Towadako Onsen (Towada City, Aomori)

Towadako Onsen
十和田湖温泉 (青森県 十和田市)
Planned season: Friday 22nd December 2017 until mid March 2018
Official snow depth --- [updated on 15th December 2018]

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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

485m
220m
265m
25"
2
1600m
2
5%
25%
70%
Skiers
50%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
50%
0 0 0 0 2 0 0

Towadako Onsen Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
18/19
season
17/18
season
18/19
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17/18
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18/19
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17/18
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18/19
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17/18
season
1st - - 1st - 20cm 1st - 55cm 1st - 115cm
2nd - - 2nd - 20cm 2nd - 55cm 2nd - 100cm
3rd - - 3rd - 20cm 3rd - 70cm 3rd - 100cm
4th - - 4th - 30cm 4th - 90cm 4th - 90cm
5th - - 5th - 30cm 5th - 80cm 5th - 90cm
6th - - 6th - 25cm 6th - 80cm 6th - 95cm
7th - - 7th - 35cm 7th - 100cm 7th - 90cm
8th - - 8th - 30cm 8th - 100cm 8th - 90cm
9th - - 9th - 20cm 9th - 100cm 9th - 80cm
10th - - 10th - 20cm 10th - 90cm 10th - 80cm
11th - - 11th - 20cm 11th - 75cm 11th - 80cm
12th - - 12th - 20cm 12th - 80cm 12th - 80cm
13th - - 13th - 40cm 13th - 80cm 13th - 70cm
14th - - 14th - 35cm 14th - 80cm 14th - 65cm
15th - - 15th - 30cm 15th - 75cm 15th - 40cm
16th - - 16th - 30cm 16th - 95cm 16th - 30cm
17th - - 17th - 30cm 17th - 95cm 17th - 10cm
18th - - 18th - 25cm 18th - 120cm 18th - 5cm
19th - - 19th - 30cm 19th - 130cm 19th - -
20th - - 20th - 25cm 20th - 125cm 20th - -
21st - - 21st - 25cm 21st - 120cm 21st - -
22nd - 25cm 22nd - 25cm 22nd - 110cm 22nd - -
23rd - 20cm 23rd - 25cm 23rd - 100cm 23rd - -
24th - 15cm 24th - 45cm 24th - 100cm 24th - -
25th - 15cm 25th - 40cm 25th - 100cm 25th - -
26th - 15cm 26th - 55cm 26th - 100cm 26th - -
27th - 30cm 27th - 50cm 27th - 100cm 27th - -
28th - 30cm 28th - 50cm 28th - 100cm 28th - -
29th - 25cm 29th - 45cm 29th - - 29th - -
30th - 30cm 30th - 60cm 30th 30th - -
31st - 30cm 31st - 55cm 31st 31st - -

Towadako Onsen Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Towadako Onsen. 
Rental
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
                                                           
Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 9:00am until 4:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:00am until 4:00pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Yes
Weekdays Yes
Opening information
Opening information
Towadako Onsen is open from 9:00am until 4:00pm during the daytime.

Nighta is from 5:00pm until 10:00pm.

The ski lifts close between 4:00pm and 5:00pm.

Towadako Onsen Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age & under
Senior
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 four hours from the time of purchase - it cannot be used during nighta operations.

Getting to Towadako Onsen

By public transport
Train
Train
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
Information
Towadako Onsen ids about 34km from Shichinohe Towada Station on the Tohoku Shinkansen line.

>> More information on the Tohoku Shinkansen train line
bus
Bus
No shuttle bus service information is available.
By Car
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)
Direction
Direction
Towadako Onsen is located just off the main Route 102 road to the west of central Towada city.

>> More information on Tohoku Expressway
Parking
Parking
There is parking for 700 vehicles is available at two main car parks by the base of the ski hill.

More Information

Visit official website
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Address
Address
Yakeyama 64-122
Horyo
Towada-shi
Aomori-ken
034-0303
Telephone
Telephone
0176-74-2008
2018-2019 SEASON UPDATES
As of Sunday 9th December, we still need to update the information for about 50 ski hills around Japan. They are mostly very small ones and the information can be very hard to find. We are working to get them all updated as quickly as possible... hopefully within the next week!
Current resort snow depth
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