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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

AEON Corporation @AEONCorp - 2020-12-02
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日本語喋り相手募集中 || fazᵈᵐᵇʲ•ˡʲᵐ || 青•エク @ricecopperfish - 2020-11-26
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日本語喋り相手募集中 || fazᵈᵐᵇʲ•ˡʲᵐ || 青•エク @ricecopperfish - 2020-11-26
That's all for the legend! For a more in depth story, please refer to these links.
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Travel Tweets from Everybody Hates A Tourist @ehatourist - 2020-11-22
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Courtney🌻こーちゃん @fuyu_himari - 2020-11-18
Akita Prefecture has a lot of cool places to check out. Lake Tazawa is home to the statue of Lady Tatsuko. You can… https://t.co/2Gsa3KOJDO
Travel Tweets from Everybody Hates A Tourist @ehatourist - 2020-11-11
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☆彡URA-JAPAN☆彡 @URA_Japan2020 - 2020-11-08
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Pete’s wandering (🇨🇦🚶🏼‍♂️🚗📸 in 🇯🇵) @peteswandering - 2020-11-01
@BlackManJapan1 Lake Tazawa must be outstandingly beautiful right now
Pete’s wandering (🇨🇦🚶🏼‍♂️🚗📸 in 🇯🇵) @peteswandering - 2020-10-31
@bdjoetsu I was all around there last summer, fantastic place (need to go back, especially Lake Tazawa)
Onigiro Pocket Japan @onigiro_travel - 2020-10-24
Lake Tazawa is surrounded by beautiful highlands covered with infinite brushes, a view full of #colors in late… https://t.co/MMvLyGZjD4
Travel Tweets from Everybody Hates A Tourist @ehatourist - 2020-10-14
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☆彡URA-JAPAN☆彡 @URA_Japan2020 - 2020-10-05
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Pete’s wandering life🚶‍♂️🚗📸 @peteswandering - 2020-09-29
@frameoftravel Yes I really want to see Lake Tazawa with autumn colours....
☆彡URA-JAPAN☆彡 @URA_Japan2020 - 2020-09-28
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Travel Tweets from Everybody Hates A Tourist @ehatourist - 2020-09-15
A day trip from #Morioka to Lake Tazawa, #Japan #travel https://t.co/lR3U1UFMhG #asia #daytrips #hiking
Snufkin@Japanese no job wanderer @SnufkinJapanes1 - 2020-09-06
#Vanlife and wandering #Tohoku 68th day.
Bouillabaisse with half price seafood😋
I slept at Tazawa lake camp site (1… https://t.co/0Oi62aS6k5
Snufkin@Japanese no job wanderer @SnufkinJapanes1 - 2020-09-06
#Vanlife and wandering #Tohoku 68th day.
Fish of Tazawa lake in Senboku city, Akita prefecture. https://t.co/y6Y0FGKiDm
Snufkin@Japanese no job wanderer @SnufkinJapanes1 - 2020-09-06
#Vanlife and wandering #Tohoku 68th day.
Tazawa lake, the deepest lake in Japan, in Senboku city, Akita prefecture. https://t.co/aD1U5R39X6
☆彡URA-JAPAN☆彡 @URA_Japan2020 - 2020-09-06
Lake Tazawa Sightseeing information you should know Mysterious lake https://t.co/DOoHEWRwjB #akitalaketazawa #akitasightseeing #akitatourism
Travel Tweets from Everybody Hates A Tourist @ehatourist - 2020-09-03
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Futaba Horii @galove0209 - 2020-08-31
Ya always inspired me😘

#20200827 #love #bestie #happy #thursday #enjoy #life #goodbyesummer #iloveyou #bff @ Lake… https://t.co/stz6gsY6rF
おしるこ<シニアに商品・サービスをPR> @oshiruco_2018 - 2020-08-25
I have visited Lake Tazawa when I was 10 years old!

The sun glanced brightly on the lake, it was so beautiful.

If… https://t.co/wu8KFvjjj6
逸子@シニア英会話勉強中 @TreMaga - 2020-08-25
@oshiruco_2018 Lake Tazawa overlooking the Tazawako Highlands also very beautiful.
Please come again.
Pixel Vixen (ピクセルヴィクセン) @LaPixelVixen - 2020-08-08
Last day in Akita prefecture today before the drive back to Miyako, Iwate. Lake Tazawa first, followed by a hike up… https://t.co/tXxus8290R
Futaba Horii @galove0209 - 2020-08-04
#summer is a necessity🌴🌺🐠

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Travel Tweets from Everybody Hates A Tourist @ehatourist - 2020-08-04
A day trip from #Morioka to Lake Tazawa, #Japan #travel https://t.co/lR3U1UFMhG #asia #daytrips #hiking
☆彡URA-JAPAN☆彡 @URA_Japan2020 - 2020-08-02
Lake Tazawa Sightseeing information you should know Mysterious lake https://t.co/DOoHEWRwjB #akitalaketazawa #akitasightseeing #akitatourism
Travel Tweets from Everybody Hates A Tourist @ehatourist - 2020-07-23
A day trip from #Morioka to Lake Tazawa, #Japan #travel https://t.co/lR3U1UFMhG #asia #daytrips #hiking
☆彡URA-JAPAN☆彡 @URA_Japan2020 - 2020-07-18
Lake Tazawa Sightseeing information you should know Mysterious lake https://t.co/DOoHEWRwjB #akitalaketazawa #akitasightseeing #akitatourism
🌈 @kidulttttttttt - 2020-07-05
Lake Tazawa,Akita,Japan

Lake Tazawa(田沢湖, Tazawako) is located south of Towada-Hachimantai National Park, has kept… https://t.co/8we2FdZXp3
🌈 @kidulttttttttt - 2020-07-05
Lake Tazawa,Akita,Japan

Lake Tazawa(田沢湖, Tazawako) is located south of Towada-Hachimantai National Park, has kept… https://t.co/8we2FdZXp3

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