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Tazawako Lake

Tazawakokata, Semboku 014-1203, Akita Prefecture
+81 187-43-2111
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Very Pretty Almost Circular Lake

This colourful and small, but very deep, lake is a picturesque location in Akita Prefecture. There... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2017
Lake Macquarie, Australia
Just a lake

We took the Bus ride around the lake that departs at 1045 hrs, ticket is 1190 yen for a round trip... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2017
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Tazawakokata, Semboku 014-1203, Akita Prefecture
+81 187-43-2111
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Reviewed 29 October 2017

This colourful and small, but very deep, lake is a picturesque location in Akita Prefecture. There is a very pleasant drive around the lake so that it can be viewed from many angles. Several stopping point offer food, etc. You can hire paddle boats at...More

Thank Wanderering1
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

We took the Bus ride around the lake that departs at 1045 hrs, ticket is 1190 yen for a round trip and is not covered by JR pass. You can buy the bus ticket inside the Tourist Information office. The whole round trip takes 90...More

Thank lydiaSingapore
Reviewed 26 September 2017

Lake Tazawako is one of the deepest lakes in all of Japan. If visited in the summer months the area is quite striking. There are boat tours and jet ski rentals. In the winter, I am told, good skiing and other winter activities.

Thank ohgeorge
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

The statue in the lake is very nice and you can get some lovely photos of the large lake. A few kilometres around there is a small area with a cafe/shop and place where you can hire pedalos and a small beach area. There isn't...More

Thank den5lb
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Visited last weekend and the views are wonderful , very peaceful place to visit , it is a caldera lake and being so deep I was surprised how pleasant the water temp was . We went last weekend during Kanto festival so it was very...More

Thank travelforwork035
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Tazawa lake not is the largest lake in Japan, but is the deepest lake in Japan with about 423.4m. Tokyo tower only about 333m and Tokyo sky tree about 634m, taxi driver told me, can put Tokyo into the lake! Water very clean and can...More

Thank Baileyxinh
Reviewed 12 June 2017

The lake is almost perfectly circular (volcanic I guess) and surrounded by mountains. Nice views across. Not sure about the Tatsuko statute - seems a bit incongruous in this natural setting.

Thank Conrad N
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Really beautiful lake, the water is so clear. There are many sightseeing spots around the lake. I guess the easiest way to go around is a rental car, but I think there is also a bus that goes around the lake too. Went here in...More

Thank Joonas L
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
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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22 September 2015|
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Response from Stella K | Reviewed this property |
We took a bus down to visit the lake - about 25-30 minutes from Mizuwa-sanso (bus stop was across the street a bit below, 2-3 minutes on foot). We spent about an hour on a bicycle (Y400 per hour per bicycle for the first... More
22 September 2015|
Response from Tony J | Reviewed this property |
Hello, I did not stay at the Nyuto Onsen. But I understand the buses run from Tazawako JR station every hour or so around the Lake and up to the Nyuto area. I am away from home at the moment so can't get to my trip... More