At 423 meters, this picture-perfect sapphire-blue crater lake is the deepest lake in Japan. With its near-perfect circle shape, the lake reflects the surrounding mountains like a gigantic mirror. Since the seasons and depth of light changes throughout the year, so does the color of the lake, from jade green to indigo blue.
A bus travels around the area, offering breathtaking views from various viewpoints
There is a statue of legendary princess Tasuko, who was turned into a dragon due to her desire for eternal beauty
Lake Tazawa is home to Goza-no-ishi shrine
Tazawako Station is on the JR Akita Shinkansen line. From JR Akita Station, Tazawako Station is about one hour by shinkansen.
Try the various water activities available, including jet-skiing and sailing during the summer months, or hike one of the many trails around the lake. There are many campsites, hostels, and hotels, making the lake a popular place to stay during the summer season. Boat tours are also available during peak seasons.