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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


Carole T. Meyers @traveluv - 2019-12-07
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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
DUNN @ Sendai 🇯🇵 @aadunn_ - 2019-11-10
finally got to lake towada and oirase stream 🥰✨ https://t.co/7X3igQeixX
DUNN @ Tokyo 🇯🇵 @aadunn_ - 2019-11-10
finally got to lake towada and oirase stream 🥰✨ https://t.co/7X3igQeixX
Downtown Kenny Brown @IAmKennyBrown - 2019-11-10
It’s always an amazing time with haley_granato #japan #laketowada #goodtimes #adventuretime #bestfriends… https://t.co/WJUwXLC620
Downtown Kenny Brown @IAmKennyBrown - 2019-11-10
Tried and failed to do one of those photos where it looks like you’re touching / interacting with the background 😂😂… https://t.co/lokuWgRphS
Sandra Thomas @Runenfly - 2019-11-07
Crisp autumn day to experience the foliage on Lake Towada in Tohoku #jntofamtrip #GetActive https://t.co/RIgqEbEgU8
towadako morita @wZLH6UkbGf2NV2h - 2019-11-04
We made 'Himemasu bento' at the request of our customers. 'Himemas' is a freshwater salmon caught in Lake Towada.… https://t.co/ng0qGa4cGm
towadako morita @wZLH6UkbGf2NV2h - 2019-11-04
We made 'Himemasu bento' at the request of our customers. 'Himemas' is a freshwater salmon caught in Lake Towada.… https://t.co/tr7TvVn0bQ
ALO JAPAN @alojapan - 2019-11-03
[#8K footage] Mysterious Lake Towada ...

#Aomori #AomoriDestinations #AomoriTour #AomoriTravel… https://t.co/RwRbPnbRHB
khwanjai boonhao @eurngz - 2019-11-03
ล่องเรือ​ Towada​ lake 1,430yen — at Towada-Hachimantai National Park https://t.co/I6ad4cETnH
Kazuki @kaz_creativ - 2019-11-01
@starflyerjp Did you go to Lake Towada? https://t.co/dMfDUvnT76
Kazuki @kaz_creativ - 2019-11-01
@starflyerjp In fact, Lake Towada is a volcano. The caldera lake.
Nick Narigon @NickOfTime2020 - 2019-10-30
Canoeing on Lake Towada in Aomori. https://t.co/zVKc4HGf5A
あかほし @akahoshi_2 - 2019-10-30

A view of the lakeside of Towada Lake, Towada City, Aomori Prefecture. A quiet and beaut… https://t.co/gilHrpKSJs
あかほし @akahoshi_2 - 2019-10-30
A lake called Towada Lake, Towada City, Aomori Prefecture.
Transparent, quiet and beautiful place.
I… https://t.co/lO8CDl3XOb
japan-guide.com @japanguidecom - 2019-10-25
Autum color report from Lake Towada and Oirase Stream: https://t.co/gbFdlkXKcP https://t.co/1EEk8hGvlm
ALO JAPAN @alojapan - 2019-10-24
Visit Japan: Lake Towada Excursion Boats give ...

#visitjapan #Outdoor #VisitJapan #VisitJapanAU… https://t.co/l8Ves8OWEm
towadako morita @wZLH6UkbGf2NV2h - 2019-10-23
If you come to Lake Towada now, you can see wonderful autumn leaves.#towadako #towada #laketowada #aomori #japan… https://t.co/Q4XNyUXcvF


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