Lake Towada and Oirase (Towada City, Aomori Pref.)
The natural beauty of the greenery and tinted autumn leaves reflected in Lake Towada and the mountain streams attract many tourists
- (Mar. - May)
- (Jun. - Aug.)
- (Sept. - Nov.)
- (Dec. - Feb.)
- : Culture
- : Gourmet
- : Relaxation
- : Shopping
- : Scenery
- : Convenience
- Lake Towada And The Oirase Mountain Stream
Lake Towada is a double crater lake formed by a volcanic eruption. The circumference of the lake is 46 km, and the forest around the lake is reflected on the surface.
The Oirase mountain stream is the only stream that has Lake Towada as its source, and the upper reach of the stream runs for 14 km. The area around the stream is famous for its splendid landscape and the beauty of the colorful autumn leaves.
- The Maiden Statue
In 1953, in order to introduce Lake Towada and the Oirase Mountain Stream to a wider audience and also to honor the people who rendered such distinguished service in getting the Lake Towada area designated as a National Park, the Maiden Statue, the last work of the famous sculptor and poet Kotaro Takamura, was dedicated as part of the park's 15th anniversary celebration.
- Oirase Beer
Receiving instructions directly from the home of Pilsner Beer in the Czech Republic, this Pilsner beer was created to reproduce the original flavor. Specially chosen malt, hops and water from the Oirase mountain stream are used to make this local beer.
- By air:
- Haneda Airport - Aomori Airport; 1 hour 10 minutes
- Aomori Airport - Lake Towada; 3 hours 40 minutes by bus
- By train:
- Tokyo Station - Hachinohe Station; 3 hours
- Hachinohe Station - Lake Towada; 2 hours 20 minutes by bus
- Aomori Prefecture Culture and Tourism Information Site