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Towada, Oirase, HakkodaTowada-Hachimantai National Park



Hakkoda, a place to experience first-hand the harsh and gentle sides of nature.

Hakkoda Mountains are the generic name referring to the chain of peaks crossing the northern part of the Towada-Hachimantai National Park. It is composed of over 10 mountains, including its primary peak, Mt. Hakkoda-odake. With marshlands visible far and wide, the area is a treasure trove of alpine flora. It attracts many hikers in the spring and summer. Autumn is stunning beauty. In the distance, visitors can see Mt. Iwaki, the Aomori city center, Mutsu Bay, and Hokkaido if the weather is fine. In winter, visitors can enjoy mountain skiing on powder snow course among majestic frost-covered trees, a spectacle that each year attracts a growing number of skiers from abroad. The ropeway offers visitors to enjoy the magnificent nature of Hakkoda Mountains through a "walk through the air."

Facility Outline

Open:9:00 - 16:40 (Summer: March 1 – early November)
9:00 - 16:00 (Winter: Mid-November – end of February)
* Times may change during special event periods.
Closed:5 days from Monday to Friday in the second week of November (for maintenance)
Usage Fee:Requires a Fee
Foreign Languages Accommodated:(Pamphlet only) English, Chinese and Korean
Address:Kansuizawa 1-12, Arakawa, Aomori City, Aomori Prefecture
Sancho Koen Station rooftop
Sancho Koen Station rooftop
An aerial trip by ropeway
An aerial trip by ropeway
Message from the Facility
The rooftop of Sancho Koen Station offers a 360-degree panoramic view. A new wooden deck currently under construction is scheduled to be completed in the summer of 2017, and will provide views of Kenashitai Marshland, a popular spot within Hakkoda. Summit Park is also wheelchair-accessible. Visitors can see a variety of alpine flora while strolling along the Gourd Line walking path at the summit. Visitors can also spend a relaxing time at the Tamoyachi Marshland Viewpoint, with enjoying the magnificent view of Mt. Akakura, Mt. Idodake, and Mt. Odake beyond the marshes.

Director & Senior Executive Officer
Masaharu Ebina