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Lake Towada-ko

Travel Guide - Lake Towada-ko


Lake Towada-ko is a double caldera lake formed by a volcanic eruption 200,000 years ago. The circumference of the lake is 46 kilometers and surrounded by forests. The depth of the lake is 327 meters, which makes it the third deepest lake after Lake Tazawa-ko in Akita and Lake Shikotsu-ko in Hokkaido. The natural beauty of the greenery and tinted autumn leaves reflected on the lake attracts many tourists.
The Oirase-gawa River is the only stream that has Lake Towada-ko as its source, and the upper reach of the moutain stream runs for 14 kilometers. The area around the stream is famous for its splendid landscape and the beauty of the colorful autumn leaves.
Yasumiya is a main accomodation center and tourist spot on Lake Towada-ko. "Statue of Maidens" stands at Gozen-ga-hama in this area is a masterpiece of a sculptor Kotaro Takamura and the symbol of the lake. Yasumiya also has numerous boat tours of the lake. One practical route is the one hour cruise between Yasumiya and Nenokuchi. Boats leave once to twice an hour between 8 am and 4 pm. The boat cruises only run from mid-April to early November. During the same period, buses are available which link the valley with Aomori and Hachinohe.

Opening HoursOpening Hours

  • Open 24 hours


  • No closing days

Price / Entrance FeePrice / Entrance Fee

  • Admission Free

Access / Public TransportAccess / Public Transport

  • 2 hours and 20 minutes from JR Hachinohe Station by the bus bound for Towada-ko. Get off at the last stop.
  • 3 hours from JR Aomori Station by the bus bound for Towada-ko. Get off at the last stop.

Address / LocationAddress / Location

  • 486, Okuse Ttowadakohan Yasumiya, Towada-shi, Aomori, 018-5501


Dan Garrett @DanGarrett97 - 2020-03-29
@jojjeols Its South of Amoria on Honshu, but once things have evened out, Lake Towada was always a beautiful place… https://t.co/Fu9tCmbsua
Japan Today News @JapanToday - 2020-03-28
Snow walls in Aomori: Snowplows clear snow from the Hakkoda-Towada Gold Line, a road linking the northeastern city… https://t.co/8OHejvUels
Walter C Dillon Jr @WalterCDillonJ1 - 2020-03-28
The one place above all others on my vacation list is Japan. We fell in Love with everything Japan had to offer, ea… https://t.co/7X3phbBFjq
All Japan Tours @AllJapanTours - 2020-03-20
Lake Towada is the jewel of Aomori Prefecture. This lake, stunning in every season, has long-remained a stopping po… https://t.co/z8bmnnZQpH
bivouac @bivouacbivouac - 2020-03-20
Let it snow❄️☃️ #十和田八幡平国立公園 #八甲田山 #十和田湖 #奥入瀬渓流 #星野リゾート奥入瀬渓流ホテル #towadahachimantainationalpark #oirase 場所: Oirase Go… https://t.co/7FTROlUGvv
All Japan Tours @AllJapanTours - 2020-03-13
The Oirase Mountain Stream is the only outflow of water for Lake Towada and is one of the best places in #Japan to… https://t.co/3459emYHyK
☆彡URA-JAPAN☆彡 @URA_Japan2020 - 2020-03-12
Lake Towada There is also a photo of a mysterious landscape and https://t.co/hGmY555cVn #akitalaketowada #aomorilaketowada #aomoritourism
CIRES Communication @CIRESnews - 2020-03-10
Picture Perfect by G. Garrett Campbell, @NSIDC

Near Lake Towada, Japan, August 2018. #CIRESphotocontest https://t.co/IymUrdJShn
☆彡URA-JAPAN☆彡 @URA_Japan2020 - 2020-03-01
Lake Towada There is also a photo of a mysterious landscape and https://t.co/hGmY555cVn #akitalaketowada #aomorilaketowada #aomoritourism
💿Jett|Dean🖤🤺 @JettDean1 - 2020-02-22
Fireworks and Igloo Bars in Japan @ Lake Towada https://t.co/A8h1aGcRdn
Tokyo Cheapo @TokyoCheapo - 2020-02-18
Lake Towada is one of Japan's clearest lakes. The visibility is incredible on a sunny day and you can see fish dart… https://t.co/opzKHxMxW2
La Vie Zine @laviezine - 2020-02-14

#experiencejapanwithyuka #ExperienceJAPANWithYUKA #ExploreJapanOnYourOwn… https://t.co/6fchvLzd8J
さかゆか @saka_yuka - 2020-01-14
Beautiful winter season #winter #ice #icefall #snow #snowman #lake #oirasegorge #laketowada #aomori #tohoku #japan… https://t.co/R8dcKnmh8t
✨old sport✨ @bimmykimmy - 2019-12-30
My friends and I went to lake Towada today and as we pulled into the parking lot near the shrine this group of tour… https://t.co/BC47sfSjgE
👻 琴羽理👹 @bimmykimmy - 2019-12-30
My friends and I went to lake Towada today and as we pulled into the parking lot near the shrine this group of tour… https://t.co/BC47sfSjgE
The Duck Knight @Darth_Oni - 2019-12-25
Lake Towada at Christmas. Supposedly a dragon goddess and hero in there. Beautiful place to spend Christmas. @ Lake… https://t.co/TYkOUxRFJ3
Just Tom @thomasa56 - 2019-12-22
@SalenaZito Oh yeah. Not really a beach fan when compared to mountains. (PS If you like mountains and waterfalls, v… https://t.co/yzOHbLsZAh
Carole T. Meyers @traveluv - 2019-12-07
Have you ever had #applepizza ? This #sweettreat is made with a thin crust and local apples at #ortolanapizza ,… https://t.co/QtdTObI0IA
JPM @NathanAdler13 - 2019-12-06
'Lake Towada'
Art By Kawase Hasui ☆ https://t.co/ZU1x57Z97f
Kristine Ohkubo⚜️ @AuthorKristineO - 2019-12-06
Lake #Towada #Winter Story #Festival: Towada City, Aomori prefecture, #Japan https://t.co/pzxInUC2He
Highlighting Japan @HighlightingJ - 2019-11-30
Wonderful #Akita
#TowadaHachimantai: A Joy for All Seasons
Towada-Hachimantai National Park, which is blessed with… https://t.co/pSyCezwAcU
John V @JNYkta - 2019-11-30
Lake Towada in most of its glory 🇯🇵❤️... And the RX-7 😘. https://t.co/nJUfbQtYA5
Samantha Landau 👻🍁🍂 @broomsticknpen - 2019-11-24
“Otome no zo” (Statue of a Young Woman) at Lake Towada in Aomori appears, at first glance, to be a statue of sister… https://t.co/ecignsvSjt
Daisuke TAKAHASHI explorer @tankenka_jp - 2019-11-18
In Japan the lake was also sacred. I was exploring the holy site near Lake Towada. There are stone cairns called “S… https://t.co/M8CW06ESjK
Daisuke TAKAHASHI explorer @tankenka_jp - 2019-11-18
Just amazing! The zero fighter of WW2 which was pulled up from the deep bottom of Lake Towada in Japan remains a be… https://t.co/hBqhjAb8BX
Tokyo Weekender @Tokyo_Weekender - 2019-11-15
It's peak fall foliage season at Lake Towada in Aomori Prefecture. https://t.co/U8vZmfr3I2
Prang @PrangRongrong - 2019-11-14
First picture on film camera.
: Towada lake,
30 October 2019 https://t.co/y16JmnEnZ5
Robert Day Travel @robertdaytravel - 2019-11-13
A nature day today. Aomori to Morioka via Oriase Gorge and Lake Towada. Finally hitting some autumn colours in Mori… https://t.co/2iFXKB7R2P
Downtown Kenny Brown @IAmKennyBrown - 2019-11-12
It’s always a great time with Mrs. Potato Head ☺️. - haley_granato @ Lake Towada https://t.co/YfwqdWw1Vi
Guaigui @Guaigui1 - 2019-11-11
@north_yorker @HumanLevelJen @infernoxv Yeah born in Luton died at lake Towada. Educate yourself. https://t.co/UkPNWISppS


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