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Towada, Oirase, HakkodaTowada-Hachimantai National Park


Boat Towada Lake Excursion Boat

Towada Lake Excursion Boat
Sightseeing boat tours the top attraction for exploring Lake Towada.

Lake Towada is a caldera lake that originated from volcanic activity starting about two hundred thousand years ago. A caldera lake is formed when a volcanic eruption causes a depression that fills with water over a long period of time. Lake Nakanoumi, which lies between Ogura Peninsula and Nakayama Peninsula, is the third deepest lake in Japan with a depth of 327 meters at its deepest point. The area impresses on visitors a feeling of the tremendous energy of the volcanic eruption that initially tore up the earth and the many subsequent years it took to form the lake. The landscape surrounding the lake continually develops in step with the endless succession of the seasons, reflected in alternating patterns of new spring foliage and autumn colors. We hope that you take advantage of the sightseeing boat tours to fully enjoy the majestic nature of the area.

Facility Outline

Open:8:00 – 17:00
Closed:From mid-November through mid-April
Usage Fee:Requires a Fee
Foreign Languages Accommodated:English, Chinese and Korean
Address:Towadakohan Yasumiya, Towada City, Aomori Prefecture
Lake cruise is recommended
Lake cruise is recommended
Autumn foliage surrounding the lake
Autumn foliage surrounding the lake
Message from the Facility
Visitors to Lake Towada are recommended to take a sightseeing boat tour, and enjoy the different seasonal landscapes while contemplating the Nakayama Peninsula, with its numerous islands and inlets, and Ogura Peninsula, with various cliffs and bluffs. Sightseeing boat services include a one-way tour that runs between Yasumiya and Nenokuchi and a round-trip tour that departs from and returns to Yasumiya. On either tour, visitors can view numerous sightseeing spots.

Deputy Manager, Towada Lake Excursion Boat
Kouichi Yuze