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Address: Tazawakokata, Semboku 014-1203, Akita Prefecture
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+81 187-43-2111

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It is a beautiful lake with a lovly story behind. Filled with fish and in summer with people trying to spae the heat

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 January 2017
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

It is a beautiful lake with a lovly story behind. Filled with fish and in summer with people trying to spae the heat

Thank Ana H
Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Lake Tazawa 田澤湖was one of the stops during our 2016 Autumn leaf-viewing Trip. We took a lot of pictures at this golden lady statue (姬觀音像), peaceful water, vibrant autumn maple leaves on the trees and distant mountains.

Thank Chuang004
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Although a long bus trip, the beauty of Japan lies in its peaceful lakes, trees, gardens and mountains, Mt Fuji being the stunner. Many will look at the statue and feel nothing- but this is a symbol - as is the lake. But the usual tourist shops across the road loses the mystic moment.

Thank hotroxx
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

There is a good story attached to the statue but it is nothing special to look at. What save it are the stunning views.

Thank Brucie32
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

The scenery at the lake was just beautiful. I took a bus from Tazawako station to hotspring onsen on Nuyto. The bus has a stop nearby the lake shore. So you can get off the bus to enjoy activities or walking around the lake if you have time, or just enjoy the view from the bus.

Thank Emmalively
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

The lake's beauty renders you speechless and enjoy the serenity. There is a bus ride but it takes around 1+ hr for JPY 800, for those who have a limited time cab is alternative source, bit expensive although JYP 5000 to and fro from JR Tazawako station to beach side of the lake. The mountains at the back of lake... More 

Thank R_P_Mittal
Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

One of the place you should visit . Make sure you get the timetable to go around the lake area . The round trip to go to lake tazawako from jr station have limited timing .

Thank Irah H
Bangkok, Thailand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016

We drove around the lake on a rather murky day in April, far from the best time to visit but very nice views across the lake to the snow topped peaks beyond... in the summer and autumn I guess it must be spectacular

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

You can catch a bus from Tazawako Station which circumnavigates the 22kms of the lake. The driver stops at the pictured statue and a shrine allowing 20 mins and 10 mins respectively to enjoy and take photos. At the cost of approximately Y1,000, it is great value and very enjoyable. You can get off the bus and rejoin the next... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2016

Lake Tazawa is one of the movie spot from the Korea Drama "Iris". The sapphire-blue lake is amazingly beautiful and mirror everything around it. I will recommend to visit this place only when you are staying overnight at the area; as there is nothing much to do and see nearby the lake and it will not worth the day trip.... More 

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