Enjoy the natural beauty of Lake Tazawa, located in the center of Akita Prefecture. Japan's deepest lake at 423 m (1,388 ft), it features a circular shape that scientists believe to be the result of either volcanic activity or meteor impact. An all-gold statue of a woman named Tatsuko stands on the western shore: legend says she was cursed by being transformed into a dragon, and would later drown in the waters here. Bring a camera to capture the constantly changing color of the water, from indigo blue to turquoise green. Treat yourself to a visit to one of many hot spring spas operating in the surrounding hills. To visit Lake Tazawa on your trip to Semboku, use our Semboku trip builder app.
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Tours to Lake Tazawa
$149 BOOK WITH VIATOR Floating tent × Cold Beverage! Relaxing time in Japan's deepest lake!
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
$93 BOOK WITH VIATOR Akita/Kakunodate Half-Day Private Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide
Duration: 4 hours
Lake Tazawa reviews
went there during early of December and there was nothing much to do beside the golden statue and a couple of shrines. the lake was very clear and peaceful more »
We took a Round-the-Lake Bus to visit this lake during the autumn of 2019. The fare, 2,100 Yen was pretty expensive. However, it was worth the trip because the bus took us around the entire Tazawa..... more »
This is one of the best place to see maples trees in Japan. If you come here between middle of October and middle of November and drive a car to circle around this lake. Amazing spot is every where.
Beautiful lake and you will appreciate more by renting a bike and cycle round the lake. Easy access from Morioka station, and take about 4hrs easy pace to ride round the lake.
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