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Towadako Guidehouse KAI

Experience the natural beauty of Lake Towada

Lake Towada, located on the border of Akita and Aomori prefectures, is famed for its mysterious beauty. With the hope of connecting people with nature to build a sustainable future, Towadako Guidehouse KAI offers guided tours that let visitors take in the magnificent nature of the lake from Canadian canoes. Paddling your canoe through Lake Towada in the early morning is a special experience that will replenish both your body and soul.

Early-morning canoe tour

Drift on the beautiful champagne-colored waters of Lake Towada in a canoe. The tour begins before dawn so that you can witness the moment the lake glows in gold with the mist rising over the waters illuminated by the rays of the morning sun. In pure silence, the only sound you hear is that of the paddles as the canoe glides over a calm lake. Bask in the tranquility of the lake in the early morning and discover the peaceful beauty of nature.

The mystic Lake Towada

Lake Towada is a caldera lake formed roughly 200,000 years ago through repeated volcano eruptions. Its deepest point reaches 326.8 meters, which lets you sense the powerful energy of the eruptions. With a circumference of approximately 46 kilometers, the mysterious lake boasts deep blue waters filled slowly over a long period of time, offering breathtaking panoramic views. Its beauty can be appreciated all year around with vibrant greenery, autumn leaves and its mystical atmosphere in the winter. The peak season for the fresh greenery is May through June, while the autumn leaves start to change colors at the beginning of October, reaching their peak mid-end October.

Oirase Stream

Flowing from Lake Towada for about 14 kilometers from Nenokuchi on the lakeshore to Yakeyama, the Oirase Stream has magnificent mountain stream scenery filled with lush woods. There is a paved road and a walking trail along the stream, letting you enjoy waterfalls, the beautiful stream that winds through the forest as well as oddly shaped rocks up close. The peak season for the fresh greenery is May through June, while the autumn leaves begin start to change colors at the beginning of October, reaching their peak mid-end October.

Location

Name Towadako Guidehouse KAI
Website (In Japanese) http://tgkai.jp/index.html
Address 486 Yasumiya, Towadakohan, Oirase, Towada-shi, Aomori
Access Approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes by bus from JR Aomori Station
Inquiries TEL: 080-1681-1036

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