Kitaakita area

Mt. Moriyoshi Gondola

Mt. Moriyoshi (1,454m) stands prominently in central-eastern Akita, formed by volcanic activity.
Famous as one of Japan's "Flower Mountains", fields of wild flowers bloom from early spring to late summer.

In autumn, visitors come from all over to marvel at the changing foliage that the mountain offers.

In Winter, the gondola can be used to go skiing/snowboarding too!
Anyone can enjoy the splendor of Mt. Moriyoshi with the short, 15-minute gondola ride from base to summit!

In Winter: Mt. Moriyoshi Snow Monsters

Mt. Moriyoshi is one of the few places in the world where Snow Monsters naturally form.
Take the gondola up Mt. Moriyoshi to experience the spectacular Snow Monsters for yourself!

See more information on the Snow Monsters and Ani Ski Resort here.

Hiking Trails

Kometsuga Trail

【Distance】One-way 5.6km

【Time】3hr 15min

【Route】kometsuga mountain cottage (800m) →Ichi no Koshi (1,264m) → Ishimori (1,308m) → Summit (1,454m)

Matsukura Trail

【Distance】One-way 8.0km

【Time】3hr 15min

【Route】Matsukura Trailhead(720m) → kumominePass (1,220m) → Ishimori (1,308m) → Summit(1,454m)

Buna Tei Trail

【Distance】One-way 4.5km

【Time】2hr 30min

【Route】Buna Tei Trailhead (800m) → Ishimori (1,308m) → mukitakesanitadaki (1,454m)

Utto, Nakamura Trail

【Distance】One-way 6.0km

【Time】3hr 30min

【Route】Shinrin Dou Trailhead(650m) → 1056 peaks (1,056m) → Summit (1,454m)

Hibakura Trail

【Distance】One-way 4.5km

【Time】3hr 30min

【Route】Hibakura Trailhead (820m) → Hibakura Fork (1,280m) → Yamahito Dai (1,324m) → Summit (1,454m)

Kuroishi Kawa Trail

【Distance】One-way 13.0km

【Time】6hr 20min

【Route】Yasei Choju Center (650m) → Kuroishi Kawa convergence (860m) → Warisawa Mori (1,001m) → Sho Ikegahara (1,280m) → Hibakura Fork (1,280m) → Yamahito Dai (1,324m) → Summit (1,454m)

Gondola Lift Fee

One way

【Adult】1,200 yen

【Child】500 yen

Round trip

【Adult】1,800 yen

【Child】800 yen

Round trip (more than 15 people)

【Adult】1,700 yen

【Child】750 yen

Round trip (more than 30 people)

【Adult】1,600 yen

【Child】700 yen

Staying pack (Limited to Kitaakita city hotel guests)

【Adult】1,600 yen

【Child】700 yen

Photo Gallery

Nature Guide

For reservations and pricing, please contact the organization below.

Association of NPO corporation Mount Moriyoshi nature


Key to NPO corporation adventure kun: Nature Guide:


Ani Sightseeing Guide


Mount Moriyoshi Guide Club


Contact Information

Kitaakita-shi tourist information center (association of sightseeing in Kitaakita-shi product)
TEL 0186-62-1851
FAX 0186-84-8610
79-5 Anikaginodaki, Kitaakita, Akita 018-4624