Lake Towada and Mutsu Bay, Honshu Island, Japan40.4N 140.8E
This image shows the northern end of Honshu Island, Japan. Part of the nearby island of Hokkaido is visible at the top edge, separated from Honshu by the Tsugaru Strait.
Several cities can be observed as grey areas amidst the bright green landscape, including Aomori, on the shores of the large bay, known as Mutsu Bay.
South of Mutsu Bay is Lake Towada, the largest caldera lake on Honshū island. The lake is roughly circular, with two peninsulas extending from its southern shore approximately one-third into the center of the lake.
It lies 400 meters (1,800 ft) above sea level, is 327.0m (1,073 ft) in depth, and is drained by the Oirase river. With a surface area of 61.1 km², Towada is Japan’s 12th largest lake, its bright blue color is due to its great depth.