Hachimantai Snow Corridor

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Opening gate: April 15, 2019

Created each year through precise snow-plowing, the Hachimantai Snow Corridor can be found along the roads connecting Iwate and Akita.  It’s known as the “Yuki no Kairo” in Japanese, and you need only see it once to understand where the name comes from!  Its pure walls of snow run for 27km, and have in some years reached as high as 8 meters tall!  Passing through the Snow Corridor to view cherry blossoms at the foot of Mt. Hachimantai is quickly becoming a popular way to say “goodbye” to winter and “hello” to spring!


  • Mid April - Early May
  • The opening and closing day varies every year. Check out the updates of Trip8jp on Facebook.


Snow tires are required to drive through this route in this season, due to its icy, slippery road condition.
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