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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


TABIKURU_Global @tabikuru_global - 2021-01-15
Towada lake locates between Akita & Yamagata prefecture. Even in winter time,the scenery of the lake attract you, b… https://t.co/0KAA5nH00X
Jane @JanefromE - 2021-01-04
Wouldn't mind visiting the Lake Towada Winter Story Festival tbh. Tons of snow, local food, shamisen performances,… https://t.co/Ve0mEkvWr8
Nick Wood @nickwoodtokyo - 2021-01-02
Goodbye Lake Towada, we have enjoyed 8 days of frozen fun and adventures! See you when our frozen water pipes defro… https://t.co/HXKIdP8RFx
Nick Wood @nickwoodtokyo - 2021-01-02
I’ve always had a soft spot for frosty the snow man, especially when he celebrates New Year with the one armed boog… https://t.co/BFHLRx8gx7
Kanpai! Japan @KanpaiJapan - 2021-01-01
Towada - The Lake and the Contemporary Town https://t.co/fLB9jL1R31 [New post on Kanpai #Japan] https://t.co/8dmVCMAYAZ
Rising Solis @RisingSolis - 2020-12-31
Passage of Time: Lake Towada in Autumn - Journeys in Japan - TV | NHK WORLD-JAPAN Live & Programs https://t.co/5txN9Xi0Q5
Nick Wood @nickwoodtokyo - 2020-12-30
Deep Lake Towada powder snow @ Lake Towada https://t.co/PP8Tj2GfVb
Nick Wood @nickwoodtokyo - 2020-12-30
The G-Wagon deep in snow! @ Lake Towada https://t.co/Gs5mWMEw7n
Onigiro Pocket Japan @onigiro_travel - 2020-12-30
Hikari No Fuyu Monogatari (by Festa Luce) is the main #winter #illumination around lake Towada, north of #Japan.
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Nick Wood @nickwoodtokyo - 2020-12-27
Minus 3c but the sun is shining and we are enjoying a peaceful moment with the dogs, a fire and a cup of tea!… https://t.co/sVLJ5dsnIZ
LIVE JAPAN @LIVEJAPANGuide - 2020-12-21
#Aomori's Lake Towada is one of the leading tourist destinations in #Tohoku - and after seeing these dreamy photos,… https://t.co/4jiSSlO4OS
Travphotos旅拍網 @Travphotos1 - 2020-12-06
Lake Towada is a vibrant colorful fall with the yellow and red of Japanese maple trees. It is a well-known spot in… https://t.co/XwKr2MwIfx
Archita @Archita_H - 2020-12-03
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Nick Wood @nickwoodtokyo - 2020-11-29
Norico’s cold water dip debut! The outside temperature is -1c so the water is shockingly cold but the afterglow is… https://t.co/RFSd5jRxAR
Le Feuillet @LeFeuilletdeMon - 2020-11-28
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日本語喋り相手募集中 || fazᵈᵐᵇʲ•ˡʲᵐ || 青•エク @ricecopperfish - 2020-11-26
A monk named Nansobo then came to Lake Towada. He was told to live where his sandals snapped, and Towada it was. Un… https://t.co/sZti54kKZi
日本語喋り相手募集中 || fazᵈᵐᵇʲ•ˡʲᵐ || 青•エク @ricecopperfish - 2020-11-26
For some reason, it made him hungrier. He ended up eating all three of the fish. Suddenly he caught his reflection… https://t.co/Ksr3gZNpRN
日本語喋り相手募集中 || fazᵈᵐᵇʲ•ˡʲᵐ || 青•エク @ricecopperfish - 2020-11-26
Lake Towada (十和田湖) is the largest volcano crater lake on Japan's Honshū. One of its biggest attraction is the very… https://t.co/TuF4HhbHpV
日本語喋り相手募集中 || fazᵈᵐᵇʲ•ˡʲᵐ || 青•エク @ricecopperfish - 2020-11-26
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One of my favourite arcs in the manga is the Aomori Arc, starting Ch.74 in Volume 17; it… https://t.co/LLbI3ldZf6
☆彡URA-JAPAN☆彡 @URA_Japan2020 - 2020-11-25
Lake Towada There is also a photo of a mysterious landscape and https://t.co/hGmY555cVn #akitalaketowada #aomorilaketowada #aomoritourism
Archita @Archita_H - 2020-11-17
@YoutubersC9 Please check my travel video on Japan. Enjoy beautiful autumn fall colours, waterfalls and caldera la… https://t.co/mojoDakwOC
Travel with you ✈️ Online Trip @IdeaMap_Japan - 2020-11-17

Lake Towada in #Aomori ⛱️

Around 2000 years ago, volcanic activities gave birth to Lake Towa… https://t.co/mf0rwnD0Li
Archita @Archita_H - 2020-11-15
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Enjoy beautiful autumn fall colours, water… https://t.co/RZQ2cceeSs
Archita @Archita_H - 2020-11-15
If you want to enjoy Autumn fall colours with beautiful waterfalls and caldera lake then pl… https://t.co/1388brALfB
☆彡URA-JAPAN☆彡 @URA_Japan2020 - 2020-11-12
Lake Towada There is also a photo of a mysterious landscape and https://t.co/hGmY555cVn #akitalaketowada #aomorilaketowada #aomoritourism
Shuntaro MIYAZAKI @shuntaroooos - 2020-11-05
Oirase gorge is so beautiful. It has nice autumn leaves. Even though weather wasn't good but rain makes leaves refl… https://t.co/ZczZa3KcKI
Pixel Vixen (ピクセルヴィクセン) @LaPixelVixen - 2020-11-04
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Nick Wood @nickwoodtokyo - 2020-11-03
The Shinkansen from Towada to Tokyo is always an excellent journey back home! @ Lake Towada https://t.co/Xbbpn71iih
Naoto.songz @Nsongz1 - 2020-11-02
@BlackManJapan1 I want to go to this ruin someday. If you go to this ruin, please tell us your impressions. By th… https://t.co/WHjOq3XXQa
どるちゃん (不具合いろいろ) @dollchanpapa - 2020-11-02
The shots in October

Micro Moon( Smallest in 2020 on 31.Oct )

Micro Moon has risen.

Venus in dawn

Lake TOWADA w… https://t.co/enbBr8s6Yx


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