February 25, 2017
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between Suyaku and Yachi
Aomori and its surrounding area are renowned for heavy snowfall, the heaviest among all Japanese cities; 669 cm average snowfall in the year.
The road connecting Sukayu Hakkoda Hotel and Yachi Onsen, closed during the winter, is reopened on April 1st. Before the opening of the road, the Hakkoda walk is held annually, in which participants walk 8 km from Sukayu to Yachi. The snow corridor, extending more than 10 m in some places, remains even after the Golden week holidays in May.