How to get to Towada-Hachimantai National Park

About Towada-Hachimantai National Park

Towada Hachimantai National Park is a national park that spans the three prefectures of Aomori, Iwate and Akita in the northeastern region of Japan, covering major scenic spots such as Lake Towada, the Oirase Valley and the Hachimantai Plateau. It is one of the most famous national parks in the Tohoku region.

Towada Hachimantai National Park, which covers an area of 854.09 square kilometers, was first designated as Towada National Park on February 1, 1936, and was renamed Towada Hachimantai National Park on July 10, 1956, when the Hachimantai area was added to the park. The park offers beautiful scenery such as Lake Towada with its deep blue color and the Oirase River with its many changes, movement and fun, as well as many hot spring resorts including Tamagawa Onsen and Sour Soup Onsen and winter recreation areas such as Hachimantai Ski Resort. You can enjoy a variety of things to do and see throughout the year.

How to get there

Address: Midorigaoka, Hachimantai City, Iwate Prefecture
Access 【Train】Take a bus from JR Morioka Station, get off at Gozaisho stop, and walk shortly 【Car】Take Tohoku Expressway Matsuo-Hachimantai IC, about 25 min.
Parking: Yes. 20 cars. Free Hachimantai Gozaisho area Free Hachimantaira Gozaisho District Public Restroom Parking Lot


Lake Towada is a beautiful lake straddling Towada City, Aomori Prefecture and Kosaka Town, Kazuno County, Akita Prefecture.

Known as the third deepest lake in Japan, it is a popular tourist spot with a variety of activities such as canoeing, fishing, and sightseeing boats.

The contrast between the red leaves and the indigo surface of the lake is a topic of conversation as it is the most beautiful of all.

The red mountain cherry blossoms in May and the fresh green leaves in June are also a must-see! The lakeside promenade is well maintained, so visitors can enjoy a leisurely stroll.


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