Dakigaeri is a most popular hiking destination in Tazawako Area, just following Mt. Akita Komagatake.
Dakigaeri Gorge in Summer
If you feel a bit overwhelmed hiking up Mt. Komagatake for a whole day, Dakigaeri is the one for you!
Dakigaeri is most famous for the beautiful foliage seen in late fall. Thousands of hikers visit here from in and out of Japan. The contrast of emerald green in river against the burning red foliage is so unforgettable!
Hikers can enjoy beautiful and refreshing greenery from June- September.
One concern by many Dakigaeri hikers, though, was the inconvenience in terms of transportation! The nearest JR station is Jindai -- a small station where no taxi awaits you in front. From there, a walk takes at least 30-40 minutes only to the entrance of the trail. Many hikers find this prologue too overwhelming, frustrating, and tiring!
But, say-- you take a taxi from JR Tazawako or Kakundoate Station. This is possible but will probably cost you more than 3,000 yen.
If that sounds like a bit of a trouble to you, Dakigaeri-Go is the best choice!
A free shuttle bus service between Tazawako Art Village to Kakundoate Area (Station/Samurai Residences) is available, operated by Tazawako Art Village (call 0187-44-3333). Refer to the timetable on the above.