I'm planning a trip to Tohoku in late April/early May 2012. I'd like to see the snow corridor along the Hachimantai Aspite Line, but will need to catch a bus. A few questions:
1. Will the buses that travel from Morioka to Hachimantai and Tazawako travel through the snow corridor?
2. I'll be coming from Hirosaki. Would the following route be feasible in a day:
Train to Morioka, bus to Hachimantai, sightseeing, then continue to Tazawako by bus, overnight at Tazawako?
Might spend a night somewhere at/near Hachimantai summit, before continuing on to Tazawako the next day if it would be too rushed. Also considering Nyuto onsen.
3. If anyone could direct me to timetables for buses between Morioka and HAchimantai,and Hachimantai and Tazawa-ko that would be great-not much luck finding anything current :(
Many thanks :)