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Oirase-Keiryu Use Optimization

The Oirase-Keiryu area has seen significant traffic congestion particularly on holidays during the spring and autumn, and there is concern about the impact on the natural environment as well as preventing comfortable and safe use. In response to this, related organizations have formed the Oirase-Keiryu Use Optimization Council and other groups to consider measures to optimize use, and measures such as traffic control is implemented on holidays when significant traffic congestion is expected.
*Please note that the details of restrictions will change every year.

Driving snowmobiles directly into area is prohibited.

In order to protect the natural landscape and flora and fauna in the area around Mt. Hakkoda, Mt. Hachimantai, Mt. Akita-Komagatake, and Mt. Iwate from unregulated use of vehicles such as snowmobiles, in accordance with the Natural Parks Act, it is designated as an area where the use of such vehicles is regulated.
However, even in the regulated areas, there have still been cases of people driving into the area in snowmobiles, therefore joint patrols are being conducted in cooperation with related agencies, such as the police, and other measures such as installing warning signs within the regulated areas and conducting patrols are being implemented.

"My Car (Private Car)" Regulations

At Mt. Akita-Komagatake, in order to protect the natural environment from traffic congestion and exhaust gas due to the use of private cars, etc., all vehicles (Including bicycles. However, excluding buses (including microbuses with 11 or more passenger capacity), taxis, limousines, and authorized vehicles) are regulated in the area from the Mt. Akita-Komagatake Trailhead (or the Parking Area branch point) to the eighth station of Mt. Akita-Komagatake on Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays during the period from June 1 thru Oct. 31 and weekdays from June 21 thru Aug. 19. During the period of "My Car Regulations," alternative buses will be in operation to secure transportation for visitors.