The deepest lake in Japan, lake Tazawa
The lake Tazawa is known to be the deepest lake in Japan.
From Tazawako station in the Akita shinkansen line, you can take a public bus to the “Tazawako rest house” bus stop. It takes around 15 minutes, there is at least one per hour.
Cruising on Lake Tazawa
If you have more than 2 hours to stay at lake Tazawa, we recommend joining the cruising tour.
It is possible to ride the ship off the other side of the lake, but you need more time to get back to the JR station.
An incredibly deep blue lake
The colour of the lake was a deep blue, we felt like we were getting sucked into the lake.
There is a legend about this lake. A breathtakingly beautiful girl called Tatsuko feared getting older and losing her beauty, so she wished a god to gain immortality.
Her wish came true, but she lived on as a dragon, not a beautiful girl.
You can see the golden statue of Tatsuko from a cruise ship.
Lake Tazawa is amazingly beautiful, but the atmosphere is somewhat lunatic, maybe because of its legend and the deep blue colour?