Hachimantai Snowshoe Trekking Tour and Goshogake Onsen Visit


Grab a pair of snowshoes and get trekking across the snowy fields and virgin beech forest of Onuma Pond in Hachimantai. Your English-speaking host will guide you through irresistible, fluffy white powder snow, to stunning sights of frozen nature.


  • Learn to navigate the wild in snowshoes
  • Walk through seemingly endless soft powder snow
  • Try local delicacy ‘kiritanpo nabe’ when you break for lunch
  • Experience the wonder of nature, as you trek through the landscapes of Japan’s National Parks
  • Take a rest at Goshogake Onsen with seven kinds of hot spring bath

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On this guided trek in Towada-Hachimantai National Park, you’ll discover the unmatched beauty of a snow-covered landscape around Onuma Pond in Hachimantai. Onuma Pond is Japan’s largest swamp, and the area is treasured for its biodiversity as well as its beauty. In the depths of winter, while nature sleeps under a blanket of snow, you can visit the popular trails and see beautiful scenery cast all in white. Trek through deep drifts of snow, marvel at the frozen panorama, and resist the urge to plunge into the seemingly endless powder at every turn. After your snow fun, defrost and unwind at Goshogake Onsen, a hot spring with seven different baths — the perfect place to deepen your appreciation of onsen culture. From the box steam bath — a small, box-like sauna that covers your body up to the neck— to the mineral-rich mud bath, there are so many ways to soak away your troubles. For lunch, you’ll get to try an Akita specialty: kiritanpo nabe. This is a warming hotpot generally made with chicken stock, leeks, parsley, burdock, maitake mushrooms, and chunks of ‘kiritanpo’ — a kind of rice paste that’s toasted on cedar skewers. Perfect for recharging after a winter’s day hike! After Goshogake Onsen, a taxi will take you back to Road Station Kazuno where you started. Here you’ll say farewell to your guide, and move on to your next adventure.

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