Lake Towada (Aomori and Akita Prefecture)
Welcome to Lake Towada
Located on the border between Aomori and Akita prefectures and is one of the major attractions of the national park. The third-deepest lake in Japan, the crystal-clear Towada is encircled by steep cliffs and a wooded shoreline famous for its autumn colors.
Oirase Valley, which extends 14 km (8 miles) from the eastern shore of Lake Towada at Nenokuchi, is the highlight of a trip to Lake Towada. The Oirase Stream courses through its length, rushing over boulders and cascading into waterfalls under the leafy branches of Japanese beech and other deciduous trees, making a hike on the trail that flanks the river even more delightful in autumn.