Towada is home to one of Japan’s most lauded contemporary art museums and other structures by some of the country’s most innovative architects. The city’s history of notable structures, dates back to its founding, when the first pioneers of Towada dug an aqueduct of over 10 kilometers by hand, creating what is now the Inaoi River, which runs straight through the heart of Towada. Towada is home to several traditional Japanese minka, and the Shotokukan museum at Takamori-yama highlights the region’s history of horse breeding.