Discover Lake Towada and Oirase Valley

If you are thinking about visiting the Oirase Valley, the best time to go is in autumn when the colors are at their most stunning! Hiking acrross the valley and experience it like no other.

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Getting around in Lake Towada and the Oirase Valley

The easiest way to get around in Lake Towada and the Oirase Valley is by car. If you decide to rent a car, it is advised to do so from the nearest airport in the vicinity. You can use our car rental widget in the FAQ menu below. 

Getting to Lake Towada and Oirase Valley

Nearest airport:

The nearest and most convenient airport is Aomori Airport.

  • by car: approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes

 

Rental cars:

How long to stay in Lake Towada and Oirase Valley

We recommend staying in Lake Towada and the Oirase Valley between one and two days. 
 

Seasonal information

Scenic rides:

  • Towada Lake Pleasure Boat: click here to go to the official website

Festivals in Lake Towada and Oirase Valley

There is one well-known festival in this area. Please be advised that the following info is based upon previous entries of the festival and that the dates might have changed for the following year. It is also possible that the entire festival is cancelled in the case of heavy rainfall or a natural disaster. Please check with the official organisers' website for the most up-to-date information. 
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For the exact location of the festival, you can consult our map above by clicking on the icon in the upper most corner of the map to open the map legend. Festivals are hidden by default but can be made visible by clicking on the "Festivals" checkbox in the map legend.

 

  • Lake Towada Lake Festival

    • Date: July 13th and 14th

    • Time: 20:00 - 20:40

Hotels in Lake Towada and Oirase Valley

Flights to Lake Towada and Oiraese Valley

The nearest and most convenient airport is Aomori Airport.

  • by car: approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes

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Day trips from Lake Towada and Oirase Valley

The Hakkoda Mountains can be visited in both the summer and the winter. The Hakkoda ropeway takes you up to the very summit of Hakkoda, right into its park. With a ...

Travel time:

Distance, km: 20.39

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Aomori is the northernmost city on the island of Honshu. Especially during winter time, the snowfall makes the city especially charming. Be sure to visit one of the many excellent ...

Travel time:

Distance, km: 38.74

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Hirosaki offers beautiful parks and gardens where you can see the cherry blossoms in Spring. Another must-see is the impressive Hirosaki Castle. 

Travel time:

Distance, km: 44.32

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