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Lake Tazawa-ko

Travel Guide - Lake Tazawa-ko

InformationInformation

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

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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Voyapon @Voyapon - 2019-02-14
Located a mere 3 hour #shinkansen ride from Tokyo, #Lake #Tazawa isn't only the deepest lake in #Japan, but also on… https://t.co/3fbLGi536j
Japan Awaits @JapanAwaits - 2019-02-02
Itsukushima is not the only one😉
Lake Tazawa, Japan🇯🇵 📍📍📍
Lake Tazawa (田沢湖) keeps on the natural beauty over the y… https://t.co/YoKtq9VUSs
Todd Fong @toddfongphoto - 2019-01-25
Itsukushima doesn't hold a monopoly on torii ⛩ with a view. Mikuraishi on the shores of Lake Tazawa in Semboku, Aki… https://t.co/3l7My2injP
ビューティーガーデン @beautyfun - 2019-01-22
It's over the lake TAZAWA. https://t.co/hHVxoeDpmx
M @mypoetryplace - 2019-01-21
Lake Tazawa

Blankets of snowfall
Rest gently upon mountains
Surrounding its depths

Rippled reflections
Dance bene… https://t.co/GnSHjDwhNd
M @mypoetryplace - 2019-01-21
Lake Tazawa

Blankets of snowfall
Rest gently upon mountains
Surrounding its depths

Rippled reflections
Dance bene… https://t.co/GnSHjDwhNd
MCV Media @mcv_media - 2019-01-21
HILARIOUS DETECTIVES #102 UNCUT|Miko visits Tazawa lake-Thien Vuong&the handicraft villages https://t.co/9mMiuo0SEU
M @mypoetryplace - 2019-01-15
Lake Tazawa
Haiku #3

Winter settled in
The pagoda keeps watch
Spring is approaching

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M @mypoetryplace - 2019-01-15
Lake Tazawa
Haiku #3

Winter settled in
The pagoda keeps watch
Spring is approaching

@mypoetryplace
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.… https://t.co/A8V7dTuXDB
M @mypoetryplace - 2019-01-14
Lake Tazawa
Haiku #1

Blankets of snowfall
Rest gently upon mountains
Surrounding its depths https://t.co/ryx79Z0bH4
M @mypoetryplace - 2019-01-14
Lake Tazawa
Haiku #2

Rippled reflections
Dance beneath reality
Shadows of themselves https://t.co/Mu1lCqBPRC
mypoetryplace @mypoetryplace - 2019-01-14
Lake Tazawa
Haiku #1

Blankets of snowfall
Rest gently upon mountains
Surrounding its depths https://t.co/ryx79Z0bH4
Wesley @WAESURI97 - 2019-01-04
Been wanting to do this for a very long time

Back when I was going through my koreaboo phase in middle school, I… https://t.co/9fydGNWVql
Chingchong @amirkurosaki - 2019-01-03
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Can i skip fourth year?
📸: zanggo1605 @ Lake Tazawa https://t.co/KJNCRunqcK
Chingchong @amirkurosaki - 2019-01-03
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Can i skip fourth year?
📸: zanggo1605 @ Lake Tazawa https://t.co/KJNCRunqcK
Heartland JAPAN @Heartland_JAPAN - 2018-12-30
Kansa-gu Shrine can be found on the shores of Lake Tazawa - the deepest lake in Japan - located in Akita Prefecture… https://t.co/RkYVurL0yq
Stereo Breeze @stereobreezerec - 2018-11-27
'After spending the day at Lake Tazawa, I came back to my hotel room, had some sushi and Japanese beer, and wrote a… https://t.co/iO7OntlyW3
diet gay ™ @hernameisfarai - 2018-11-17
Listen to LAKE TAZAWA by bamzy #np on #SoundCloud https://t.co/ErkQmTGw6a
Dr Abigail McQuatters-Gollop @anaturalstate - 2018-11-05
Autumn beaches are the best. #enjoytohoku @ Lake Tazawa https://t.co/VzTHKaBoQC
Dr Abigail McQuatters-Gollop @anaturalstate - 2018-11-05
How can water be that blue? #nofilter #enjoytohoku @ Lake Tazawa https://t.co/LVlGfTOqgB
Agnes T♥ @MiracleGuruGal - 2018-11-03
One of my favourite photos of Lake Tazawa. Taken with my Canon Ixus 9500.
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#thanksforthememories #japan… https://t.co/NfCdZy32bw
Matt de Neef @climbingcyclist - 2018-10-31
Wet floors, colourful ceilings. #akitaprefecture #japan 🇯🇵 @ Lake Tazawa https://t.co/rmbqVFvpRR

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