The Hachimantai Onsenkyo in Iwate is popular as a mountain hot springs resort. Nearby you’ll find the Hachimantai Resort Ski Area, the Iwate Prefectural Forest, Matsukawa Gorge, and various trailheads for hiking Mt. Iwate and other nearby mountains. Resort hotels, inns with private open-air baths, pensions with dogs and dog play areas, guesthouses for rent, popular auberges, and many other unique inns are scattered around this area for you to enjoy. The meals served feature special local ingredients such as local salmon and beef as well as specially prepared wild vegetables and mushrooms. Of course most of the lodges have their own hot springs baths. There’s nothing like having a bath in the hot springs after a long day enjoying the splendor of the mountains. We recommend that you spend at least a few days here and enjoy a leisurely time.