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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


A. alglwy @almshwadi - 2018-12-12
Journeys in Japan 〜Passage of Time: Lake Towada in Autumn〜❤️🌷 https://t.co/PDByspEQh0
A. alglwy @almshwadi - 2018-12-12
Journeys in Japan 〜Passage of Time: Lake Towada in Autumn〜❤️🌷 https://t.co/PDByspEQh0
Malay Mail @malaymail - 2018-12-06
No water this blue: Lake Towada’s timeless splendour https://t.co/0SqxkxXvvx
Zbiggi @wojtysiak22 - 2018-12-02
'There was a beautiful morning crescent moon, and the ice was cracking on the frozen lake,' says Your S… https://t.co/Q7UDgYUXKf
Alfie Goodrich @AlfieJapanorama - 2018-11-29
@mr_memonote Lake Towada is lovely. I shot around there a little on that last trip. Look forward t spending some mo… https://t.co/XlqRUKCzEC
こ う @mr_memonote - 2018-11-29
@AlfieJapanorama Wow ! My home town is Aomori So, I think towada is very nice spot ! Lake Towada is also beautiful.… https://t.co/fiJjuybYGV
Best Of 500px @500pxBest - 2018-11-28
Lake Towada, Japan by zhaooffice https://t.co/Yk1RwECIyK
Crystal ✝️🇺🇸🇮🇱 @WingsofCrystal - 2018-11-27
Journeys in Japan 〜Passage of Time: Lake Towada in Autumn〜 https://t.co/hom6Cc6Sgi
Mitja Kobal @mitjakobalphoto - 2018-11-27
Getting up before the sunrise...always worth of it all.
Towada lake 🇯🇵
#explorejpn #japan #roadtripjapan… https://t.co/uVPG8wH20R
使える写真素材〜風景・人物・食材、他 @pixtaka - 2018-11-22
lake towada, cloud, clouds - Stock Photo [34413472] - PIXTA https://t.co/fwBfjgByMC
Justin @SGAlchemist - 2018-11-21
I would like to see Lake Towada.
Justin All the Way @SGAlchemist - 2018-11-21
I would like to see Lake Towada.
Mike Kato @mikekato - 2018-11-14
For nearly 30 years, on the shores of Lake Towada in Aomori Prefecture, a small shop has been keeping alive the tra… https://t.co/qhef0iFObE
Mitja Kobal @mitjakobalphoto - 2018-11-13
Not many dips were better than a
6am sunrise autumn dip in a volcanic lake in northern Japan 🇯🇵
••… https://t.co/ZcXtO7KVBI
ぢゅんじろう @Areyoustrong2 - 2018-11-07
walkway for Lake Towada😌🌟✨ https://t.co/TlkuNlNoMl
Francisco Ribeiro @fraveris - 2018-11-03
'Autumn at Nenokuchi, Towada Lake' [on the border between Aomori & Akita prefectures] (1933) by Kawase Hasui (川瀬 巴水… https://t.co/xhUiumfjlr
いなか野ふうけい @hisashinobuko - 2018-10-28
kokanee salmon is
a specialty of Towada Lake
she got me
a foot one for 1000 yen
and three skewers of KIRITANPO
いなか野ふうけい @hisashinobuko - 2018-10-28
my wife's phone
rang when she was at
Towada Lake
it was from my daughter
telling her toy poodle died
いなか野ふうけい @hisashinobuko - 2018-10-28
there was
a story-telling event
at Lake Towada
one of our teller group
performed with my wife
Bien Perez @BienPerez - 2018-10-27
Lake Towada: one of the best places to see the glorious colours of #autumn in #Japan
https://t.co/ZfZxbLJF89 https://t.co/JVPUJU3L3I
CherAim @REM_of_Insomnia - 2018-10-27
Towada lake and Oirase stream 🗻🏞 https://t.co/Fn1WWgRRix
Yuka @No_Dog87_noLife - 2018-10-27
I have just been to Towada lake & Oirase-Keiryu with my friends. the view from my car has a quaint atmosphere but i… https://t.co/hZ6ztacGjT
Japan Travel @JapanTravel - 2018-10-25
It's nice and cool now, so the sunshine will be perfect for kayaking at Lake Towada! Head north to Aomori and exper… https://t.co/SxPZxe1Muu
OMK @OMK31861563 - 2018-10-25
My husband is taller than me.
My husband is heavier than me.
Nozomi is faster than Hikari.
Kiso river is longer tha… https://t.co/sWb7gzKcyr
Feng Shui Style @preservation - 2018-10-21
My latest #edesign: A serene contemporary living room for a family in Lake Towada, Japan. #interiordesign #fengshui… https://t.co/gqvXfpTESx
Japan Australia @Japan_Australia - 2018-10-21
The autumn color season is now peaking in the high elevations of central and northern Japan. You can see peak color… https://t.co/OseR1YUHp0
Japan Travel Advice @JapanTravelAdv - 2018-10-21
The autumn color season is now peaking in the high elevations of central and northern Japan. You can see peak color… https://t.co/YYgfKe44Mg
GM 🎮 @GmGmDoc - 2018-10-18
Perfect sunny day by the lake 🛶🎣 #autumn #aomori #japan #tbt #lateoctober2017 #VGjourney #autumnintohokutrip @ Lake… https://t.co/MiWuy2OV05
Wander Woman Travel Magazine @WWTravelMag - 2018-10-18
Lake Towada and Oirase Gorge https://t.co/5pPGJRTZZC https://t.co/omft9dPGRs
🍂 2. Oirase Stream, Aomori

Oirase Stream is a body of Lake Towada, which is the largest crater lake in the mainlan… https://t.co/YYNlc1CEvZ


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