuo Mine. The Matsuo Mine developed from the Meiji period (1868-1912) to around 1970 as the sulfur mine with the highest output in Asia, but also became famous for large-scale mining pollution.

    Very interesting objects in here showcasing the history of the mine. It is cold inside in winter, but still worth checking out

  • Fusetsuka
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    4.5
    6 Reviews
    Shopping
    Iwate Hachimantai-shi Hotozaka 236
    This tofu shop is located along National Route 282 in Hotozaka, Hachimantai City. The shop sells Japanese varieties of soybeans cultivated by contract farmers, and rich tofu made from natural bittern and soft water pumped from underground. In addition to yuba tofu skin and okara soy pulp, there are also waffles and donuts made with soy milk.

    豆腐の味がしっかりするソフトクリーム、豆乳ドーナッツ、湯葉クリームコロッケ、おぼろ豆腐など、一度試してみたい豆腐グッズ多数あり。サンデーの下に敷いてあるのは、フレークではなく、煮豆。tofu

  • Goshono Jomon Park
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    4.0
    5 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Iwate Pref. Ninohegunichinohemachi Iwadate Goshono 2
    A historic site and park located a five-minute drive south on National Route 4 traveling from the Ichinohe Interchange on the Tohoku Jukan Expressway Hachinohe Route. The park is maintained on the site of a mid-Jomon period settlement. The East Village contains over 200 pit dwellings, while graves have been found in the square in the Central Village. There are the remains of a building made from giant logs lashed together on the outskirts of the graveyard which is thought to have been connected to the graves. The Goshono Jomon Museum inside the park contains a building destroyed by a fire 4,000 years ago, an exhibit on the process involved in recreating a pit dwelling, and exhibits containing tools and other objects.

    旧・奥州街道をランニングで旅した際に立ち寄りました。こういった公園って中途半端なものも多くてあまり期待していなかったのですが、実際に行ってみたらとても広くて手入れも良く良い意味で想像を裏切られました。

  • Kuzumaki Winery
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    4.0
    5 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Iwate Pref. Iwategunkuzumakimachi Ekari 1-95-55
    This winery, located in Hiraniwa Highland in Iwate District, Iwate Prefecture, was established in 1979 as part of a project aimed at town renewal utilizing the area's crimson glory vine grapes. Focused on making wines rooted in the local community, the winery makes wines like Yamabudo Wine made exclusively with crimson glory vine grapes; Hotaru; and Foret, a wine made with European grapes which has won awards in international wine competitions. Visitors can taste and purchase the winery's wines in the on-site shop. With an advance reservation, you can tour the winery and view the production tanks, bottling facility, and even the wine cellar, plus enjoy soba noodles and other dishes at the adjoining restaurant dedicated to local production for local consumption.

    珍しい山ぶどうのワインのワイナリーです。 ワイン醸造場の見学コースもあります。 おススメは常時10種類以上のワインの無料試飲ができることですね。

  • Hachimantai City Museum
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    4.5
    3 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Iwate Hachimantai-shi Kamasuda 230
    This museum is located in Kamasuda, Hachimantai City. It houses a collection of materials about the culture and history of the old town, which grew up as a key transport center leading to Tsugaru and Akita. Its four permanent exhibitions are “Life and Culture in the Appikawa and Yoneshiro Watersheds,” “Lacquerware: Beauty in the Midst of Everyday Life,” “Carrying Past Ways of Life into the Present Day,” and “Literature, the Jomon Era, and Skiing.” Other exhibits include specially produced Appi lacquerware, everyday goods from the past, and items connected with Kojun, the 15th great high priest of Kan’eiji Temple Gokoku-in.

    It was a great place to see Japanese ancient histories and their old stuff. There are many sections by each era, starting from Jomon period. The most fascinating things are Appi Urushi bowls and...

  • Hachimantai Sancho Rest House
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Iwate Pref. Hachimantaishi ツキ Semboku, Akita prefecture
    At this rest area located near the peak of Hachimantai, there is a restaurant and souvenir shop where you can buy local products. Also, the Observatory spot also makes this a great location for looking out over Hachimantai. The rest house has one floor above ground and two basement floors—the first floor features the observatory spot and a rest area with tons of information on the natural surroundings of Hachimantai. The basement first floor has a section for light meals like udon and curry, and a section with sightseeing information. In the hall of retail shops on the basement second floor, you can purchase Hachimantai original goods.
  • Iwate Kenmin no Mori
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    3.5
    3 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Iwate Pref. Hachimantaishi Matsuoyoriki 1-515-5
    This forest park is in Yoriki, Matsuo, Hachimantai City to the north of Mt. Iwate. Covering about 360 hectares, it offers facilities such as a campground, walking paths, recreational areas, and a woodworking center. Their Forest Learning Center is constructed with timber from the prefectural. It has a large wooden playscape, an observation room, and an exhibition area with displays on the forest. They also hold handicraft programs,.

    八幡平の広大に敷地を要する県民の森にある公共施設でログハウスのような建物。毎週火曜日が休館びでこのあたり一帯には火曜日にはゆかないほうが賢明

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A northern Tohoku prefecture promising peace and quiet, Iwate is sparsely populated, replacing people with snow-capped mountains, history-rich sites, and fields of crops that are to thank for the region's delicious local cuisine. Meander along the three-city Golden Route, where you'll visit the grand Buddhist temples of Hiraizumi and the Tono folk villages before tasting the three famed noodle dishes of Morioka.

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