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Lake Tazawa-ko

Travel Guide - Lake Tazawa-ko


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


  • 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


Mary Bateman @maregan_la_fey - 2020-04-03
This day a year ago, my fiancé proposed to me beneath a Tori gate at Lake Tazawa, Akito prefecture, Japan. Even if… https://t.co/ZwsnCBwUAr
Taylor Blake Ward @TaylorBlakeWard - 2020-04-03
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Travel Tweets from Everybody Hates A Tourist @ehatourist - 2020-03-20
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Arthur Kaplan @ArthurKaplanSA - 2020-02-28
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ゾナー. J. ウィーナー =_6 ´ツ)9 @2j3ZN - 2020-02-22
The scene of Lake Tazawa (or Tazawako) was absolutely marvelous.

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C W SELLORS @CWSellors - 2020-02-17
Inspired by Lake Tazawa, arrives the Stunning new SLA023J1 Diver's Watch from Seiko.

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Roots Dance @AkiRoots - 2020-02-12
Sunset from Lake Tazawa. https://t.co/fMVloYB7D7
Snowkitten 🐱 @elikisnowkitten - 2020-02-08
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Joshua S @nifanatic - 2020-02-03
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Η Νερονή Κλαύδιος Καίσαρ Αύγουστος @NERONECLAVDIVS - 2020-01-26
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Η Νερονή Κλαύδιος Καίσαρ Αύγουστος @NERONECLAVDIVS - 2020-01-26
The Tazawako Highland Lift, which operates the Tazawako Highlands, calls for the use of 'many people think it is di… https://t.co/RRJV5dKFIO
C W Sellors - Jura Watches @JuraWatches - 2020-01-19
Inspired by Lake Tazawa in Japan, arrives the Stunning new SLA023J1 Diver's Watch from Seiko.

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Travel Tweets from Everybody Hates A Tourist @ehatourist - 2020-01-15
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Travel Tweets from Everybody Hates A Tourist @ehatourist - 2020-01-11
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仙北市観光課【公式】 @semboku_tourism - 2020-01-07
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Japan Australia @Japan_Australia - 2020-01-06
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Nippon.com @nippon_en - 2020-01-06
A lake with legendary dragons.
nippon.com/ja @nippon_ja - 2020-01-05
Lake Tazawa, Akita Prefecture: A Deep Blue, Unfrozen Surface Even in Winter https://t.co/6zfgmC7Wgb
Queen of Napping @AuroCyanide - 2019-12-11
Also Tatsuko! She was a woman that prayed for eternal beauty and so the gods transformed her into a dragon and she… https://t.co/6OFKcD5NqI
Queen of Napping @AuroCyanide - 2019-12-11
Going to check out Lake Tazawa today! It has a legend about a dragon attached to it so of course I need to go see it
Jon Sacks - Everybody Hates A Tourist @HeyJonTheGo - 2019-11-21
Lake Tazawa is the deepest lake in Japan, & also one of the clearest. I walked around the entire 12+ mile shore of… https://t.co/5P0qa8ZJJO
InsideJapan Tours @InsideJapan - 2019-11-20
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'Along the edge of Lake Tazawa, the views of the deep blue waters… https://t.co/1ZxJynFfo9
InsideJapan Tours @InsideJapan - 2019-11-18
📍: Lake Tazawa, Tohoku | 📸: #InsideJapan's Anna
'I was pleasantly surprised by a small but lush field of… https://t.co/jCCjbwfM2Q
のりたま@秋田県(天気垢) @noritamaweathe5 - 2019-11-15
Take a photo of Lake Tazawa in deep autumn.📷️

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reikorin265 @reikorin265 - 2019-11-11
I went to #Tazawako (Tazawa lake) , #Akita, #Japan.
The water color of the lake was beautiful. https://t.co/CohyFQVbM7


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