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The Hakkoda Mountains

The Hakkoda Mountains is an idyllic location for skiing and snowboarding boasting deep powder snow in the winter. It is also one of the few places in the world where you can see the “snow monsters”.


Skiing the Japow: Day 7 Hakkoda Ropeway

The Hakkoda Ropeway (their great English website, powderhounds review) is just a big cable car that takes you to the top of the mountain to ski down or ride down after checking out the juhyo or snow monsters (this is another place beside Zao onsen where they form.). 328 more words


Day 4-6 Aomori - Lake Towada

August 4th – 6th. Aomori to Lake Towada. 119km

The ride down from our camp spot in the Hakkoda mountains was an easy 30km downhill. Halfway down we stopped at a museum and cemetery for a Japanese Army expedition that was caught in a blizzard in those mountains in 1902. 429 more words


Days 1-3 Iwamizawa - Hakkoda

August 1st-3rd. Iwazmizawa to Hakkoda. 168km

Wow, what a way to start a bicycle tour. We’ve really been spoilt by the people, places and weather on these first couple of days on the road. 1,309 more words