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Lake Tazawa Tree Tent Retreat

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Stretch out and relax in tents suspended in trees on the shores of Lake Tazawa

Tazawako Kakudate Tourism Association



Surrounded by the mountainous forests of Akita Prefecture, Lake Tazawa, Japan’s deepest lake, is renowned for its rich blue hue. Its largely undeveloped shorelines make it a peaceful place to relax and enjoy camping and hiking activities in the heart of nature.


Legend has it that Lake Tazawa is spiritual, protected by the deity Tatsuko, a beautiful woman who was transformed into a dragon by its magical waters.


Rent a hammock-like Tentsile tent and stretch out between trees, sway in the breeze, and observe the night sky. Invite friends and form your own forest community or find your own private woodland hideaway. Tentsile tree tents can also be pitched on ground or even floated on water, so you can make any space a temporary home to enjoy Lake Tazawa’s shimmering waters and glowing sunset.



How to get there


2 hours 50 minutes by shinkansen from Tokyo Station and then 15 minutes by bus from JR Tazawako Station.



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