Lake Towada and Oirase Valley

A journey through winter wonderland

By Jean Gerard Dacher    - 1 min read

Situated in the Tohoku region across the prefectures Aomori, Akita and Iwate you'll find the great Towada-Hachimantai National Park. Lake Towada, Japan's deepest lake, and Oirase Valley are part of this wonderful area, particularly interesting in autumn. However, if you love the snow, take a winter trip like me. At the traditional Tsuta Onsen Ryokan (in Japanese) I got some snowshoes and went to explore the nearby forest and a couple of other small lakes.

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Jean Gerard Dacher

Jean Gerard Dacher @jean.gerard.dacher

I've been living in Japan for 30 years and I've travelled a lot up and down the country, from Hokkaido to Iriomote Island. I'm a French teacher and I love hiking.