Join the 2nd annual Hachimantai Hill Climb Race!

Scheduled to be held on August 25, 2019, the 2nd annual Hachimantai Hill Climb race features spectacular views and an excellent course through the Towada-Hachimantai National Park. Listen to rave reviews from last year’s participants, and sign up for the race!
See you in August – in Hachimantai!

(Click the subtitles button on the bottom of the video for English subtitles.)


Location: Hachimantai, Iwate

• View of Mt. Iwate from Uwabo-bokujo
• The Hachimantai Aspite Line (Course for the Hill Climb Race)
• Mt. Iwate Panorama Line
• Tree-lined path with sunlight filtering through the leaves
[Filmed October 20th, 2018]
There are so many great cycling courses in Hachimantai! Try the route used in the hill climb race, another famous for the beautiful scenic views, and of course there are great places to eat along the way. Hachimantai really is a cyclist’s paradise. Let us recommend the perfect route for you – in Hachimantai!
In Hachimantai we’re promoting our concept of the “grupetto” – bicycling casually with a group of friends though the spectacularly beautiful landscape.

The Hachimantai Hill Climb Race

The “Hachimantai Hill Climb Race” is held at “Hachimantai” (elevation 1,613 m), which is also known as one of the 100 famous mountains of Japan for its breathtaking autumnal leaves. Experience one of the best cycling courses in Japan that is loved by cyclists. Cycle up the famous “Hachimantai Aspite Line” along the winding mountain route from the base up to the summit.
The main course is about 19km. It runs from the Hachimantai Visitor Center to the Hachimantai summit parking lot.
The short course is about 8km. It runs from the Hachimantai Visitor Center to the Gozaisho Pond parking lot.


The 2nd Hachimantai Hill Climb Race is scheduled to be held on August 25, 2019. (Japanese only)
Hachimantai Hill Climb
Race schedule, application guidelines, and other details may change. Please be sure to check the website.
Last years results:
● Main course winner: Takahashi (Expert Course) 54:09
● Short course winner: Fujiwara (Beginner’s Men’s class) 37:10
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