Towada-Hachimantai National Park (Hachimantai area)

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Mt. Akita-Komagatake Trekking Course

Model Course Scenery

Flower mountain to enjoy alpine plants, Mt. Akitakomagatake Trekking

Starting from the 8th station through New-road Course via Katakuradake Viewpoint and Amidaike Pond before reaching the top of Mt. Onamedake. The return course is to start from Babanokomichi Trail through to Oyakesuna, and then via Mt. Yokodake and Mt. Yakemori before arriving back to the 8th station.

On Mt. Akita-Komagatake, various alpine plants delight the eyes of visitors. The most impressive views are the flower fields of Aleutian Avens and Daylily around Amidaike Pond and along Babanokomichi Trail, in addition to Komakusa Dicentra communities seen at Oyakesuna and Yakemori. And the views from Katakura Viewpoint and Mt. Onamedake are other scenic attractions.

Mt. Akita-Komagatake Trekking Course

Course Time

Section Time
Mt. Akitakomagatake 8th Station of → Amidaike Pond 1 hr 10 min.
Amidaike Pond ←→ Mt. Onamedake Ascending: 20 min. Descending: 15 min.
Amidaike Pond → Fork (Babanokomichi Trail Course) 1 hr 10 min.
Fork → Mt. Yokodake 40 min.
Mt. Yokodake → Mt. Akita-Komagatake 8th Station 55 min.

* The course time and distance are shown just as a guide.


Section Transportation Time
Tazawako Station → Alpa Komakusa Ugo Kotsu (bus) 30 min
Alpa Komakusa → Mt. Akitakomagatake 8th Station
(Alpa Komakusa → Mt. Akitakomagatake 8th Station: Available only when private cars are not allowed.)
Ugo Kotsu (bus) 30 min

* For details, please check with the information counter or website of each transportation facility, or others.

Katakuradake Observation Deck

Katakuradake Viewpoint

Located almost halfway between the 8th Station and Amidaike Pond, you can enjoy the views of Mt. Moriyoshi and Lake Tazawa from this observation deck. On a clear day, even the views of Shirakami-Sanchi and Mt. Chokai can be enjoyed.

Amidaike Pond

Amidaike Pond

The pond is surrounded by Mt. Onamedake, Mt. Odake, Mt. Yokodake, and others, and has wooden walkways around it. On its west side, flower fields spread around to make visitors enjoy seeing various flowers such as Aleutian Avens, Kobaikeso White Helleboer, and Daylily. On the east side, there are a shelter hut and toilets, which are the most appropriate to stop over for taking a break.

Komakusa Dicentra

Komakusa Dicentra

On Mt. Akita-Komagatake, various flowers can be seen from June to September. Especially at Oyakesuna in July, a large community of Komakusa Dicentra is impressively beautiful.