Towada–Hachiman-tai National Park Travel Guide
Getting Here and Around
The fastest way to Towada-ko is by one daily bus directly from Morioka Station (departs from the West Exit at 9:45 am; 2 hours 15 minutes; ¥2,200). The last stop on the bus is Towada-ko. Or you can take a JR bus from Aomori Station or Hachinohe Station. Mizuumi-Go's route travels between Aomori and Towada-ko in 2 hours, 45 minutes (¥3,000). JR Oirase-Go operates on the same route but also stops at Hachinohe Station (2 hours, 15 minutes; ¥2,600). If you do not have a Japan Rail Pass, there is a two-day pass that covers the route from Aomori to Towada (¥4,600); it also lets you stop at other interesting sights such as Oirase Gorge. Local buses run along a network that links all the main spots, but service is frequently suspended during winter storms. If you rent a car, driving in Hachiman-tai is especially beautiful in early summer and fall.