Towada is located in Aomori Prefecture in the Tōhoku Region of Honshū in Japan. Located at the foothills of the Hakkoda Mountains and borders Lake Towada to the west. Until 1955, this town was known as Sanbongihara (三本木原).
During 1885, this the area was designated as a ranch area for breeding cavalry horses for the Imperial Japanese Army, because the climate was similar to Manchuria and Siberia.
During 1955, elevated to a city. and renamed Towada during October 1956. During 2005, the city merged with the neighboring town of Towadako.
Lake Towada (Towada-Ko)
Largest freshwater crater lake on Honshū island bordering Towada on the border between Aomori Prefecture and Akita Prefecture. The lake is 400m (1,800') above sea level and is 327m (1,073' ) deep in the center.
Ki-54 Hickory Manufacture Number 5541
Ditched September 27, 1943 salvaged September 5, 2012
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June 15, 2019