Towadako Report

2011/10/27 – Towadako Report by schauwecker Lake Towada This year’s last autumn color report from the Tohoku Region comes from Lake Towada and Oirase Stream, a picturesque stream that flows out of the lake and down a densely forested valley. Lake Towada is a crater lake whose shores remain undeveloped with the exception of Yasumiya, […]

Hachimantai Report

2012/10/11 – Hachimantai Report by scott Hachimantai Today Schauwecker and I continued our Tohoku Region reporting with a visit to the Hachimantai area of Towada-Hachimantai National Park. We arrived in Morioka by train and rented a car for the one hour drive to the mountain. The weather forecast for the area was not very optimistic, […]