Lake Tazawa

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A cruise boat on Lake Tazawa
A cruise boat on Lake Tazawa (Photo: 掬茶 / CC BY-SA 4.0)

Lake Tazawa was voted one of Japan's 100 Best Landscapes. The lake's cobalt blue water is so transparent that you can clearly see the fish swimming under the water's surface.



Lake Tazawa, Akita (Map) (Directions)


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Opening Hours

Monday Open 24 hours
Tuesday Open 24 hours
Wednesday Open 24 hours
Thursday Open 24 hours
Friday Open 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Holidays Open 24 hours

General Amenities

  • Designated smoking areas


  • Free Wi-Fi

Language support

  • English

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