Mount Hakkoda offers natural beauty near Misawa

Mount Hakkoda offers natural beauty near Misawa

by Takahiro Takiguchi
Stripes Japan

Located near Misawa Air Base, Mount Hakkoda consists of several volcanic peaks and is a must-see attraction.

Throughout the summer time, you can enjoy the majestic view of snow-capped mountainsides while driving through the Hakkoda-Towada Gold Line.

You can enjoy the beauty of the natural surroundings, along with the pungent smell of sulfur – a telltale sign of mineral-rich natural hot spring water.

The area is home to half a dozen isolated hot springs. Sukayu Spa is located in an active volcanic zone with a sulfuric pond where you can explore along a short trail that leads to a stream fed by hot spring water.

The 1,180-foot-long, 400-foot-tall Jogakura Bridge – Japan’s largest arch bridge – is also nearby.

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