The Hachimantai Plateau is a treasure trove of lake, marsh, and alpine flora. The incline of the plateau is moderate, so it is a good place for trekking even for beginners or people of a certain age. The view of Hachiman-numa Pond and the surrounding wetlands from the Hachimannuma Observatory is splendid. In winter, excellent skiing is available. Hachimantai is also famous for its many and excellent onsen. Appi Plateau, which stretches from the Hachimantai Plateau, boasts one of the largest ski resorts in Japan, as well as a stock ranch.
From JR Morioka Station: about 1 h 50 min by bus to the top of Hachimantai