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This Christmas, why not enjoy a snow viewing bath and sake at Matsukawaso in Matsukawa Onsen?

With the first snow falling on Mt. Iwate in mid-October and lingering until early May when visitors have the rare opportunity to see snow together with the cherry blossoms, Hachimantai’s long winters and heavy snowfall draw visitors from far and wide. Hachimantai’s extremely dry powder snow is well-known amongst skiers and snowboarders across Japan and around the world, but winter here offers more than just great experiences on the slopes. Here’s your insider guide to getting even more from your journey to this winter wonderland.

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Après ski Hachimantai-style

While the nightlife in Hachimantai might be less developed than other Japanese or international ski resorts, après ski here gives you the unique opportunity to experience regional Japanese culture and meet the locals who call Hachimantai home.

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Your insider guide to winter in Hachimantai

With the first snow falling on Mt. Iwate in mid-October and lingering until early May when visitors have the rare opportunity to see snow together with the cherry blossoms, Hachimantai’s long winters and heavy snowfall draw visitors from far and wide. Hachimantai’s extremely dry powder snow is well-known amongst skiers and snowboarders across Japan and around the world, but winter here offers more than just great experiences on the slopes. Here’s your insider guide to getting even more from your journey to this winter wonderland.

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Photo: Iwate Hotels & Resorts, Inc

Appi Kogen International Resort – Winner of Two World-Class Awards, and a Great Place to Ring in the New Year!

Forecast calls for lots more snow tomorrow! It’s been a bit too warm the last couple days, but all that will change for the next week or so.
What better way to enjoy a snow day then relaxing in an open-air bath! Kyounso, one of the three inns of Matsukawa Onsen, has a breathtakingly beautiful outdoor bath with milky white water that and views of the surrounding mountains that will silence your mind and bring you into the present moment.

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Photo: Hachimantai DMO, Inc.

Get the Most Out of Autumn in Just Three Days! Tour Hachimantai’s Natural Scenery on E-Bikes and Check Out Season-Exclusive Art

Forecast calls for lots more snow tomorrow! It’s been a bit too warm the last couple days, but all that will change for the next week or so.
What better way to enjoy a snow day then relaxing in an open-air bath! Kyounso, one of the three inns of Matsukawa Onsen, has a breathtakingly beautiful outdoor bath with milky white water that and views of the surrounding mountains that will silence your mind and bring you into the present moment.

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Photo: Hachimantai DMO, Inc.

Take an Autumn Train Ride Through Local Art History on the Hanawa Line

Forecast calls for lots more snow tomorrow! It’s been a bit too warm the last couple days, but all that will change for the next week or so.
What better way to enjoy a snow day then relaxing in an open-air bath! Kyounso, one of the three inns of Matsukawa Onsen, has a breathtakingly beautiful outdoor bath with milky white water that and views of the surrounding mountains that will silence your mind and bring you into the present moment.

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Autumn scenery and Mt. Iwate, viewed on Mt. Mitsuishi – Photo: Hachimantai DMO, Inc.

The Earliest Autumn Scenery in Honshu! Plus, Matsukawa’s Hidden Springs

Forecast calls for lots more snow tomorrow! It’s been a bit too warm the last couple days, but all that will change for the next week or so.
What better way to enjoy a snow day then relaxing in an open-air bath! Kyounso, one of the three inns of Matsukawa Onsen, has a breathtakingly beautiful outdoor bath with milky white water that and views of the surrounding mountains that will silence your mind and bring you into the present moment.

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Race through Appi and Hachimantai on a mountain bike!

Race Through Appi and Hachimantai on a Mountain Bike!

Forecast calls for lots more snow tomorrow! It’s been a bit too warm the last couple days, but all that will change for the next week or so.
What better way to enjoy a snow day then relaxing in an open-air bath! Kyounso, one of the three inns of Matsukawa Onsen, has a breathtakingly beautiful outdoor bath with milky white water that and views of the surrounding mountains that will silence your mind and bring you into the present moment.

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Sea of Clouds, as seen from Mikaeri Ridge – Photo: 8tabi.style

For Enjoying Tohoku’s Short Summers, Head to Towada-Hachimantai National Park!

Forecast calls for lots more snow tomorrow! It’s been a bit too warm the last couple days, but all that will change for the next week or so.
What better way to enjoy a snow day then relaxing in an open-air bath! Kyounso, one of the three inns of Matsukawa Onsen, has a breathtakingly beautiful outdoor bath with milky white water that and views of the surrounding mountains that will silence your mind and bring you into the present moment.

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The Hachimantai Dragon Eye

Golden Week is the Perfect Time for the Mysterious Hachimantai Dragon Eye!

Forecast calls for lots more snow tomorrow! It’s been a bit too warm the last couple days, but all that will change for the next week or so.
What better way to enjoy a snow day then relaxing in an open-air bath! Kyounso, one of the three inns of Matsukawa Onsen, has a breathtakingly beautiful outdoor bath with milky white water that and views of the surrounding mountains that will silence your mind and bring you into the present moment.

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