• Hachimantai Aspite Line
  • Hachimantai Aspite Line

Hachimantai Aspite Line

  • Wi-Fi
    Available for free


Hachimantai Aspite Line is a 27-km prefectural road that connects Hachimantai, Iwate and Kazuno, Akita. An aspite is a volcano that is shaped like a laid-down shield. From the road, you can drive across the volcanic terrain that covers both Iwate and Akita and enjoy its unique scenery.
The road is open from mid-April to early November. Slow curves continue along the mountains from the starting point in Iwate, offering views of natural landscapes including Mt. Iwate, the adored symbol of Iwate, a blue lake in the crater, and Maries' firs. The dramatic snow-walled corridor is famous across Japan. It is open from the beginning of the season to mid-May, and nearly 9 m of snow towers skyward on both sides of the road.
The road is also popular in early October for its famous fiery fall colors.
It is accessible by car, the Hachimantai Nature Bus or by local bus. From when it opens until late May, entry is prohibited at night, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 a.m. the next day. The road may be closed all day depending on the weather.

Location Information

  • Address

    Matsuoyoriki, Hachimantai-shi, Iwate, 028-7302

  • Nearest Station
    Appikogen Station
    ・ Hanawa Line
  • Phone Number
    Available languages
    only in Japanese
  • Wi-Fi
    Available for free

Further Facilities & Services

  • Smoking allowed
    Smoking area inside

Recommended Spots in Area

  • Visiting
※ The above information was correct at the time of updating, but there may be changes to actual prices. Please confirm the current prices when visiting.