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Aomori Lake Towada | Dual Crater Lake

Aomori Lake Towada | Dual Crater Lake

Lake Towada-ko, part of the Towada-Hachimantai National Park and is at the top of a 400-meter-high mountain on the border between Aomori and Akita. The lake is a dual crater lake that was formed by the caving in of a volcano mouth formed by a giant eruption. With a depth of 327 meters, the lake is the third deepest in Japan and the laegest caldera lake on Honshu. The water is so translucent that you can see down into it for 10 meters. Lake Towada-ko reflects the four seasons in its clear blue water accentuated by the fresh green of spring, autumn leaves, and the snow in the winter, giving the lake a mysterious beauty. Towada-ko is especially popular during the autumn time when the autumn foliage can be witnessed along the Oirase Stream at the lake's eastern shore. There are observation points set up around the lake, so you can enjoy the lake's appearance from different angles. Seeing the lake from a boat shows a different kind of beauty than can been seen from the lakeshore.

Lake Towada is surrounded by a steep, forested caldera rim that rises several hundred meters above the lake's surface. Towadako's shores remain largely undeveloped with the exception of the small town of Yasumiya. Besides serving as a transportation hub, Yasumiya offers a few minor attractions, including the Towada Shrine, a small nature museum, and a statue depicting young Tohoku women, installed to commemorate the area's designation as a national park.


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