|Schauwecker's Japan Travel Blog|
by Stefan Schauwecker, webmaster of japan-guide.com
This blog is intended to record some of my travel activities in Japan.
2011/10/27 - Autumn Color Report: Towadako
Lake Towada is a crater lake whose shores remain undeveloped with the exception of Yasumiya, a small town of hotels and ryokan, from where we started our day of reporting with a sightseeing boat ride to Nenokuchi. Colors around the lake have suffered a bit from the strong winds of recent days and have already slightly passed their peak, although they were still beautiful.
After disembarking the boat at Nenokuchi, we followed the popular walking trail down Oirase Stream for about two hours. Green, yellow and brown dominated the valley in terms of colors, while red was surprisingly rare despite the large number of maple trees. According to the tourist information, the autumn colors along Oirase Stream are about to reach their peak.