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 Hours

  • Open 24 hours


  • No closing days

Access / 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 / Location

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Jan Adams AO PSM ジャン・アダムズ@AusAmbJPN - 2021/11/26 18:46
One of my colleagues in the Embassy travelled to Akita as part of a tour organised by @LocalMofa. A fantastic oppor…
Highlighting Japan@HighlightingJ - 2021/11/25 17:36
Aomori Autumn Colors Set a Lake Aflame
Tsuta Numa Lake in Towada City, Aomori Prefecture, r…
SATORU 🎙🇯🇵🇺🇸@happiness1968 - 2021/11/21 16:41
Good evening to everyone in Japan.
Lake Towada is famous for its beauty.
Natural healing is beautiful in autumn col…
マダガスカル大使館@AmbamadTokyo - 2021/11/19 09:33
Diplomats’ study Tour in #Kazuno #Akita Prefecture. View of Lake #Towada #Hachimantai National Park
𝕮𝖆𝕯𝖎𝖆𝕯𝖎📸@CaDiaDi1964 - 2021/11/19 01:44
Lake Towada In The Morning
by The Landscape Of Regional Cities
JLH59@ChilliOHGirl59 - 2021/11/15 11:35
@r_graus Lake Towada on Honshu Island in very northern Japan.
Larry Staples@lstaples - 2021/11/13 18:22
Took a nice trip to Akita two weeks ago: Hachimantai, Lake Towada, Yuze Hotel (hot springs). Traveled by Shinkansen…
Leslie Taylor@lestaylorphoto - 2021/11/12 17:53
Starting with the end. From the final morning of my autumn trip to Aomori last week. Ran into an unexpectedly beaut…
City-Cost | Japan.@citycostjapan - 2021/11/11 22:06
Early doors🌅on the shores of Lake Towada, on the Akita side of the large lake🐟 in northern Japan.

#Japan #Akita…
JAPAN HOUSE Los Angeles@JHLosAngeles - 2021/11/11 08:00
Check out this video by Catch Japan, of the Towada-Hachimantai National Park. Cruise around Lake Towada and explore…
Leslie Taylor@lestaylorphoto - 2021/11/09 16:48
#NewProfilePic taken by the manager for my recent project for Aomori Prefecture (used by permission of course). Bee…
Emily Doughty@emdiggityyy - 2021/11/09 04:56
@MichaelaOkla Go to Japan! Go to Kyoto! Also recommend going to northern Japan via bullet train to Hachinohe and go…
InsideJapan Tours@InsideJapan - 2021/11/08 16:12
Monday morning masterpiece… Lake Towada #Japan #travel - 2021/11/07 14:52
General Incorporated Association Towada Okuirase Tourism Organization Towada City, Aomori Prefecture Convenient and…
Nick Wood@nickwoodtokyo - 2021/10/21 22:44
Smoke on the Water, Somewhere over the rainbow and Autumn leaves! Thanks to Lake Towada for always providing such a…
Pheebz@PhoebeAmoroso - 2021/10/18 23:24
Canoeing on Lake Towada 😊
内閣府政府広報オンライン@gov_online - 2021/10/18 10:58
When the atmospheric conditions are just right, Tsuta Numa Lake in Towada City, Aomori Prefecture, reflects the red…
🗾EartHeartH🐉🇯🇵@Earthanks - 2021/10/17 15:23
@DAccampoFamily This one I was talking about your post.
I went there years ago.
I spiritually and deeply experience… - 2021/10/16 13:12
General Incorporated Association Towada Okuirase Tourism Organization Lake Towada FeStA LuCe 2021-2022 “Chapter 1 T…
Ruins of Χρόνος@ioete_SD05778 - 2021/10/12 20:44
Morning view of Lake Towada where you can feel the atmosphere of autumn dyed in the sunrise
Lake Towada, Aomori Pre…
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