North of Towada Hachimantai National Park lies Sukayu-Onsen which we reached by bus. In this historic Ryokan we spent two nights. After enjoing the Onsen we hiked to Ō-Dake (1584m), the highest mountain of the northern Hakkōda Mountains. The Marshland went nicely with the foggy weather, altough we could have done well without the fog at summit.
Further south of the national park the caldera lake Towada demands for a visit. The lake can be reached by a 15km trail along the Oirase river. We enjoyed both campsites at lake Towada (Utarube, Oide) which we found quite luxuriant before we fled from bad weather to the seaside of Hachinohe.