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Mt. Hakkoda

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Name in Japanese: Hakkoda-san (八甲田山)
Location: Aomori
Elevation: 1,584 m
1/25000 map: Sukayu (酸ヶ湯), Hakkodasan (八甲田山), Moya (雲谷), Tashirotai (田代平)
Season for hikers: July to early October

Volcanic massif with beautiful wetlands and volcanic cone in northern end of Honshu

Mt. Hakkoda is located at the northern ōu mountain range, and is the collective name for a group of mountains. Mt. Hakkoda is mainly divided into 2 mountain ranges, North Hakkoda and South Hakkoda, and the highest summit is located at North Hakkoda. It belongs to Towada Hachimantai National Park.

Sample hiking route

Distance (round trip): 10.0 km
Distance in elevation: 660 m
Difficulty during the best season: intermediate level
Trailhead: Sukayu Onsen

Route and estimated course time:
Sukayu Onsen -(1:20)- Sennintai hut -(0:50)- Hakkoda Otake (Mt. Hakkoda) -(0:55)- Kami-Kenashitai -(0:40)- Shimo-Kenashitai -(0:50)- Sukayu Onsen [4:35 in total]

Note: Mt. Hakkoda is consited of many peaks and small ponds. This route walk along, looking at the ponds and step many peaks. The easiest route to the peak (Hakkoda Otake) is from Sancho Koen (a repeway station). The distance in elevation between Sancho Koen and Hakkoda Otake is only 284 m.

Sample hiking route map

sample hiking route of Mt. Hakkoda
marks on the map

Hiking report
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Public transportation
Haneda Airport (Tokyo) -[Airline]- Aomori Airport -[JR Bus Tohoku]- Aomori Station -[JR Bus Tohoku]- Sukayu Onsen (traihead)

Flight information/Timetable:
Sukayu Onsen (traihead)

Flight information/Timetable:
Haneda Airport to Aomori Airport: Aomori Airport
Aomori Airport to Aomori Station: Aomori Airport
Hirosaki Station to sukayu Onsen: JR Bus Tohoku

Hot bath after hiking

Sukayu Onsen(酸ヶ湯温泉)
Fee: 600 yen/adult
Bathing time: 7:00-17:30
Telephone: 017-738-6400
Remarks: This is a mixed bathing.


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  • Hello!

    I noticed the beauty of Japanese nature when I went to an English language school in the US. While staying the US, I enjoyed hiking at National Parks. I wanted visitors from different countries to have a good time here in Japan as I did in the US.