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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 will immerse you in a dynamic museum containing three-dimensional works of art and architecture, both indoors and out, in an environment painstakingly curated to complement its urban surroundings.
Alongside art by Yoko Ono, Yayoi Kusama, and Ron Mueck, don’t miss the 5.5-meter Flower Horse outdoor monument by artist/designer Choi Jeong Hwa, which boldly and positively symbolizes the aesthetic mission of the museum and the city.


©Choi Jeonghwa Flower Horse photo : Oyamada Kuniya


Outside the town, you’ll find Lake Towada, offering stunning vistas and hiking courses for the outdoors 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. 


Access: By air, fly from Tokyo Haneda Airport to Aomori Airport (about one hour 15 minutes), then drive from the airport to the Art Center (about one hour 15 to 25 minutes). By train, take the Tohoku Shinkansen to Hachinohe Station (about two hours 44 minutes), transfer to the Nanbu Bus Gonohe-Hachinohe Line to the Shimo Omachi stop (about 35 minutes), then transfer to the Nanbu Bus Towadashi Line to the Towadashi Machinaka Kotsu Hiroba stop and walk about five minutes to the Towada Art Center.


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


Towada Art Center


10-9 Nishi Niban-cho, Towada-shi, Aomori-ken


Approx. 1 hour 30 minutes or more




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