Iwatake is a family friendly and dog friendly hike where experience or technical gear is not required. It takes approximately 2 hours to reach the top of Iwatake where you will be greeted by a host of activities including several places for a meal and a coffee or a drink. The hiking trail is well marked and well maintained and the ascent is gradual for the majority of the hike.
The trail head is a few hundred meters from Entoen, the popular restaurant near the Iwatake Gondola. There is free parking available at the Iwatake Gondola.