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A World-Class Modern Art Museum in the Heart of Scenic Aomori


Creative expression and the cityscape connect at the Towada Art Center


A downtown cultural hotbed, the Towada Art Center lets you immerse yourself in a dynamic gallery of three-dimensional works of art and architecture – both inside and outdoors – in an environment painstakingly curated to complement its urban surroundings.


©Choi Jeonghwa Flower Horse photo : Oyamada Kuniya


Alongside art by Yoko Ono, Yayoi Kusama and Ron Mueck, don’t miss the 5.5 m high Flower Horse outdoor monument, by artist/designer Choi Jeong Hwa, which boldly and positively symbolizes the aesthetic mission of the museum and the city.


©Kusama Yayoi Love Forever, Singing in Towada photo : Oyamada Kuniya


Outside of town you’ll find Lake Towada, offering stunning vistas and hiking courses for the outdoor enthusiast. Stay overnight at a local ryokan or hotel, and sample specialties like freshwater fish, Kuraishi beef, and sembei rice cracker soup, an Aomori soul food.


It takes 1 hour from Hachinohe Station to Towada Art Center and 2 hours to Lake Towada by bus. Hachinohe Station is about 4 hours from Tokyo by bullet train.


Towada Art Center






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