Aomori Trekking: Mt. Iwaki and Mt. Hakkoda

Explore Mt. Iwaki and Mt. Hakkoda, Aomori’s two sole mountains among the best 100 mountains in Japan

3 days
Aomori

Highlights

  • Trek Mt. Iwaki, the highest mountain in Aomori, referred to as Tsugaru-Fuji due to its shape
  • Explore Mt. Hakkoda, which has some beautiful alpine marshlands in its mountain range
  • Soak in Sukayu, one of the most famous "onsen" hot springs in Japan, with its historic and atmospheric building

Description

Mt. Iwaki is easily accessible by car to the eighth station of the mountain and trekking chairlifts are available from there to the ninth station. From the ninth station, it is only 147 meter elevation and 650 meter distance to the summit. Trekkers take the same route back to the base. Mt. Hakkoda is also easily accessible by ropeway, taking you from the base to the top of one of Hakkoda Mountains. The total distance of the trek is 5.9 kilometers, longer than Mt. Iwaki, but it mostly consists of descent.

Details

Itinerary

Day 1:  Transfer to the base of Mt. Iwaki
Aomori Airport pick-up at 14:35 (JAL145, HND Dpt. at 13:20) or
Shin-Aomori pick-up at 14:43 (Hayabusa 19, Tokyo Dept. at 11:20)
Accommodation: Rockwood Hotel & Spa

Day 2: Trek to Mt. Iwaki
6:30 Breakfast
8:30 Vehicle transfer to the eighth station of Mt. Iwaki
9:45 The eighth station of Mt. Iwaki, taking chairlift to the ninth station
10:30 Start trekking
12:00 Top of Mt. Iwaki
14:00 Back to the ninth station
14:15 Back to the eighth station
15:00 Tour in Iwakiyama Shrine, a national important cultural asset
16:30 Back to Rockwood Hotel & Spa

Day 3: Trek to Hakkoda and disband
6:30 Breakfast, check-out
7:30 Vehicle transfer to Hakkoda
9:15 Take Hakkoda Ropeway up to the top
10:15 Start trekking
10:40 Top of Mt. Tamoyachi
11:30 Kenashitai Marshland
13:50 Arrival at Sukayu; bathing in one of the most famous onsens in Japan
15:00 Depart Sukayu for Aomori Airport / Shin-Aomori Station
17:00 JAL148 (HND 18:20)
17:44 Hayabusa 36 (Tokyo 21:04)

Important information

Included in price

  • Hotel accommodation
  • All dinners and breakfasts
  • Guiding fees
  • Scheduled transfers from/to Aomori Airport / Shin-Aomori Station

Not included

  • Traveling expenses into Aomori
  • Lunch, snacks and fuel, drinks
  • Travel and personal insurance, medical insurance
  • Onsen fee at Sukayu (JPY1,000)

Minimum number of participants per tour is 2 persons.   
Maximum number of participants per tour is 10 persons.   

The tour prices shown are on 2-person basis per room, with breakfast and dinner included (buffet style). 
Please inquire for tour prices for 1-person and 3-person room occupancy.

Know before you book:

Cancellation:

  • Cancellation 1 day before: 20% of the full price
  • Cancellation on the day itself: 80% of the full price
  • Cancellation without informing the hotel: 100% of the full price

What you need to bring

  • Backpack
  • Comfortable hiking boots or sneakers
  • Weather appropriate outer wear (rain wear, thermals, etc.)
  • Thin gloves
  • Hat
  • Snacks, fuel
  • Water bottle

Meeting point

The meeting point is either at Aomori Airport or Shin-Aomori Station.

View Directions

Organised by Rockwood Hotel & Spa

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