A 1,614 meter high volcano designated Towada-Hachimantai National Park and considered one of the 100 most beautiful mountains in Japan. A shield volcano formed by the hardening of soft lava, the flat peak gives it a somewhat unusual shape. Accordingly, instead of the view from the mountain top, visitors can enjoy the fall colors of the grasses in the wetlands near the peak, as well as the colorful Japanese maples and beeches as seen from the Jukai Line and the Hachimantai Aspite Line, a road leading to the top of the mountain. The plants and trees on the mountain start changing color in late September, with the best time to enjoy the foliage lasting until around mid-October.
Iwate prefecture/Akita prefecture/Aomori prefecture Hachimantai city [map]
- State of fall foliage
- Fallen leaves
- Autumn foliage forecast
- Late Sep.-Mid-Oct.
- Open 24 hours
- open everyday
- Parking Lot
- Night viewing
- Not available
- Public toilets
- Japanese beech, cherry tree, kaede (Japanese maple)etc
- Best time to see:Hachimantai summit Late Sep.-Early Oct.
Hachimantai Aspireteline Early Oct.-Mid-Oct.
Forest Ohashi and Onsen Early Oct.-Mid-range
Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN
- On foot aboutminutes
- about m
- View route from Station View route from Bus Stop View route from IC View route from Parking
Nearby Tourist Attractions
Iwate Main Areas
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.