Glide leisurely across the sparkling surface of Lake Towada in Towada-Hachimantai National Park with an English-speaking nature guide and canoeing instructor.
The destination of this tour is a cove situated inside the National Park Special Protection Zone that can only be reached by boat. This tour also provides an opportunity to see the rare Japanese serow, a miniature antelope that lives in the forests surrounding the lake. Lake Towada, located on the border between Akita and Aomori Prefectures, is the caldera lake formed by eruptions of Towada Volcano. Due to the unfrozen lake during winter, it is also called the “Mystic Lake.” It is the source of the river of Oirase Gorge and is a beautiful lake showing various landscapes each season. Experience the untouched natural beauty of Lake Towada by taking to the water with an expert local guide. Enjoy sweeping views from Canadian canoes, which can be safely piloted by beginners. On this tour you can wander around in a Canadian canoe on the caldera lake surrounded by beech forest. The tour arrives and departs from the western shore of the Nakayama Peninsula, or the eastern shore of Ogura Peninsula depending on wind conditions. The appeal of this tour lies in the way you can really enjoy a firsthand experience on the sparkling lake water, managing the boat yourself. Extensive support is provided via careful instruction from the guides, making this safe for beginners.