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Location

Towada Art Center

〒034-0082
10-9 Nishi-Nibancho, Towada-shi, Aomori, Japan

TEL: +81 (0) 176-20-1127
FAX: +81 (0) 176-20-1138
info@towadaartcenter.com

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Open

Museum
9:00-17:00
(admission until 30 minutes before closing)

Cafe & Shop
9:00-17:00(last order 16:30)

Closed

Mondays
(except for National Holidays on Monday, in which case the center is open on the holiday and closed the following Tuesday instead)

Train

The closest Tohoku Shinkansen stations to the Towada Art Center are Shichinohe-Towada Station and Hachinohe Station. Buses run from both stations and arrive in front of the Towada Art Center.

From Hachinohe Station

  • Take the Towada Kanko Dentetsu bus from the bus stop near the East Exit of Hachinohe Station. The museum is a five-minute walk from the Kanchogaidori bus stop. (Approximately 1 hour)
  • Take the JR Oirase-go bus from the West Exit of Hachinohe Station to the bus stop directly in front of the Towada Art Center. (Approximately 40 minutes)
    *The JR Oirase-go bus does not run during the winter season (November 14, 2016 – April 14, 2017). See here (Japanese) for winter bus schedules.
  • Approximately 45 minutes by car.

From Shichinohe-Towada Station

  • Take the Towada Kanko Dentetsu bus from the Bus Stop No. 1 outside the South Exit at Shichinohe Station. (Approximately 40 minutes)
  • Approximately 20 minutes by car.

Plane

Misawa Airport is the closest airport to the Towada Art Center, but central Towada is also accessible from Aomori Airport.

From Misawa Airport

  • By bus (Approximately 1 hour
    1. Take the airport shuttle bound for Hachinohe from Misawa Airport to Misawa Station. (Approximately 16 minutes)
    2. Take the Towada Kankou Dentetsu bus bound for Towada from Misawa Station. Get off at the Kanchogaidori bus stop. The museum is a five-minute walk. (Approximately 30 minutes
  • By share taxi (Approximately 40 minutes)
    Convenient and reasonable share taxis are available from Misawa Airport to the Towada Art Center.
    Share Taxi Information PDF (Japanese)

From Aomori Airport

  • By bus (Approximately 2 hours 15 minutes)
    1. Take the airport shuttle from Aomori Airport to Aomori Station. (Approximately 35 minutes)
    2. Take the Towada Kankou Dentetsu bus bound for Towada from the No. 10 Bus Stop at Aomori Station. The museum is a five-minute walk from the Kanchogaidori bus stop. (Approximately 1 hour 30 minutes)
  • By car (Approximately 1 hour 20 minutes)

Car

From Tokyo & Morioka

Tohoku Expressway → Hachinohe Expressway → Momoishi Toll Road → Get off at the Shimoda Momoishi Interchange (IC) and take Route 45 to Route 102 → Take Route 102 approximately 20km to reach the Towada Art Center.

*The Towada Interchange (IC) on the Tohoku Expressway is not the closest interchange to the Towada Art Center.

From Akita

Akita Expressway → Kitakami Junction (JCT) → Merge with the Tohoku Expressway and follow the same directions as those from Tokyo and Morioka.

Alternatively, take Route 103 to Lake Towada and turn onto Route 102. Drive through the Oirase Gorge and into central Towada.

*The Towada Art Center is approximately 45km from the Yasumiya area on the banks of Lake Towada.

From Aomori

Aomori → Michinoku Toll Road → Route 4 → Central Towada
*The Towada Art Center is approximately 60km from central Aomori.

From late April to late November, you can also take Route 103 or Prefectural Road 40 from Aomori over the Hakkoda Mountains to central Towada.

From Hirosaki

Take the Tohoku Expressway to Aomori Higashi Interchange (IC) → Michinoku Toll Road → Route 4 → Central Towada

From late April to late November, you can also take Route 102 through Kuroishi and turn onto Route 394. Take Route 394 past Jogakura Bridge and Sukayu Hot Springs and turn onto Route 103. Take Route 103 into central Towada.

Parking

Parking near the museum is limited. Ten parking spaces are available directly behind the museum. Paid parking options around the museum are listed below.
Towada Art Center Area Parking Information

  • Towada Nishi-nibancho Parking (Paid)
    Aomori-ken Towada-shi Nishi-nibancho 8

    Two-minute walk from the museum
  • *The Towada Art Center validates Nishi-nibancho Parking for museum-goers. Bring your parking ticket and admissions ticket to the front reception to receive validation.

Bus

From Tokyo

Board a Towada Kankou Dentetsu bus at either Tokyo Station or Ikebukuro Station.
Get off at either the Towada Fujiya Hotel stop or the Towada Chuo stop.

Schedules

Other Schedules