Mt. Hakkoda, located in Aomori Prefecture, is comprised of volcanic peaks between Aomori City and Lake Towada that reach as high as 1585 meters. One of Japan’s most famous mountain ranges, Mt. Hakkoda is known for its hiking trails, ski resorts, and famous hot springs. This area home to some of the best natural scenery Aomori has to offer. In the winter, Mt. Hakkoda is one of the only places in the world where you can experience Snow Monsters, a natural phenomenon where fog freezes around trees, forming natural statues. Other popular activities within the area include taking a ride on the cable car, visiting the Aomori Contemporary Art Centre, the Suirennuma Pond, and hiking the marshlands.