【Autumn in Japan】World Heritage Chusonji Temple in Hiraizumi, Autumn Colors of Hachimantai, Hakkoda, Lake Towada, and Oirase Gorge

【Autumn in Japan】  World Heritage Chusonji Temple in Hiraizumi, Autumn Colors of Hachimantai, Hakkoda, Lake Towada, and Oirase Gorge

Travel to enjoy the beauty of world heritage of Hiraizumi and highlights of beautiful autumn scenery in Aomori Prefecture, Iwate Prefecture and Akita Prefecture

  • World Heritage  —  Chuson-ji, Hiraizumi
  • Scenery — Kakunodate, Hachimantai, Mt. Hakkkoda, Lake Towada, Oirase Gorge 
Spot No.1

Chuson-ji Temple, Hiraizumi

Chuson-ji Temple is one of the World Heritage Sites of Hiraizumi, built by Oushu Fujiwara Family.  Konjiki-do or the golden Amida hall is the first structure designated as a Japanese National Treasure.  Konjiki-do is accessible but there is a long slope to reach the area.  They have wheelchairs and one electric wheelchair for visitors (barrier-free information (Japanese))

The Main Gate of Chuson-ji Temple
Spot No.2

Kakunodate Bukeyashiki Dori Street

Kakunodate is called “Little Kyoto in Michinoku”.    Long black-painted fences along the street are full of atmosphere.  In Kakunodate Cherry Bark Work Museum (Kakunodate Shirozaiku Denshokan)  the area’s traditional artisanal craft, kaba-zaiku, is exhibited.

There are three wheelchair-accessible toilets along the street.  (Akita Barrier-free Tourism Center)

Autumn in Kakunodate
Spot No.3 

Hachimantai Aspite Line is a 27km-long highland driving route connecting Hachimantai and Toroko Hot Spring.  You can enjoy autumn leaves and the view of Mt. Iwate.  At Matsuo Hachimantai Visitor Center there are exhibits of Hachimantai nature.  There is a wheelchair-accessible toilet in this facility.

Hachimantai Aspite Line
Spot No.4

Mt. Hakkoda is located in the southern part of Aomori Prefecture.  With Hakkoda Ropeway, you can go up close to the peak of the mountain.  Under the ropeway, the mountain is covered with beech, betula and maple and other coloring leaves.

The ropeway is accessible with wheelchairs, at Summit Station and Base Station, there are elevators, universal design toilets.  They also rent wheelchairs.   

Autumn Foliage, Mt. Hakkoda
Spot No.5
Autumn Foliage of Lake Towada

Lake Towada is a caldera lake, surrounded by mountains with maple, beech, and rowan.  The lake and its surroundings are especially beautiful in Autumn.

To board the treasure boat, wheelchair users need assistance.

Statute of girls (Otome-zo), Lake Towada
Spot No.6
Walking along the Oirase Gorge

Oirase Gorge starts from Lake Towada.  It is one of the nation-designated special scenic points and also one of the natural monuments.

Autumn in Oirase Gorge


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