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Lake Tazawa, Semboku

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#1 of 49 in Parks in Akita Prefecture
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. Our Semboku tourist route planner makes visiting Lake Tazawa and other Semboku attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • August 14, 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 K...  more »
  • July 31, 2017
    The only not use parking lot of souvenir shops to visit. Can also stop in at the hotel parking lot a short distance, and places to visit no less lakeside road so very not recommended at risk, children and old people. But other attractions are not that bad.
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  • July 30, 2017
    Visit about 20 years ago, to Lake Shore Drive about half a tree pure blue of the Lake occasionally show from the time unchanged, were amazed. Matching blue green of the mountains and Lake say no. Only about 20 degrees was ideal in the summer, in the 7 months of the end of the summer. This is a great place to enjoy leisure, hotels and souvenir shops, as well as a forest of Akita Prefecture and camping site nearby.
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Where to stay in Semboku

Traditional Japanese lodges and ryokans dot the picturesque forest landscape of Semboku's Nyuto Onsen, a popular hot spring resort, offering outdoor baths and quaint designs. In Kakunodate, famous for its historic samurai houses, you can find several simple guesthouses, especially near the train station. A number of private lodges, inns, and dormitory-style hostels lie scattered in the surrounding hills, mostly close to ski slopes and mineral hot springs.
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