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Getting to the Towada, Oirase, and Hakkoda Area

Access to the Towada, Oirase, and Hakkoda area from Tokyo and Osaka
* Access routes are examples. The times required from one area to the other are estimates. For details please check with the information desks and websites of transportation organizations.

Access to Morioka, Hachinohe, and Aomori

By Plane
  • JAL: Haneda Airport (about 1 hour 20 minutes) Misawa Airport
  • JAL: Haneda Airport (about 1 hour 20 minutes) Aomori Airport
  • ANA: Haneda Airport (about 1 hour 10 minutes) Odate-Noshiro Airport
  • JAL: Itami Airport (about 1 hour 30 minutes) Misawa Airport
  • JAL, ANA: Itami Airport (about 1 hour 45 minutes) Aomori Airport
  • ANA: Itami Airport (about 1 hour 30 minutes) Odate-Noshiro Airport
By Train
  • JR Tokaido Shinkansen: Shin-Osaka Station (about 2 hours 35 minutes) Tokyo Station
  • JR Tohoku Shinkansen: Tokyo Station (about 2 hours 55 minutes) Hachinohe Station
  • JR Tohoku Shinkansen: Tokyo Station (about 3 hours) Shichinohe-Towada Station
  • JR Tohoku Shinkansen: Tokyo Station (about 3 hours 15 minutes) Shin-Aomori Station
  • JR Ou Line: Shin-Aomori Station (about 40 minutes) Hirosaki Station

Transportationin Hachinohe and Aomori

By Bus
* The services of JR Bus Tohoku Oirase-go and Mizuumi-go are suspended or sectionally operated during winter. For more detail ask each transportation information desk or check out their website.
  • Airport Limousine Bus: Aomori Airport (about 35 minutes) Aomori Station
  • JR Bus Tohoku Mizuumi-go: Aomori Station (about 1 hour 20 minutes) Ropeway Eki-mae (Ropeway Station) Bus Stop (about 10 minutes) Sukayu Onsen-mae (Sukayu Onsen) Bus Stop (about 40 minutes) Tsuta Onsen (about 15 minutes) Yakeyama (about 10 minutes) Ishigedo (about 5 minutes) Kumoi no Taki Waterfall (about 15 minutes) Nenokuchi (about 15 minutes) Towadako Yasumiya Towada Visitor Center
  • JR Bus Tohoku Oirase-go: Hachinohe Station West Gate (about 1 hour 30 minutes) Yakeyama (about 10 minutes) Ishigedo (about 5 minutes) Kumoi no Taki Waterfall (about 15 minutes) Nenokuchi (about 15 minutes) Towadako Yasumiya Towada Visitor Center
By Car
  • National Route 103: Tohoku Expressway, Towada Interchange (about 50 minutes) Lake Towada (Yasumiya) Towada Visitor Center
  • Prefectural Route 2 (Jukai Line): Tohoku Expressway, Kosaka Interchange (about 45 minutes) Lake Towada (Yasumiya) Towada Visitor Center
  • National Route 102-National Route 454: Tohoku Expressway, Kuroishi Interchange (about 1 hour) Lake Towada (Yasumiya) Towada Visitor Center
  • National Route 7-National Route 454: Tohoku Expressway, Owani-Hirosaki Interchange (about 1 hour) Lake Towada (Yasumiya) Towada Visitor Center
  • National Route 103: Lake Towada (Yasumiya) Towada Visitor Center (about 15 minutes) Nenokuchi
  • National Route 103 (Towada Road): Lake Towada (Yasumiya) Towada Visitor Center (about 11 minutes) Hakka Toge Viewpoint
  • National Route 454: Lake Towada (Yasumiya) Towada Visitor Center (about 23 minutes) Takinosawa Viewpoint
  • National Route 102 (Towada Road): Takinosawa Viewpoint (about 11 minutes) Ohanabeyama Viewpoint (about 19 minutes) Nenokuchi (about 15 minutes) Ishigedo (about 10 minutes) Yakeyama
  • National Route 103: Yakeyama (10 minutes) Tsuta Onsen
  • National Route 103 (Hakkoda-Towada Gold Line): Tsuta Onsen (about 32 minutes) Sukayu Onsen (about 8 minutes) Ropeway Station
  • National Route 103 (Hakkoda-Towada Gold Line)-National Route 394-Prefectural Route 40: Tsuta Onsen (about 35 minutes) Tashirotai Marshland (Hakkoda Onsen)
  • Prefectural Route 40-National Route 103 (Hakkoda-Towada Gold Line): Tashirotai Marshland (Hakkoda Onsen) (about 15 minutes) Ropeway Station
*National Route 103 (Hakkoda-Towada Gold Line) is closed between Sukayu and Yachi during winter.
*National Route 454 and 102 (Towada Road) are closed between Takinosawa and Yukawa, and between Nenokuchi and Yukawa during winter.
*National Route 103 is closed between Yasumiya and Utarube during winter.
* Prefectural Route 40 and National Route 103 (Hakkoda-Towada Gold Line) are closed between Aomori and Lake Towada during winter nights.
  • National Route 7 and Prefectural Route 40: Aomori Expressway, Aomori Interchange (about 45 minutes) Tashirotai Marshland (Hakkoda Onsen)
  • National Route 7 and Prefectural Route 40: Aomori Expressway, Aomori Chuo Interchange (about 35 minutes) Tashirotai Marshland (Hakkoda Onsen)
* Prefectural Route 40 is closed between Kaseshinai and Komagome during winter.