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Hachimantai and Its Fall Colors ( Hachimantai City ) 

The volcanic plateau of Hachimantai  ( 1,613 m )  and Lake Towada in Aomori are together designated as Towada-Hachimantai National Park. There are scenic sightseeing roads that run through the area, as well as many swamps, marshes, and excellent hot springs. Hachimantai is beautiful any time of the year; in particular, from late September to mid-October, the green summer leaves turn color, painting the mountain in various shades of red and yellow. The sightseeing road that stretches between Matsukawa Hot Spring and Toshichi Hot Spring is called the Hachimantai Jukai Line; at the peak, there is a rest house with a restaurant and a souvenir shop.
Hachimantai Autumn Bus Packages 2015

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JR Tohoku Shinkansen
From Tokyo Station to Morioka Station: 2 hr. 26 min.
Morioka Station

Highway Bus
Dream Morioka Rakuchin-go  ( Tokyo to Morioka ) 
Yokohama to Morioka BEAM-1  ( Tokyo, Morioka, Miyako ) 
Urban-go  ( Sendai to Morioka ) 
Morioka Station

Bus from JR Morioka Station
Morioka-Hachimantai Line  ( no service from early Nov. ) 
Get on at Morioka Station East Exit Boarding Area 3 Get off at Hachimantai Chojo About 1 hr. 50 min. ride
Buses from 9:47, 10:47, 12:12 3 buses a day
019-654-9360  ( Morioka Station Bus Information Center ) 

About 40 min. from Matsuo-Hachimantai IC

Sightseeing Course

Express Bus Courses
Major Sightseeing Spots Tour Bus   Early July to late October

Course Name: Major Sightseeing Spots Tour Bus Early July to late October

Areas: Hachimantai Royal Hotel  ( 9:30 ) ; Hachimantai Rising Sun Hotel; Hachimantai Heights; Sakura Park; Hotel Appi Grand  ( 10:06 ) ; Sakura Park; Hachimantai Heights; Forest-I; Hachimantai Royal Hotel  ( 10:45 ) ; Hachimantai Resort Hotel; Yakehashiri International Exchange Village  ( 11:00 )  Bus in the opposite direction departs at 15:30.
Fare for 1 adult  ( 1 child ) : 500 yen  ( 250 yen ) *1-day pass
Time, etc: 1 hr. 30 min.

Information: Hachimantai Tourism Association tel: 0195-78-3500

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