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Popular Hachimantai Desserts

Try This Popular Desserts Made from the Natural Goodness of Hachimantai!

Soft-serve ice cream was born in the United States, but grew up in Japan.
Japanese soft-serve really has evolved in some delicious ways! Each area of Japan seems to have its own special type of soft-serve ice cream, using not only fruits but also vegetables and sake.
Of course Hachimantai also has its own special flavors! Taste ice cream made with wild grapes or spinach – only in Hachimantai!

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Goshiki-numa

Take a Trip to a World of Visit Color – Discover Goshiki-numa Pond!

Now is the perfect time to visit Goshiki Pond in Hachimantai! While it changes color throughout the year and thus warrants multiple visits, if you were only going to see it once, now would be the time! Around late August and early September, just after the end of the rainy season in Japan, the pond is at its most radiant. The bright azure color of the water right now is further accentuated by the red clay that surrounds the pond. Its location right next to another scenic lake, this one not augmented by subterranean minerals and thus normal (though beautiful) in color, makes the special character of Goshiki Pond even more pronounced!

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Enjoy a Visit to Cafe Nollegretto

Enjoy a Visit to Cafe Nollegretto

Hachimantai City in Iwate Prefecture is home to not one, but three famous ski resorts: APPI Kogen Ski Resort, and Hachimantai Resorts Panorama and Shimokura. Together with its excellent powder snow and heavy snowfall, it’s one of the best places in Japan for skiing.

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La Mia Mamma Italian Restaurant

La Mia Mamma Italian Restaurant

La Mia Mamma is a local Italian restaurant located in the forest at the foot of Mt. Iwate.

They serve painstakingly prepared meals made exclusively with local healthy ingredients in each dish. This restaurant is located in a log house in an idyllic forest surrounded by beautiful trees and birdsong. The name Mia Mamma refers to one’s mother’s home cooking, which is just what you’ll find here. Bask in the forest and feel the sunlight shining through the canopy, then enjoy a delicious Italian meal made exclusively from the ingredients sourced in this pristine natural area.

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Announcing: the Sake-lovers Dream Tour of Hachimantai

Announcing: the Sake-lovers Dream Tour of Hachimantai

This year and last a secret tour was held among a small group in Hachimantai organized by The Hachimantai Farm Stay Council. We were testing and refining the content that is now emerging into the light of day. Allow me to introduce “Hachimantai Auberge Washinooo & Onsen” – a sake-lover’s dream tour of Hachimantai!

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