Easy Mountain Bike Tour of Hachimantai’s Appi Highlands


Feel the wind in your hair and enjoy the gorgeous scenery of Hachimantai and the Appi Highlands, on this family-friendly mountain bike tour. Ride through verdant broadleaf forests, and gentle plains under open skies, with an experienced MTB guide.


  • Take in the vastness of Mt. Iwate that dominates the landscape
  • Start the day by brushing up your MTB skills with an internationally accredited guide
  • Enjoy the gorgeous nature of Towada-Hachimantai National Park from spring to fall
  • Ride through forests of Japanese beech, Erman’s birch, and konara oak trees
  • Speed through the spectacular vastness of the Appi Highlands

Key Information

Important Information

- Gloves and face towels can be bought at the lodge if needed - Showers at the lodge are available free-of-charge in summer - Measures are in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19: 1) Disinfecting and ventilation of the lodge interior 2) Health management of staff, daily temperature checks 3) Mask-wearing and hand-sanitizing is requested of staff and guests except while riding 4) Frequent disinfecting of rental equipment and fixtures 5) Social distancing rules will be followed during tours 6) Tours will be immediately suspended if staff or guests become ill 7) Tours groups limited to eight participants Programs have been designed with meticulous attention to detail, so that all participants can join with absolute peace of mind. - This tour requires at least two participants; solo guests may book by paying the two-person price - Participants must be at least 6 years old and 130 cm tall - Children aged 6–12 must be accompanied by an adult - If we have to cancel the tour due to risk of bad weather or natural disaster we will inform you the day before to refund or reschedule - The tour may be changed or canceled on the day in case of unexpected bad weather; we cannot refund tour fees after the tour has started - Please understand that in booking this activity, we may share your booking information (but without individually identifiable data) to the Ministry of the Environment, with which this activity is affiliated. By making a booking, you signify that you agree to these terms.


This tour is available every day from June to October. Schedule: 09:30 — Reception at the lodge* 10:00 — Tour briefing and equipment fitting 10:30 — Basic MTB lesson (riding position, gear and brake use, etc.) 11:00 — Transfer to the starting point by car 11:30 — Mountain bike tour 12:30 — Lunch break 13:00 — Mountain bike tour 14:00 — Return to lodge, enjoy ice coffee or Hachimantai apple juice (cold beer available for purchase) 14:30 — Tour ends, drop-off at bus stop if needed After the tour, you’ll get photos and videos taken by your guide during the tour. *Guests arriving by bus from Morioka will not be able to reach the lodge by 09:30, but will have a slightly adjusted schedule.

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