Lake Tazawa-ko

Travel Guide - Lake Tazawa-ko

Information

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 Hours

  • Open 24 hours

Closed

  • No closing days

Access / 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 / Location

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