VIDEO| A virtual tour of Lake Towada illuminations

Video and photos by Yoshihisa Morita, Stripes Japan
Video and photos by Yoshihisa Morita, Stripes Japan

VIDEO| A virtual tour of Lake Towada illuminations

by Takahiro Takiguchi
Stripes Japan

Lake Towada near Misawa AB is a great place to visit. It boasts pristine forest and its waters are crystal clear.

In the fall, this is a great fall foliage spot. And, in the winter, visitors head back to the lake for a view of its impressive illuminations.


Though COVID-19 restrictions are still in place, join us for a virtual tour of this year’s display brilliantly depicting the legend of Lake Towada through illuminations, graphic mapping, musical performances and nightly fireworks.

The Lake Towada Winter Story of Illumination 2020-2021 follows a 1-kilometer course and retells the legend which says the lake was once possessed by an evil serpent with eight heads. The monster is defeated when a monk with great faith arrives. After, the monk transforms into a dragon and remains the lake’s guardian deity to this day.

About the illuminations
Note: Please follow your base command rules on travel. Avoid large crowds, wear a face mask, practice social distancing and proper handwashing procedures.

Lake Towada Winter Story 2020-2021
Location: 486 Yasumiya, Lake Towada, Okuse, Towada City, Aomori Prefecture
Period: Through Jan. 31, 2021.
Hours: 5 – 9 p.m.
Admission: Adult, 1,600 yen, 12 and younger, free (at entrance)
*Advance online ticket (1,200 yen) is available at the online store
Tel: 0176-75-1531 (Towada Tourist Bureau)

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