VIDEO| A peek at volcanic peaks near Misawa Air Base

Photo by Takahiro Takiguchi
Photo by Takahiro Takiguchi

VIDEO| A peek at volcanic peaks near Misawa Air Base

by Takahiro Takiguchi
Stripes Japan

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

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.

Don’t miss beautiful Suiren-Numa swamp on your drive. The road in this area widens, allowing parking for several cars. There is a trail to a wooden observation deck that offers spectacular views of a lovely small pond, marsh and Mount Hakkoda. The clear pond reflects the picture-perfect mountains like a mirror.

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