Towada-Hachimantai National Park
Towada-Hachimantai National Park stretches across Aomori, Iwate, and Akita Prefectures. Both Lake Towada and Oirase Gorge have been certified as Special Places of Scenic Beauty and Natural Monuments by the Japanese government. Every year, countless tourists visit the area to view Oirase’s fresh greenery in spring and the changing colors of Tsutanuma in autumn. During winter, Mt. Hakkoda is covered in fantastic ice-covered trees known as “snow monsters,” and the area presents the varying faces of nature throughout the four seasons.