Wednesday, 6 January 2016

Lake Towada Winter Story 2016

Lake Towada Winter Story 2016
十和田湖冬物語2016 (Towadako Fuyu Monogatari)

(Feb. 3 UPDATE: Bus Information Added)
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Date: February 5-28, 2016
   Weekdays: 15:00-21:00
   Weekends & Holidays: 11:00-21:00
   Friday, February 5, 2016: 16:00-21:00
Location: Lake Towada Yasumiya  十和田湖畔休屋特設イベント会場 (map)
Admission: Free
  • 冬花火 Fireworks 20:00-20:10 Daily
  • ステージイベント Stage Events (Shamisen, etc.) 19:20-20:00
  • 津軽三味線ライブ Tsugaru Shamisen Live Performances Mon-Fri 19:00~ & 20:30~
  • 光のゲート・光のトンネル "Gate of Light" & "Tunnel of Light"17:00-21:00 Daily
  • イルミネーション・ライトアップ Illuminations 17:00~21:00 Daily
  • 雪のすべり台 Snow Slide (sled rentals 100yen/hour)
  • 乙女の像ライトアップ "Light Up" of Otome no Zou (Bronze Maidens Statue) 17:00~21:00 Daily
  • ゆきあかり横丁 Yuki Akari Yokocho (Alleyway Food Stands/Restaurants) 15:00~21:00 Weekdays; 11:00~21:00 Weekends & Holidays
  • かまくらBar Kamakura (Snow Hut) Bar 18:00~21:00 Daily
  • グリューワイン Spiced Mulled Wine (500yen free refills) 17:00~21:00 Daily
    (Limited Edition 80th Anniversary Glasses-700yen, limited to 1000 pieces)
  • ホットアップルティー Hot Apple Tea - 200yen/cup
  • 足湯 Foot Bath 18:00-21:00 Daily
  • バナナボート Banana Boat 11:00~19:00, Fri.-Sun. & Holidays
  • 雪上乗馬体験 Horseback Riding on Snow 11:00~14:30 Weekends. & Holidays (500yen)
  • スノーロデオ "Snow Rodeo" 11:00~14:30 Weekends. & Holidays (300yen)
  • ステージイベント Stage Performances
  • 十和田湖雪上大運動会 Lake Towada Snow Sports Festival Saturday February 13
  • Etc.
Bus Access:

Miyago Bus Course F703
Lake Towada Winter Story 2016 Miyago Bus Towadako Fuyu Monogatari  十和田湖冬物語三五八バス

Dates: Feb. 7, 11, 13, 15, 20, 21, 28
Cost: 3000yen (友の会 (Tomo no Kai) Members 2700yen)
Minimum Required Passengers: 30
Maximum Passengers: 40
Reservations: Required
  • Miyago Hachinohe 八戸
    TEL 0178-24-3331 FAX 0178-44-6018 
  • Miyago Aomori 青森
    TEL 017-726-5888 FAX 017-726-5890
  • Miyago Morioka 盛岡
    TEL 019-684-6161 FAX 019-684-2887
  • Miyago Misawa 三沢
    TEL 0176-54-2031 FAX 0176-54-4588
14:30 Miyago Bus Hachinohe 三五八バス八戸 (map)
14:40 Hon Hachinohe Station 本八戸駅 (map)
15:30 Toutetsu Station Building (Towada) とうてつ駅ビル (map)
Oirase Roman Park 奥入瀬ろまんパーク (map)
Yakeyama 焼山 (map)
Lake Towada Winter Story 十和田湖冬物語
Yakeyama 焼山 (map)
22:30 Toutetsu Station Building (Towada) とうてつ駅ビル (map)
23:20 Hon Hachinohe Station 本八戸駅 (map)
23:30 Miyago Bus Hachinohe 三五八バス八戸 (map)

Lake Towada Yasumiya  十和田湖畔休屋特設イベント会場
Okuse Towadako-han Yasumiya 486 (十和田市, 奥瀬十和田湖畔休屋486)
Towada, Aomori 018-5501

More Information:
Facebook Event Page (Japanese):
Lake Towada National Park Association Website (Japanese):


  1. Are there any other ways to get there besides by private car?

    1. Sorry for the slow reply.

      Unfortunately no buses go to the Lake from December-April. You can get to Yakeyama 焼山 which is not too far from the entrance of the Oirase Gorge from Towada City using a local Towada bus. (Schedule in Japanese here: But from Yakeyama to the Lake you would need to take a taxi, which would probably be quite expensive.

      Last year Towada Kanko Dentetsu offered Saturday & Sunday 1-day "monitor tours" (requires filling in a survey at the end) for the festival which included bus transport to/from central Towada. I don't know if they'll be offering the tours again this year or not, but you can see for last year's information.

      In the past, some other nearby cities (Misawa, Hachinohe) offered bus tours for the festival, but I haven't come across any information for this year.

      Sorry I couldn't be more helpful. If more information about Lake Towada Winter Story tours come up I will definitely post it on the blog.

    2. Updated the post with bus information (departing from Hachinohe/Towada)).