Lake Towada There is also a photo of a mysterious landscape and the world’s largest double caldera lake



Introduction of Lake Towada

Lake Towada is a large lake at an altitude of 400m, spanning Towada City in Aomori Prefecture and Kosaka Town in Kazuno County in Akita Prefecture.
It has been designated as a special scenic spot and a natural monument in the country as Towada Hachimantai National Park.
Transparency is said to be 12.5m, the size is 12th in Japan, the depth is 326.8m and boasts the 3rd place in Japan. (Lake Tazawa is the firstplace, Lake Shikotsu is the second place)

Lake Towada is a caldera lake created by the eruption of a volcano.
It is thought that a large eruption collapsed 55,000 and 25,000 years ago, forming the first lake.
It also erupted and collapsed 13,000 years ago, and after that, a 10,000-year-old eruption resulted in a double caldera lake that formed a lake part southeast of the center (west of Towada Shrine).


In the history of the Heian period, in 915, an eruption with a large pyroclastic flow over a 20 km circumference formed the Mikurayama lava dome.
This eruption has been the largest eruption in Japan for the past 2000 years, and Lake Towada has been designated as an active volcano that the Japan Meteorological Agency constantly monitors.


Lake Towada Sightseeing

The image below shows a sightseeing boat moored at Nakako, with the Towada Lake Pleasure Boat Business Association closing its business. The Towada Kanko Railway operates the “Towada Lake Pleasure Boat”.


A 50-minute B course that departs from a hut in Saiko and returns to the hut at Nakako.
There are two courses, A course, which are 50 minutes each way from Haya to Konoguchi (East Lake).


Both are closed during winter from November to April, so please check the latest situation.

The area around Lake Towada is about 46 km, and it takes about 90 minutes to make a full circle by car.


It was just the time of autumn leaves, so the scenery of not only Lake Towada but also the surrounding outer ring mountains was wonderful.
The following are the autumn leaves of Towadayama.


The beauty of the autumn leaves around Lake Towada is said to be the best in Japan, but I felt that it was well understood.

The only river from which Lake Towada’s water flows out is Oirase River.
The Oirase Valley, which is about 14 km from Lake Towada to Nakechuchi (Yakeyama), is one of Japan’s most famous scenic spots, and is a popular tourist destination like Lake Towada. .

It is also designated as a national monument and a special scenic spot.

The roads along the valley are not very wide and there are no sidewalks on the shoulders, but some sections have promenades that can be explored on foot.
There are also rental cycles (rental bicycles) and route buses, so I would like to take full advantage of it and take a walk.

The fresh green around Lake Towada is from May to June, and the autumn leaves begin to color in early October and can be seen in mid-October to late October.

By the way, the mysterious photo taken at Lake Towada is as follows.
It is a rainbow over Lake Towada in the scenery of Lake Towada in late autumn.


The rainbow, of course, was due to light rain, but it was taken from the observation deck at Hakka Pass, which is the observation deck of Lake Towada.


No way, I never thought that a rainbow would come out, so I felt very mysterious.
In this site, the picture of the article is enlarged by clicking on the computer.


However, the blueness of the lake is also very mysterious and healing.
The picture below also shows a slight rainbow on the left.


Transportation to the Lake Towada

Transportation to the Lake Towada is about 3 hours 10 minutes in summer and 4 hours in winter by JR bus from JR Shin-Aomori Station.
From Tokyo, it is convenient to get to Morioka Station on the Tohoku Shinkansen and take about 2 hours and 15 minutes by express bus of Morioka and Towadako on Iwate Prefecture.

This time, Akita Prefecture is the main business trip, Oyu OnsenAfter staying at the hotel, I was able to do it easily because I didn’t have much time.
The weather wasn’t good and I kept scouting, but I liked Lake Towada.
This is where you want to secure your time and stay slowly.
Map of Lake Towada Pleasure Boat