Towadako Onsen (Towada City, Aomori)

Towadako Onsen
十和田湖温泉 (青森県 十和田市)
Planned season: Friday 16th December 2016 until mid March 2017
Official snow depth --- [updated on 27th April 2017]

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Towadako Onsen is a small ski hill located to the north east of Lake Towada in Towada city in Aomori Prefecture. The Hakkoda mountains are to the north west and Lake Towada is to the south west.

Aomori Prefecture is the northernmost prefecture on the main island of Honshu and borders Akita Prefecture and Iwate Prefecture to the south. Hokkaido is to the north across the Tsugaru Strait. There are a number of ski hills located across Aomori Prefecture, mostly small in scale. The capital, Aomori city, is located in the central area by the shores of Mutsu Bay and to the north of the Hakkoda mountains.

The Mountain

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Towadako Onsen Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 20cm 25cm 1st 55cm 80cm 1st 60cm 70cm
2nd - - 2nd 10cm 25cm 2nd 90cm 80cm 2nd 60cm 85cm
3rd - - 3rd 10cm 20cm 3rd 95cm 80cm 3rd 60cm 75cm
4th - - 4th 10cm 15cm 4th 90cm 80cm 4th 55cm 65cm
5th - - 5th 10cm 20cm 5th 75cm 80cm 5th 50cm 55cm
6th - - 6th 10cm 20cm 6th 90cm 80cm 6th 50cm 50cm
7th - - 7th 10cm 20cm 7th 90cm 80cm 7th 60cm 50cm
8th - - 8th 10cm 20cm 8th 95cm 75cm 8th 70cm 40cm
9th - - 9th 10cm 20cm 9th 80cm 75cm 9th 65cm 30cm
10th - - 10th 10cm 20cm 10th 85cm 90cm 10th 60cm 30cm
11th - - 11th 20cm 35cm 11th 105cm 100cm 11th 60cm 30cm
12th - - 12th 35cm 35cm 12th 90cm 90cm 12th 60cm 30cm
13th - - 13th 45cm 30cm 13th 90cm 75cm 13th 55cm 10cm
14th - - 14th 30cm 25cm 14th 80cm 60cm 14th 50cm -
15th - - 15th 30cm 25cm 15th 85cm 50cm 15th 60cm -
16th 20cm - 16th 35cm 30cm 16th 80cm 45cm 16th 60cm -
17th 25cm - 17th 15cm 25cm 17th 60cm 50cm 17th 55cm -
18th 25cm 0cm 18th 35cm 25cm 18th 60cm 55cm 18th 50cm -
19th - 2cm 19th 40cm 105cm 19th 60cm 50cm 19th 50cm -
20th - 2cm 20th 40cm 105cm 20th 60cm 45cm 20th 45cm -
21st 0cm 0cm 21st 40cm 115cm 21st 60cm 50cm 21st - -
22nd 0cm 1cm 22nd 35cm 120cm 22nd 70cm 50cm 22nd - -
23rd 0cm 0cm 23rd 60cm 115cm 23rd 70cm 45cm 23rd - -
24th 10cm 0cm 24th 55cm 100cm 24th 70cm 55cm 24th - -
25th 10cm 0cm 25th 55cm 105cm 25th 65cm 55cm 25th - -
26th 5cm 0cm 26th 55cm 110cm 26th 70cm 50cm 26th - -
27th 5cm 25cm 27th 45cm 95cm 27th 70cm 40cm 27th - -
28th 10cm 40cm 28th 55cm 95cm 28th 60cm 60cm 28th - -
29th 10cm 35cm 29th 55cm 90cm 29th - 50cm 29th - -
30th 20cm 35cm 30th 55cm 85cm 30th 30th - -
31st 20cm 30cm 31st 60cm 80cm 31st 31st - -

Towadako Onsen Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Towadako Onsen. 
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available.
Ski and snowboard wear rental is also available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
There are no special facilities for children. 
Park Information
Park information
The 'Snowboard Park' is located on the upper slopes. 

Towadako Onsen Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Mid March
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 9:00am until 4:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:00am until 4:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Yes
Weekdays Yes
Opening information
Opening information
Towadako Onsen is open from 9am until 4pm during the daytime.

Nighta is from 5pm until 10pm.

The ski lifts close between 4pm and 5pm.

Towadako Onsen Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age & under
60 years & over
1 Day 2,670 yen 2,160 yen 2,160 yen
4 Hours 1,540 yen 1,130 yen 1,130 yen
1 Lift Coupon 250 yen 200 yen 200 yen
Nighta 1,540 yen 820 yen 820 yen
Season Ticket 20,160 yen 12,950 yen 12,950 yen
Lift Ticket Information The 4 Hour ticket is valid for 4 hours from the time of purchase - it cannot be used during nighta operations.

Getting to Towadako Onsen

By public transport
33.9km from Shichinohe Towada Station on the Tohoku Shinkansen line
56.1km from Towada Minami Station on the Towada Kanko Dentetsu line
63.1km from Kazuno Hanawa Station on the Towada Kanko Dentetsu line
Transport Information
Towadako Onsen ids about 34km from Shichinohe Towada Station on the Tohoku Shinkansen line.

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No shuttle bus service information is available.
By Car
46.5km from the Kuroishi IC on the Tohoku Expressway
56.1km from the Towada IC on the Tohoku Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 102 (0.8km away)
Towadako Onsen is located just off the main Route 102 road to the west of central Towada city.

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There is parking for 700 vehicles is available at two main car parks by the base of the ski hill.

More Information

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Season dates and information
At the time of writing (3rd April 2017), many ski resorts in Japan have closed for the 2016-2017 season - though some remain open. Season dates shown on these pages are the original planned dates and subject to change.

The information shown on this page is for the 2016-2017 season. Information will be reviewed and updated over the coming months. Data for every ski resort should be updated in time for the start of the 2017-2018 winter season.
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