Best trails in Iwate, Japan

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Trying to find the best Iwate trails? AllTrails has 22 great hiking trails, views trails, wild flowers trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Whether you're looking for the best trails in 十和田八幡平国立公園 or around Hachimantai, Takizawa or Hanamaki we've got you covered. If you're looking for great Iwate state park trails, check out Hayachine Quasi-National Park. Ready for some activity? There are 12 moderate trails in Iwate ranging from 1.2 to 8.2 miles and from 1,666 to 6,627 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Iwate, Japan
Top trails (22)
#1 - Mount Kurakake - Ainosawa Campsite Loop
Towada-Hachimantai National Park
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Length: 4.6 mi • Est. 1 h 51 m
Mount Kurakake - Ainosawa Campsite Loop (鞍掛山 - 相の沢キャンプ場ループ) A loop path goes to Mount Kurakake, which is located at the southeastern foot of Mount Iwate. From the mountaintop, you can enjoy the superb views of Mount Iwate, Mount Hayachine, and Mount Akita-Komagatake.Show more
#2 - Mount Akita-Komagatake - Kunimi Onsen
Towada-Hachimantai National Park
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Length: 7.2 mi • Est. 4 h 53 m
Mount Akita-Komagatake - Kunimi Onsen (秋田駒ヶ岳 - 国見温泉) The highest peak of Akita prefecture, which is located at the southern end of the Towada-Hachimantai National Park. Mount Akita-Komagatake is a general name of three peaks, Mount Onamedake, Mount Odake, and Mount Medake. From Kunimi Onsen and travels through several peaks. From this route, you can view magnificent Mount Chokai, Mount Iwate, and Lake Tazawa, the deepest lake in Japan, and gorgeous alpine plants!Show more
#3 - Mount Iwate: Yanagisawa Course (New Road)
Towada-Hachimantai National Park
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Length: 7.1 mi • Est. 6 h 1 m
This is the most popular hiking course of Mount Iwate Hiking Courses (Mount Iwate: Yanagisawa Course (New Road) (岩手山: 柳沢コース (新道)) to the summit of Mount Iwate. There are variety of seasonal wildflowers and magnificent views of Morioka city and Kitakami-Sanchi mountains.Show more
#4 - Mount Kurakake
Towada-Hachimantai National Park
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Length: 4.2 mi • Est. 1 h 42 m
鞍掛山 岩手山の南東麓に位置し、指定名勝の一つにもなっています。。山頂からは岩手山、早池峰山、秋田駒ヶ岳の雄大な景色を楽しめます。 山のふもとには、キャンプ場、たきざわ自然情報センター、牧場や温泉に広い駐車場など、たくさんの施設が整備されています。家族連れで登山初心者にもお勧めの山です。Show more
#5 - Mount Iwate: Nanataki Course
Towada-Hachimantai National Park
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Length: 11.7 mi • Est. 7 h 35 m
Mount Iwate: Nanataki Course (岩手山: 七滝コース) This trail takes you to the summit of Mount Iwate which is volcanic mountain. You will be hiking through waterfalls, volcano valleys, wetlands and crater lakes.Show more
#6 - Mount Gentagadake - Matsukawa Onsen
Towada-Hachimantai National Park
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Length: 7.5 mi • Est. 4 h 1 m
松川温泉から出発し、山頂周辺の華麗な花畑で知られる源太ヶ岳に向かいます。壮大な岩手山、秋田駒ヶ岳や八幡平も見られます。Show more
#7 - Mount Himekami
Morioka Shi, Iwate, Japan
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Length: 3.6 mi • Est. 2 h 49 m
Mount Himekami (姫神山) has been known as a sacred mountain since ancient times. The trail near to the summit, you can see magnificent landscapes with large granite piled up. The unobstructed peak offers 360-degree panoramic views include Mount Iwate.Show more
#8 - Mount Iwate: Amihari Course
Towada-Hachimantai National Park
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Length: 13.4 mi • Est. 8 h 24 m
岩手山: 網張コース 鬼ヶ城と呼ばれる岩陵帯が特徴で、景勝地としても知られています。コースは、網張スキー場の登山口から出発します。登山道を進んでいくと、姥倉山付近から雄大な岩手山が姿を現し始めます。このコースでは登り、または帰りにリフトを使用することもできます。Show more
#9 - Mount Iwate: Yakehashiri Course
Towada-Hachimantai National Park
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Length: 8.2 mi • Est. 6 h 17 m
岩手山: 焼走りコース 柳澤コースと並ぶ人気の登山コースである焼走りコースは、焼走り熔岩流の登山口からスタートします。2つの噴火口跡からは溶岩流全体と東東北地域を見渡す素晴らしい眺望を望めます。Show more
#10 - Mount Kurakake - Ainosawa Campsite
Towada-Hachimantai National Park
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Length: 2.0 mi • Est. 49 m
Mount Kurakake - Ainosawa Campsite (鞍掛山 - 相の沢キャンプ場) Hike up Mount Kurakake, located at the southeastern foot of Mount Iwate. From the mountaintop, hikers can see the gorgeous landscapes of Mount Iwate, Mount Hayachine, and Mount Akita-Komagatake.Show more
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