Hachimantai City

Central Iwate

Arrived at the Hachimantai summit at an altitude of 1,613m. What you can see below from the observation deck is Hachimanuma, which has a circumference of 1.5 km. It is the only crater lake of Aspite Volcano in Japan, and is the largest of all the ponds and marshes in Hachimantai. If you look closely, you can see that the colors differ slightly depending on the depth. From the observation deck, you can see famous peaks in Tohoku such as Mt. Iwate, Mt. Hakkoda, Mt. Iwaki, and Mt. Chokai. There is a mountain hut called Ryounso on the west side of the swamp, where you can stay overnight during stormy weather. It takes about an hour to go around the swamp along the wooden path. From summer to early fall, you can see daylilies, pygmy lilies, chinese lilies, cotton lilies, and cotton lilies as the seasons change.

Hachimantai City, Iwate Prefecture
(One company) Hachimantai City Tourism Association
Phone number 0195-78-3500
FAX number 0195-78-3838

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