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Tazawako Lake, Semboku
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Enjoy the natural beauty of Tazawako Lake, 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 Tazawako Lake and other Semboku attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • 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 -...  more »
  • Lake tazawa is known in the deepest lake in Japan of 423 m in depth. Especially blue of the water is really nice, excellent in transparency so drawn into the Lake. Dragon child legend is pleasant. Is recommended over Akita komagatake volcano in the background to this landscape from the image area. May be difficult to clear the area and surrounded by mountains, you can enjoy the views!
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  • Lake tazawa in early winter was a very calm place. See all Lake is so not what big banks hope,. Is there think this Lake has a depth of 400 m or more profound.
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