Although most recognised as a skier’s paradise, the Hakkoda area’s green season is the perfect time to get outside and enjoy the nature of the Japanese highlands. From the mountain top, you can access trails that explore marshlands and other alpine nature, which are especially beautiful in autumn.
Shirakami Sanchi Area
Hike through one of Japan’s most sacred spots: Shirakami Sanchi. This 130,000 hectare UNESCO World Heritage site is shared between Aomori and Akita prefectures. There are 12 hiking courses where you can explore the expansive ancient beech tree forests as well as the 33 different ponds in the area.
Oirase Gorge and Lake Towada Area
Blessed with pristine water and soil, Oirase Gorge has vibrant and lush greenery during Aomori’s mild summers, making it a wonderful hiking spot. The river flows from the picturesque Lake Towada, hidden in a national park where you can experience true serenity.
Hachinohe is a coastal city in the east of Aomori Prefecture abundant with exciting attractions and delicious seafood from the North Pacific Ocean. It is the perfect place to cycle and enjoy the sea breeze as you take in the mountains to one side and the sea to the other.