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Lake Tazawa, Semboku

3.9
#1 of 75 in Parks in Akita Prefecture
Water Body · Nature / Park
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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  • 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 »
  • Tazawa lake is the deepest lake in Japan so it is famous in that sense. Of course the water is very clean. Manybe one and only must see thing is Tatsuko Statue but it is rather new and frankly I did....  more »
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  • 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.
  • Around 20km in circumference, beautiful lake in Akita prefecture. We did a bicycle tour around the lake. There are plenty of restaurants on the lake side and rental places for bicycles and 50cc motorbikes and lodging as well.
  • I saw this picture many years ago in a National Geographic and had to come see it myself. I visited this place in the Spring so I could avoid the crowds from the Winter season and the summer season, and I still found it beautiful. BE WARNED - in the off season the buses do not run regularly. I had to walk from my hotel all the way around the lake in order to see this beautiful statue. Worth it. The serene lake in a quiet mountain is what I needed to get away from the hustle of the city.
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