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Lake Tazawa-ko

Travel Guide - Lake Tazawa-ko

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Lake Tazawa-ko is a classic caldera lake with a mystic atmosphere. The circular lake with about 20 kilometers of circumference is surrounded by the wide crest of a crater. The depth of the lake is 423.4 meters, which is the deepest in Japan, and its waters are the second most transparent after Lake Mashu-ko in Hokkaido. The bronze statue of the legendary Princess Tatsuko, standing on the western shore, is a symbol of the lake.
Lake Tazawa-ko is a popular place for not only sightseeing but also other activities such as aquatic sports and cycling. The lake offers boat excursions, swimming beaches, row boats and a road around the lake shore which can be followed by bus, car or on a bicycle rented at Tazawa-kohan. You may find more enjoyment by using the lake as a staging point for hikes along the trails of Mt. Komagatake and perhaps combining these with a stay in one of the isolated hot spring Ryokan inns scattered around Nyuto Onsen Hot Spring.

Opening HoursOpening Hours

  • Open 24 hours

ClosedClosed

  • No closing days

Price / Entrance FeePrice / Entrance Fee

  • Admission Free

Access / Public TransportAccess / Public Transport

  • 12 minutes from JR Tazawako Station by the bus bound for Nyuto-Onsen, Hachimantai, or Komagatake. Get off at Tazawa-ko bus stop.

Address / LocationAddress / Location

  • Tazawako-Kata, Semboku-shi, Akita, 014-1203

TweetsTweets

Sake Tours @SakeTours - 2019-10-08
On our Akita Sake Tour we stop by Lake Tazawa. This is the deepest lake in Japan at 423m. Too cold to go swimming .… https://t.co/SwWvwupfPs
Mommy Tinz 🌸🇯🇵 @okasantina - 2019-09-23
A visit to Our Lady of Akita Pilgrimage first stop was serene, the view was so perfect! 🥰🥰🥰🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼

#tazawa #lake… https://t.co/nHIU03Gske
Ayu @_ayuEnglish - 2019-09-21
Akita Prefecture is rich in nature, where you can enjoy beautiful local specialties and a culture. Lake Tazawa is a… https://t.co/mjlCWz0tns
Yukako @yukakoenglish - 2019-09-17
Tazawa is the deepest lake in Japan.

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Mirei Giuzio @juccio - 2019-09-13
Mt. Denali is the highest mountain in the North America. Lake Tazawa is the deepest lake in Japan. London has the o… https://t.co/BLPvJfrCli
Sophia Sama @SofiaSoBeast - 2019-08-20
Tazawa lake is a real place where I can release all my stresses out of my mind, here's calm. I really love the peac… https://t.co/4xjZadOSSO
sophia1999th @SofiaSoBeast - 2019-08-20
Tazawa lake is a real place where I can release all my stresses out of my mind, here's calm. I really love the peac… https://t.co/4xjZadOSSO
sophia1999th @sophia1999desu - 2019-08-20
Tazawa lake is a real place where I can release all my stresses out of my mind, here's calm. I really love the peac… https://t.co/4xjZadOSSO
Travel Japan @Travel21JPN - 2019-08-10
【Lake Tazawa (田沢湖)】
'Legends accompany Japan’s deepest lake.'
[Deepest lake: The Best in Japan 7]
#LakeTazawa… https://t.co/CxjLpTEAn9
Pete’s wandering life🚶‍♂️🚗📸 @peteswandering - 2019-08-09
@tokyo_0 Yes I need to rewatch it, especially after going to Lake Tazawa!!
Ana Maria Dempsey @galove0209 - 2019-08-07
I think #summer is #mammamia 🌴🌺🐠

#20190802 #august2 #bluesky #lake #さかい屋 #parfait #mammamiaherewegoagain #abba @ L… https://t.co/NJo8zQ0BEG
DMC Oriental LLC @mowmarkets - 2019-07-16
Watch the snow settle on thatched gassho-zukuri houses in Shirakawa-go. Or tour a sacred active volcano followed by… https://t.co/nWgrNfurpK
Liehuber @Liehuber - 2019-07-11
“Sun Rise at Lake Tazawa”
📷: © Shaw Tan #Photography
2014 SIEP Gold Award - Landscape https://t.co/9mJc6zovLx (via @ArtLify)
Arty @ArtLify - 2019-07-08
'Sun Rise at Lake Tazawa'
📷: © Shaw Tan #Photography
2014 SIEP Gold Award - L… https://t.co/W9UfM5oJab
Sam @YouCantEditSam - 2019-06-29
Northern Tōhoku.
1, 4, 5 Aomori.
2, 3 Lake Tazawa
I did more but the photos sucked and so did some of the places x… https://t.co/WvuUSQm4BT
𝐀𝐠𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐂𝐨𝐞𝐧. @diokiyeom - 2019-06-29
@XVIILEE Nothing could beat our memory at Tazawa lake when we came to Akita—!!
𝐃𝐊. @diokiyeom - 2019-06-29
@XVIILEE Nothing could beat our memory at Tazawa lake when we came to Akita—!!
𝐃𝐊. @diokiyeom - 2019-06-29
@XVIILEE Nothing could beat our memory at Tazawa lake when we came to Akita—!!
𝐃𝐊. @diokiyeom - 2019-06-29
@XVIILEE Nothing could beat our memory at Tazawa lake when we came to Akita—!!
𝙇𝙊𝙂𝙂𝙀𝘿 𝙊𝙐𝙏. @diokiyeom - 2019-06-29
@XVIILEE Nothing could beat our memory at Tazawa lake when we came to Akita—!!
FRE | 秋田Sound💎 @fre_fics - 2019-05-20
I visited Lake Tazawa (田沢湖), the same lake Seventeen visited during One Fine Day in Japan!

@pledis_17 https://t.co/WGB7LMiBCh
Jo Lee @joleeqh - 2019-04-22
Reached #Tazawako this late morning and decided on an impromptu cycling trip around Lake Tazawa. Took slightly over… https://t.co/BkM34MhXCv
Mary Bateman @xfairymaryx - 2019-04-10
I've been AWOL having adventures in Japan. My wonderful boyfriend @maxwelllfield asked me to be his wife in this be… https://t.co/KzudRqpKkl
Troy Nahumko @troynahumko - 2019-03-30
@thornburgh @RoadsKingdoms @visitjapan Lake Tazawa in Akita...now that's deep and beautiful. Love the pieces!
いぇん💎 @kimbapkiddin_ - 2019-03-26
💙 Lake Tazawa, in Semboku City 💙

This is actually the deepest lake in Japan and the waters are so clear. There’s… https://t.co/QesLgBoHCM
VCU Education Abroad @StudyAbroadVCU - 2019-03-19
#maybemonday: Go to the VMFA (or another art museum) in search of international artists you’re unfamiliar with! [pi… https://t.co/Ggl6NQ1Q1S
Rait Piir @HakuSensei - 2019-03-18
I'm a huge fan ofJapanese plum wine (umeshu) so I like to try many different varieties whenever I get around. This… https://t.co/WklVzmyO7Z
Nathan Cragg @rwbfitness - 2019-03-17
The rest of the lake scenery — at Lake Tazawa https://t.co/DUX8JAwF7p
Babylove @HillsBabylove - 2019-02-20
Lake Tazawa!💙 Gold lake is a mysterious lake when hot springs and shimizu are located from part of lake. From Autum… https://t.co/eIIuXk2X8U
𝓢𝓽𝓮𝓿𝓮𝓷 𝓩𝓾𝓮𝓷𝓼𝓴𝓮𝓼 @zuenskes - 2019-02-20
@eatyourkimchi Go to lake Tazawa! There's one there where you get to become Lady Tatsuko! 🤣

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