Getting Here

Towada stands as one of the rare Japanese towns without a train, yet it remains effortlessly reachable by plane, train, or car. Herein, we present our recommended modes of transportation to Towada.

By Shinkansen

The nearest stations to Towada via the Tohoku Shinkansen are either Hachinohe Station or Shichinohe-Towada Station. For the Shinkansen schedule, please consult the JR official website.

By Bus

From Hachinohe Station

  • Take the Towada Kanko Electric Railway Bus at the East Exit 5 of Hachinohe Station
    Get of at the "Kanchogaidori" bus stop, and it's a 5-minute walk to the museum. The journey takes about an hour.
  • See the bus times for Towada Kanko Electric Railway Bus here.
    (From Hachinohe Station, the "Kanchogaidori" bus stop is just after the "Towada-shi Chuo" bus stop.)
  • See also the cost-efficient Towada Art Center Bus Package
  • Take the JR Oirase-go bus from the West Exit of Hachinohe Station
    Get off at the bus stop directly in front of the Towada Art Center. (Approximately 40 minutes)

From Shichinohe-Towada Station

From Hirosaki

From Aomori City


By Car

From Tokyo/Morioka

  • Tohoku Expressway → Hachinohe Expressway → Momoishi Toll Road → Get off at the Shimoda Momoishi Interchange (IC) and take Route 45 to Route 102 → Take Route 102 approximately 20km to reach central Towada.
  • The Towada Interchange (IC) on the Tohoku Expressway is not the closest interchange to central Towada .

From Akita

  • Akita Expressway → Kitakami Junction (JCT) → Merge with the Tohoku Expressway and follow the same directions as those from Tokyo and Morioka.
  • Alternatively, take Route 103 to Lake Towada and turn onto Route 102. Drive through the Oirase Gorge and into central Towada.
  • Central Towada is approximately 45km from the Yasumiya area on the banks of Lake Towada.

From Aomori

  • Aomori → Michinoku Toll Road → Route 4 → Central Towada
    *Central Towada is approximately 60km from central Aomori.
  • From late April to late November, you can also take Route 103 or Prefectural Road 40 from Aomori over the Hakkoda Mountains to central Towada.

From Hirosaki

  • Take the Tohoku Expressway to Aomori Higashi Interchange (IC) → Michinoku Toll Road → Route 4 → Central Towada
  • From late April to late November, you can also take Route 102 through Kuroishi and turn onto Route 394. Take Route 394 past Jogakura Bridge and Sukayu Hot Springs and turn onto Route 103. Take Route 103 into central Towada.

Road Information

By Coach

From Tokyo

  • Board a Towada Kankou Dentetsu bus at either Tokyo Station or Ikebukuro Station. Get off at either the Towada Fujiya Hotel stop or the Towada Chuo stop.

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